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3 Minute Liberalism Test

Liberalism, as a personality trait, is associated with the Big Five’s concept of Openness to Experience. Trait Liberalism is tied to open-mindedness, tolerance, and a positive attitude toward diversity. By contrast, those lower in Trait Liberalism tend to have greater respect for tradition and typically see merit in the stability and sense of belonging that a shared set of values can create for a community.

Are you high or low in Trait Liberalism? For each of the following questions, indicate how well it applies to you below.

Question 1 of 10

The laws of this country need to be more strictly enforced.



The IDRlabs 3 Minute Liberalism Test (IDR-3MLT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MLT is based on the work of Dr. Robert McCrae and Dr. Paul Costa Jr., who created the Big Five Personality Inventory. Liberalism is one of the sub traits of the Big Five trait of openness to experience. The IDR-3MLT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of personality psychology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Liberalism Test was informed by the Big 5 Personality Inventory criteria for openness, as published in Costa, Paul & McCrae, R.R. (1999). A five-factor theory of personality. The Five-Factor Model of Personality: Theoretical Perspectives. 2. 51-87. Nordin, M.S. (2012). Confirmatory factor analysis on the big 5 personality test inventory. Southeast Asia Psychology Conference. Laros, J.A., Peres, A.J.S., Andrade, J.M., et al. Validity evidence of two short scales measuring the Big Five personality factors. Psicol. Refl. Crit. 31, 32 (2018).

The work of Dr. McCrae and Dr. Costa has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the Big 5 Personality Inventory, for clinical use, especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute Liberalism Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Liberalism Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the trait of openness to experience. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your specific personality. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive personality assessment can be made only by a qualified professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Liberalism Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics of this trait, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Liberalism Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

3 Minute Liberalism Test

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Liberalism Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to the emphasis of individual freedom.

2. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

3. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.