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Sun Jul 10, 2016, 04:21 PM

Living around people with opposing political views may impact well being and even personality

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...while living among folks of common ideology may reduce conflict and promote individual well-being, it also could be stifling healthy political discourse, said Chopik, who was named one of Forbes' "30 Under 30" for Science in 2016.

"You might be happier if you're a conservative and you move to a stereotypical conservative place, or a liberal to a liberal one, but maybe that's one of the reasons we see all the deadlock and polarization along party lines," Chopik said. "If you never live among people you disagree with, how does compromise happen?"

The study, published online in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, examined national survey data of 19,162 people. The researchers looked at participants' political orientation, ideological climate and personality measures such as anxiety and avoidance.

Living among politically dissimilar others, the study found, had a psychological effect on people. These political "misfits" had difficulty depending on and accepting the viewpoints of others. Further, rather than assimilate or alter their dispositions to be more similar to their neighbors, they withdrew from relationships.

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160708123625.htm

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Mon Jul 11, 2016, 06:26 PM

1. when I have worked with hard core right wingers& Rs

I had to bite my tounge sooooo often it was painful
Thanks for the article.

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Mon Jul 11, 2016, 09:23 PM

2. I think this may say things about DU, protected candidate groups, and break-away websites

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