Values refer to the political characteristics featured in the 8Values political test and its derivatives. Values describe a generic characteristic, and are not complete ideologies on their own. Under the hereditary model of ideological formation in the PolCompBall universe, they are regarded as distant ancestors of most modern ideologies. In comics, they feature as generic characters representing single beliefs.
8Values is an open-source political test created in April 2017, which measures users' agreement with eight diametrically opposing values across four axes, and matches them to an ideology. The original test's code serves as the basis for the other tests in this article.
- Economic Axis:
- Equality - Oriented economies distribute value evenly among the populace. They tend to support progressive tax codes, social programs, and socialist economics.
- Markets - Oriented economies are focused on rapid growth. They tend to support lower taxes, privatization, deregulation, and laissez-faire capitalism.
- Diplomatic Axis:
- Nationalists - Are patriotic, believing in an aggressive foreign policy, valuing the military, strength, sovereignty, and (sometimes) territorial expansion.
- Internationalists - Are cosmopolitan and globalist. They often believe in a peaceful foreign policy, emphasizing diplomacy, cooperation, integration, and a world government.
- Civil Axis:
- Liberty - Oriented individuals believe in strong civil liberties. They tend to support democracy and oppose state intervention in citizens' personal lives. Some extreme cases want to smash the state.
- Security - Oriented individuals believe in strong state power. They tend to support state intervention in citizens' personal lives, government surveillance, censorship or autocracy.
- Societal / Cultural Axis:
- Tradition - Oriented individuals like traditional values and strict adherence to a traditional moral code. Though not always, they are usually religious, conservative and support the status quo or the status quo ante.
- Progress - Oriented individuals Believe in social change, science and rationality. Though not always, they are usually secular or atheist, liberal and support environmental action and scientific or technological research.
9Axes is a modified version of 8Values created in July 2017, which adds five more axes to 8Values' original four.
- Federal - Favors stronger local governments.
- Unitary - Prefers stronger national governments.
- Democracy - Favors elections and popular opinion.
- Authority - Prefers the judgment of the government.
- Globalist - Favors international organizations.
- Isolationist - Prefers avoiding international relations.
- Militarist - Favors military action.
- Pacifist - Prefers avoiding military action.
- Security - Favors government prioritizing safety.
- Freedom - Prefers government prioritizing staying out of their lives.
- Equality - Favors socialism.
- Markets - Favors capitalism.
- Secular - Prefers religion to stay out of public life and government.
- Religious - Prefers religion having some effect on society.
- Progress - Favors scientific advancement and change.
- Tradition - Favors tradition.
- Assimilationist - Favors immigrants, if any, conforming to the national culture.
- Multiculturalist - Prefers having many cultural identities in the nation.
LeftValues measures and analyzes various aspects of left-wing political, social and economic viewpoints across seven axes.
- Revolution - Supports a radical and rapid overthrow of the capitalist system through a mass uprising.
- Reform - Favors inducing gradual changes within capitalist structures, such as liberal democracy, with the eventual goal of reaching socialism.
- Scientific - Supports or sympathizes with the Marxist analysis of society along the lines of dialectical materialism.
- Utopian - Believes in a more idealistic analysis of society and reject materialist approaches.
- Central - Supports an economic structure based around centralized national planning.
- Decentral - Supports an economic structure based around decentralized planning, usually on a more localized scale.
- International - Supports forming an international socialist movement, often with the eventual goal of abolishing nations.
- National - Prioritizes building socialism within existing borders and rejects the goal of a world socialist republic.
- Party - Favors using political parties as the basis of a socialist movement.
- Union - Favors using trade unions and other forms of mass organization as a basis of a socialist movement.
- Production - Prioritizes industrial output and self-sustainability over ecological goals.
- Nature - Supports an environmentally oriented economy with strict ecological protections.
- Conservative - Favors more socially conservative policies and views.
- Progressive - Supports more socially progressive policies and views.
RightValues is a modified version of LeftValues that measures and analyzes various aspects of right-wing political, social and economic viewpoints across seven axes.
- Reform - Refers to the support of more socially progressive policies and views.
- Conserve - Refers to the support of more socially conservative policies and views.
- Interventionism - Refers to the support of increased economic regulation and government intervention.
- Laissez-Faire - Refers to the support of decreased economic regulation and free-market policies.
- Dictatorship - Refers to favoring a strong, autocratic government.
- Constitution - Refers to favoring a smaller, democratic government.
- Particular - Nations avoid partaking in international conflict.
- Universal - Nations desire to topple corrupt regimes or nations, for the purpose of benefiting itself, or the benefit of the people internationally.
- Theocracy - Refers to the support of a theocratic government, where religious organizations make political decisions.
- Separation - Refers to the support of separation between church and state.
- Accelerate - Refers to the belief that technological acceleration brings more benefits to society and the market.
- Decelerate - Refers to the belief that technological progress should be slowed, and that humans should return to a more primitive way of life.
- Race - Refers to the belief that different races have inherent biological characteristics, and should be kept apart from each other.
- Equality - Refers to the belief that race is a negligible factor to a person's character or behavior, and that a multiracial society is acceptable.
8dreams is a modified version of 8Values that measures users' alignment with off-compass ideologies. The values represent extreme and off-compass versions of the standard eight values. 8dreams was created in May 2020 as promotion for Grej's Realicide webseries.
- Altruity - Refers to the belief that all property, no matter the form or ownership, should be collectivized. This can include information, all forms of currency, and personal property.
- Avarice - Refers to the belief that all forms of property should be privatized and competed over in the free market. Those who are dominant within the market economy should thus gain more property.
- Dominant - Individuals want their ideology spread throughout the world. They think force can be used when spreading an ideology.
- Insular - Individuals avoid forcing their opinion on others. They prefer to use methods like leading by example and "propaganda of the deed".
- Self - Oriented individuals believe in the power of the individual. They tend to support an anarchist or egoist government (if any). They believe Egoism is, inevitably, what makes humans human.
- Totality - Oriented individuals believe in an absolute government. They think individuals have no power at all, and only the state should have power.
- Stalwart - Individuals believe that a person's physical strength is their core value, and their behavioral characteristics can only by dictated by the strong or by the surrounding environment.
- Hedonic - Individuals believe that a person's personal happiness is the core value of any human. Though not always, they are usually secular or atheist, and support different types of communities standing up for their own unique characteristics.
AltValues is a modified version of 9Axes that combines philosophical values with political and economic ones.
- Individual - Emphasize personal achievement at the expense of group goals, resulting in a strong sense of competition.
- Collective - Emphasize family and group goals above individual needs or desires.
- Market - Refer to laissez-faire market systems as efficient ways to redistribute resources.
- Planned - Economies see free markets as unfairly flawed and support alternative systems, such as a (state-)planned economy.
- Essentialists - View all individuals as defined by inherent traits, which cannot be manipulated by environmental factors.
- Constructivists - Consider the characteristics of an individual to be mostly influenced by the environment, such as socio-economic factors and upbringing.
- Pragmatists - Value practical solutions, and do not concern themselves with moral dogmas.
- Idealists - Tend to adopt a set of moral principles for life and reject challenging views, even if proven superior.
- Universal - Worldviews are viewed as adaptable to any situation.
- Particular - Worldviews are limited to a specific context or region.
- Ecological - Principles are concerned about nature and are willing to sacrifice industrial output to preserve nature.
- Industrial - Principles have little regard for environmental concerns and value industrial output over nature.
- Politicized - Individuals see politics as important aspect of everyday life (mandated political organizations, ideological advertising).
- Apolitical - Individuals think that politics should be dealt with out of their sight.
- Religious - Individuals see religion as an important aspect of society.
- Secular - Individuals would rather not have religious affairs in society.
- Futurist - Aesthetics involve space, acceleration, technology and youth.
- Historic - Aesthetics are godly, classical, idealistic and crystallized.
- Moderation - Moderate liberals believe in the fundamentals of liberalism, being "life, liberty and property" but do not think these should be taken too far, especially beyond what has been proven to work in the last decade or so. They tend to trust the state, some even believing that the state benefits the cause of liberty. They tend to like neoclassical economics and keep activism within legal boundaries.
- Extremity - More extreme liberals tend to believe that liberty extends beyond the fundamentals. They tend to be more skeptical of the state and support the Austrian school of thought and counter-economic activity, and other similar policies.
- Libertarian unity - Libertarian Unity liberals believe that the statist right is not to be trusted and shouldn't be allied with. They instead favour alliances with the libertarian left. They see authoritarianism and collectivism as a bigger threat.
- Right unity - Right Unity liberals believe that the libertarian left (which they see as not very libertarian) is not to be trusted and shouldn't be allied with. They instead favour alliances with the statist right. They see socialism as a bigger threat.
- Paleo - Liberals with higher paleo values are conservative tend to think that heritage is a core part of society and should be upheld at all costs. They tend to value things such as the state and church and be skeptical of things like woke culture.
- Bleeding Heart - Bleeding heart libertarians tend to side with Progressivism.
LiberationValues is a modified version at 8values aimed at anti-authoritarian leftists.
- Moderate - Moderates believe in LibLeft values, but don't think their ideology should go to far.
- Radical - Radicals believe in LibLeft values and think it should be taken further than moderation.
- Left-Unity - Refers to a preference to side with statist leftist ideologies rather than ones closer to the right, as these people see capitalism as a greater threat.
- Lib-Unity - Refers to a preference to side with libertarian rightist ideologies, as these people see statism as a bigger threat.
- Centralized - Refers to advocacy for centralized government.
- Decentralized - Refers to advocacy for decentralized management.
- Localist - Refers to focusing on local issues primarily.
- Globalist - Refers to having equal concern with all regions' issues.
- Traditionalist - Refers to support for traditional values.
- Progressive - Refers to support for progressive values.
- Reform - Refers to support for achieving political goals through reform.
- Revolution - Refers to support for achieving political goals through revolution, violence, and/or insurrection.
- Markets - Refers to a preference of market-based economy over a planned one.
- Planning - Refers to a preference of a planned economy, rather than a market one.
12Wackies is a political quiz which tests people based off 12 off-compass dichotomies. The test is a joke more than anything else and shouldn't be taken too seriously.
- Altruity - Advocacy for collectivization of all property, regardless of the form of ownership.
- Avarice - Advocacy for all property to be privatized and competed for in the free market.
- Cosmocracy - Favors interventionism and aims for a one world government, or even a galaxy-wide one.
- Incognitism - Favors isolation to the point no one would be familiar with them, nor would they be familiar with anyone else.
- Self - Belief that individuality is what makes humans humans and that this can't be avoided. Advocates may usually suggest an anarchist or egoist government.
- Totality - Belief the individual has no power and only the state has power. Advocates may usually suggest an absolutist government.
- Morality - Belief that morality is important and should be applied to their beliefs and protected at all costs.
- Immorality - Belief that moralism does not exist, or should not be applied.
- Chaotic - Belief that it's human nature to be destructive and suppressing this functionality would be detrimental to society.
- Systematic - Belief that humans are metaphorical cogs in a societal system and and its every humans job to do complete some role in society.
- Regressive - Belief that modern technology is harming society and we should return to a time of more primitive technology.
- Replacement - Belief that technology is good and the technological process should be accelerated until humans are replaced by technology.
- Egalitarian - Belief that no hierarchy is valid and and that all humans are created equal.
- Supremacist - Belief that some people are superior to others and that humans are naturally in a hierarchic structure.
- Nihilism - The non belief in a god/gods or divine force.
- Esoteric - Belief religions are key parts of human societies.
- Universalism - believe that Humanity should expand to outer space.
- Urbanism - believe that Smaller-In-Area Governments are more efficient than Global Superpowers.
- Ochlocracy - Belief that the mob is always right and mob rule should is how society should be led.
- Aristocracy - Belief that mob rule is uneducated and the elite are much more equipped to make important decisions.
- Panculturalism -
- Monoculturalism -
- Destructionism - Belief that war should be promoted to solve issues and weapons of mass destruction should be used.
- Irenic - Belief that war should never be fought and that diplomatic and pacifist options should always be used.
CenterValues is another political quiz similar to 8values and LeftValues, but directed at centrists. The test says it is a parody and also shouldn't be taken too seriously.
- Axes - Belief that there are many, different types of political extremism that are separate, instead of being put into one category.
- Horseshoe - Belief that the further away an ideology is from the center, the more insane it is and tend to see extremes as the same. Tends to see centrism/extremism as a larger divide than left/right or auth/lib.
- Moderate - Opinions within the Overton window that are simple and non-contradictory.
- Radical - People with higher scores tend to see things differently depending on the topic, and that every policy needs its own separate consideration from any other one.
- Political - People with high Political like to participate in political discussion, and would probably vote.
- Apolitical - People who are apolitical are not interested in politics and would rather not be involved in them.
- Dead - Dead centrists do not lean to either the left or the right.
- Leaning - These centrists often agree with one side of the political spectrum, though while not supporting both sides completely, they like to view one side as the lesser evil.
InfValues is a political quiz inspired by Infinite Axes meme and based on SapplyValues. InfValues doesn't just justify itself to just political opinions, but on others on what people believe other than their political views.
- Economic Axis - This axis ranges from planned economics to free market economics.
- State Axis - This axis ranges from decentralization and state abolition to centralization and state control over the people.
- Nation Axis - This axis ranges from globalism and world union to nationalism and national supremacy.
- Social Axis - This axis ranges from social reform to cultural heritage and preservation.
- Technical Progress Axis - This axis ranges from technological regression and deceleration to technological advancement and acceleration.
- Religion Axis - This axis ranges from secularity to religiousness.
- Radicality Axis - This axis ranges from political moderatism to radicalism and extremism.
- Manifestation Axis - This axis ranges from violence to diplomatic pacifism.
- Leader Axis - This axis ranges by leader type.
- Political Axis -
- Foreign Axis - This axis ranges from national isolation to international interventionism and influence.
- Cultural Axis - This axis ranges from cultural acceptance to cultural supremacy.
- Realization Axis - This axis ranges by imagination, from best to the worst.
- Social Norms Axis -
- Economic Intervention Axis -
- Age Axis - This axis ranges by power by age, from youngest to oldest.
- Order Axis -
CapValues is a political test that analyses a person's political views based off of 176 statements.
- Free Market - Those with higher free market scores favour less state intervention in the economy, believing that there is no need for business affairs to be complicated by government regulations. They favour market solutions, privatisation of services, market deregulation, lower taxation, etc.
- Corporatism - Those with higher corporatist scores favour state intervention in the economy and are skeptical of the free market system. While still supporting the propertarian and hierarchical element of capitalism, they advocate for the organization of society in different areas of employment called "corporations" which the government assigns people to and your employment into these is designated by your interests and skills.
- Futurism - Those with higher futurist scores tend to be more skeptical of inherited traditions and institutions, trying to accelerate culturally as much as possible. They tend to be in favour of youth rights, free love, cultural revolutionary sentiments and completely rebrand culture (as in arts and music) getting rid of traditional schemes and focusing on a new futurist style.
- Conservatism - Those with higher conservative scores tend to be in favour of the preservation of inherited traditions and institutions, while slowing down cultural progress. They tend to be in favour of the traditional family unit and tend to not support sexual promiscuity or modernism. They often tend to criticize modern art and architecture.
- Autocracy - Those with higher autocracy scores tend to prefer the judgement of the government (especially under an absolute monarchy or a technocracy, though not necessarily). They tend to be more authoritarian though not necessarily as a libertarian could support it as a better way to preserve individual freedom than traditional democracy.
- Democracy - Those with higher democracy scores tend to prefer the judgement of the people. Those with higher scores may advocate for a direct democracy or a liquid democracy, while those with lower scores may just advocate for a representative democracy.
- Authoritarianism - Those with higher authoritarian scores tend to support Law & Order, a stronger State that can act more effectively and more control over people's lives. Those with very high scores may support censorship and totalitarianism.
- Libertarian - Those with higher libertarian scores tend to support privacy, the legalization of drugs, weaker State power and less State control over people's lives. Those with very high scores may support anarchism.
- Productivism - Those with higher productivist scores take a more anthropocentric approach that production is superior to the environment, and humans should be able to farm and shape it as they see fit. Though not always, they tend to be skeptic of climate science.
- Environment - Those with higher environmentalist scores hold that nature should be a significant factor in deciding public policy, be it increasing recycling, decreasing CO2 emissions, or stopping water pollution, etc. They may support government and community regulations to protect the environment.
- Land Rights - Those with higher land rights scores hold that landlords provide a valuable service to their communities, and that private ownership of land should be held sacred and not excessively taxed.
- Georgism - Those with higher georgist scores support a fair distribution of economic rent and the annihilation of deadweight loss from inefficient taxes and harmful monopolies. They often support a Land Value Tax.
- Anti Clerical - Those with higher anti clerical scores tend to support lower religious interference in public life, especially in politics. They want to end what they call unfair privileges by the religious class. Those with very high anti-clerical scores may support anti-theism.
- Religious - Those with higher religious scores tend to support religious traditions and morality, believing it should be a bulwark for civilization. They tend to support a priesthood (religious upper class) and those with very high scores could support a theocracy where religion has a high influence over public life.
- Globalism - Those with higher globalist scores tend to support global co-operation, lower restrictions to immigration and tend to view patriotism as an overrated quality. They tend to view nationalism as a divisive force that impedes progress and that meaningful goals can be only achieved with a more global world. Those with higher scores may support an United World Government.
- Nationalism - Those with higher nationalist scores tend to support national pride, higher restrictions to immigration and they tend to view their Nation as a higher . They are also known for taking a Country First approach on foreign policy, as opposed to the United World approach of Internationalists. They view national sovereignty as a sacred concept.
- Imperialism - Those with higher interventionist scores tend to support foreign interventions and alliances, mostly to further Nation's interests, though some interventionists tend to justify their beliefs in a more humanitarian, internationalist-minded approach.
- Isolation - Those with higher isolationist scores are more skeptical of foreign interventions and alliances, either because of being skeptical of war as a whole or viewing them as a waste of time preferring to focus on internal affairs; or both.
- Acceleration - Those with higher accelerationist scores tend to support technological development, viewing it as a great way to enhance the human species. Those with higher scores could support transhumanism or posthumanism.
- Deceleration - Those with higher decelerationist scores tend to support technological deceleration, viewing it as dangerous for the human species. Those with higher scores could support a more tribal primitivist lifestyle.
- Elitism - Those with higher Elitism scores believe that the leader should belong to an elite that is seperated from the populance. They tend to trust the people less. They could support aristocracy.
- Populism - Those with higher Populism scores believe that the government should win people's support in order to get power. Examples are the 2010's right-wing populist shock in Europe, Brazil and North America.
- Disunity - Those with higher Disunity scores oppose finding common-cause with rightwingers, Libertarian and Authoritarian, Conservative or Progressive, Nationalist or Globalist etc., they may prefer to unite with fellow Conservatives/Progressives, Authoritarian/Libertarian or prefer to be uncompromising entirely.
- Right Unity - Those with higher Right Unity scores favour putting aside differences in Cultural and Civil beliefs in favour of pursuing Fiscally Conservative policies.
DiscriminatoryValues is a political quiz based off of LiberationValues that measures people on how discriminatory they are on six axes.
- White Supremacism - Believes that whites are superior to blacks.
- Black Supremacism - Believes that blacks are superior to whites.
- Matriarchy - Believes women are superior to men.
- Patriarchy - Believes men are superior to women.
- Jeunism - Believes youth are superior to adults.
- Adultism - Believes adults are superior to youth.
- Hetero - Believes social customs and laws should be in favor of heterosexual lifestyles/individuals.
- Homo - Believes social customs and laws should be in favor of homosexual lifestyles/individuals.
- Cis - Believes social customs and laws should be in favor of cisgender lifestyles/individuals.
- Trans - Believes social customs and laws should be in favor of transgender lifestyles/individuals.
- Malthusocracy - Believes fatshaming is good and that thin people are superior to fat people.
- Lipostocracy - Believes "thinshaming" is good and that fat people are superior to thin people.
DozenValues is a political test that aims to map differing political perspectives onto six axes.
- Equality : Those with higher Equality scores tend to reject the idea that private ownership should be the basis for the economy. They tend to support unions, common land ownership, and socialism.
- Property : Those with higher Property scores believe that private property should be maintained and that inequality is a natural part of life. They tend to support wage labor, landlords, and class systems.
- Coordination : Those with higher Coordination scores believe that the economy should be planned out to best suit people’s needs. They tend to support regulation, high taxation, and at high values, economic planning.
- Commerce : Those with higher Commerce scores believe that free markets are the best way to distribute resources. They tend to support deregulation, low taxes, and reject intervention in the economy.
- Dominion : Those with higher Dominion scores believe political power should be held by a select few individuals. They tend to support strong governments, and at high values, autocracy.
- Anarchy : Those with higher Anarchy scores believe political power should be spread amongst the population. They tend to support local governance, and at high values anarchism.
- Permission : Those with higher Permission scores believe an individual should be able to act as they please so long as they aren’t harming others. They tend to believe in free speech, bodily autonomy, and individualism.
- Restriction : Those with higher Restriction scores believe that strict rules should be put in place to limit what an individual may do. They tend to support paternalistic social policy and limitations on speech.
- Inclusivity : Those with higher Inclusivity scores believe that all identity groups in society should be treated equally. They tend to support feminism, racial equality, and LGBT acceptance.
- Supremacy : Those with higher Supremacy scores tend to believe that some identity groups have innate differences that set them above or below other groups. They tend to support ethnic nationalism, gender roles, and eugenics.
- Heritage : Those with higher Heritage scores believe that rapid change is risky and that the past should be cherished. They tend to value religion, nature and preserving culture.
- Novelty : Those with higher Novelty scores believe that holding on to the past is irrational and instead we should look to the future. They tend to support secularism, transhumanism and rewriting culture.
ConservaValues is a political quiz based off of LiberationValues that is aimed at conservatives and cultural rightists.
- Moderate - Moderate conservatives believe that reactionaries and ultraconservatives go too far and that conservatives need to be more accepting of progressive and moderate ideas.
- Radical - Radical conservatives believe that modern conservatism is too moderate and that radical conservative stances are needed to straighten things out. This group would contain reactionaries, ultra-conservatives, the alt-right, etc.
- Socialism - Socialists believe that socialism is needed in the economy and supports workers owning the means of production as well as wealth redistribution.
- Capitalism - Capitalists believe that private industry and free-market capitalism are the keys to success in society.
- Authoritarian - Authoritarians believe that a strong state is necessary for conservatism and traditional values to flourish.
- Libertarian - Libertarians believe that a significantly small state (if any) and individual liberty are compatible with conservatism and would be better than authoritarian conservatism or statism.
- Nationalism - Nationalists believe that the nation's interests should come first before those of others and that conservatism needed to support those principles.
- Globalism - Globalists believe that the concept of nations is fundamentally bad and that a world-based system is needed for conservatism to flourish.
- Conventional - Conventionalists believe that the conventional view of the world and its inner workings is correct and that the mainstream view can be trusted.
- Conspiratorial - Conspiratorialists believe that the conventional view of the world and its inner workings is untrustworthy and that "conspiracy theories" and unconventional beliefs are more trustworthy than the mainstream establishment.
- Care: Those who score higher in Care prioritize cherishing and protecting others. It embraces virtues like kindness, gentleness, and nurturance. They tend to be more Progressive.
- Fairness: Those who score higher in Care prioritize equal treatment under the law, making society more equal, and a proportional distribution of wealth and justice. It embraces virtues like justice, equality, and fairness. They tend to be economically Left-Wing, but Rightists apply this foundation to a smaller extent.
- Loyalty: Those who score higher in Loyalty prioritize standing with your group, family, nation. It embraces virtues like patriotism, community, and self-sacrifice. They tend to be more Nationalist or Patriotic.
- Authority: Those who score higher in Authority prioritize submitting to tradition and legitimate authority. It embraces virtues like leadership, followeship, and tradition. They tend to be more Conservative and/or Authoritarian.
- Sanctity: Those who score higher in Sanctity prioritize purity, and disgust for bad things and actions. It embraces virtues like purity, modesty, and cleanliness. They tend to be more Traditional and Religious.
- Liberty: Those who score higher in Liberty prioritize freedom and free will, and resent authorities that restrict liberty. It embraces virtues like individualism, freedom, and self-determination. They tend to be more Libertarian.