You are a champion of moderation, reason, and tolerance.
Civic Observers like to stay out of the political spotlight, while still being open to new information from trusted friends or family. Generally good-natured, you are able to see the good and potential in people and events. Though you tend not to publicly campaign, you believe in sustainable and balanced policies for the economy, social programs, and environmental health.
Though you’re kindhearted and want what is best for everyone, you try not to get too involved with the day-to-day political arena. All the news, rhetoric, and fighting is tiresome and overwhelming, so it’s easiest just to block it out and focus on your day-to-day.
You’re able to form close relationships with those you trust and can generally rely on close confidants to help guide your values and decisions. When a political argument starts, you try to stay out of it until you feel threatened directly enough to respond.
Though you stay out of direct political engagement, you do care about social justice, economic prosperity for all, and an economy that balances growth with sustainability. Balance is important to you, especially when it comes to family, friends, and your day-to-day interactions.
As a civic observer, you promote balanced prosperity insofar as economic and social systems should work for everyone (if you play by the rules). Sustainable economic and environmental systems are critical for ensuring a high quality of life.
Using MPP’s trait and engagement criteria, your personality match as a Civic Observer shows lower levels of political engagement and value assertiveness. This not necessarily a negative, it just means that you tend to keep to yourself when it comes to politics and don’t overly assert your values onto others. When it comes to decision-making, you’ll occasionally make political decisions (like who to vote for) based on your gut feelings, rather than in-depth research.
Political engagement measures the amount you actively engage in politics via socialization, reading/writing content, or actively engaging in civic affairs.
Idealism measures your outlook on the future. Those who are optimistic tend to see the good in others and have positive hope for humanity, whereas those who are pessimistic tend to be realists and darwinists.
Change appetite measures whether you would prefer things stay the same or if you want them to change (e.g reform).
Decision Making Process40%
Your decision-making process is measured on a scale of emotional dominant to analytical dominant reasoning. Emotional dominant reasoning means you are likely to go with your gut, whereas analytical dominant reasoning mostly relies on pure logic and facts.
Agreeableness measures how likely you are to be receptive to feedback and different opinions. People who are more close-minded tend to holdfast to their beliefs, whereas those who are open-minded tend to welcome different perspectives.
Value assertiveness measures how actively you project your values and opinions onto others. Those who are passive tend to keep to themselves, whereas those who are very assertive tend to openly advocate for their beliefs.
Your Ideal Society
You thrive in a world where you can be yourself and trust that those in power will do what’s best for you, your friends, and your family. You understand that this isn’t always the case, so you will engage in politics when you feel threatened or when your livelihood is on the line.
Preferably, you’d enjoy a world where you don’t have to worry about all the complexities of globalism, economic trade policies, and social systems. You just want things to work and want people in power who will look out for your best interests by making reasonable decisions using facts and logic.
Trying to stay up-to-date on politics and world events is time-consuming, and often it’s very difficult to do. Ideally, you’ll excel in a society where elected officials promote social justice, balanced & moderate reform, and balanced economic growth.
Civic Observers are typically aligned with the platform, values, and pro-social rights leanings of the Democratic Party.
Political Party Alignment
Social healthcare refers to prioritizing affordable and accessible healthcare for all, including mental healthcare.
Environmental health prioritizes issues like global warming, environmental regulations, and clean energy.
Wealth maximization refers to prioritizing policies that maximize economic, asset, and business growth.
Immigration rights refers to prioritizing policies around immigration reform, border reform, or a path to citizenship.
Social equality prioritizes policies that tend to support minority, women, and LGBTQ rights, including freedom of expression in all forms.
Education reform prioritizes policies that support K-12 education, after-school programs, and college access/affordability.
Religious fundamentals are policy prioritizes that focus on promoting and protecting religious values.
Amicable Global Relations80%
Amicable global relations encompasses policies that promote international cooperation, migration, aid, and globalism.
Law and Regulation70%
Law and regulation focuses on policies that uphold social order, government oversight, and criminal justice.
Civic Observer Power-Ups
You derive fulfillment out of living a meaningful day-to-day life without being distracted by political quarreling. Personal relationships are very important to you, so you try not to start political debates with friends and family unless you’re challenged directly.
Civic Observers are often surprised by how much their voice matters. Though you may be unsure what cause to latch on to, you’ll feel most fulfilled by finding a campaign that allows you to create strong intimate relationships with others. Typically, you’ll find causes around social justice, economic fairness, and sustainability to be the most rewarding.
Though primarily focused internally, your energy and passion can easily excite others when you truly believe in something. Hence, Civic Observers are often underestimated in the political arena, but they’ll show up when the time is right.