Monday, October 7, 2013

Science Confirms The Obvious: Political Extremists Think They Are Right And You Are Wrong

Extreme attitudes are usually accompanied by a sense that those beliefs are the only "correct" ones.
The study, which implicated extremists on both sides of the political spectrum, analyzed the extent to which being extremely conservative or extremely liberal correlated with feelings of belief superiority. Belief superiority doesn't just mean you think your opinions are correct, it means also believing it's the only valid opinion, and that all other opinions or attitudes are inferior to yours. "They don't just take a side, they actually believe that everyone who disagrees with that view must be wrong," lead author Kaitlyn Toner explained.


  1. Well they're wrong about that. You can take my word for it as I'm never wrong.

    1. What a coincidence, Jemmy! I'm never wrong too. Let's form a party.