Via spring.org.uk Article
Is This A Circle? What The Answer Reveals About You
“People who tend towards saying the shape above is a circle are generally more liberal, a new study finds. People in the study who tended to say this was a circle were also:
- for the legalisation of cannabis,
- for gay marriage,
- for a government-funded welfare state.
Those who said the shape above was not a circle tended to be more politically conservative. Naturally, they were also more likely to be for strengthening drug laws and ‘small’ government.
For the study people were shown all sorts of geometric shapes, not just circles. Some of the shapes were perfect squares, circles or rectangles, some were not. The idea is to test how much people tolerate differences from the norm. …
So, returning to the (alleged?) circle, if you see it as not a circle then it’s because the imperfections stand out to you. If you see it as a circle then it’s because the imperfections don’t stand out so much to you. No one is saying one way or the other is correct (be quiet geometricians!) — we are all built differently.”
The study was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology(Okimoto & Gromet et al., 2015).