In her TED talk, social psychologist Dannagal Young examines the links between individual psychology and politics, showing how personality types influence political leanings. Those who rate higher on openness and flexibility are more progressive (Liberals) and those who prefer certainty and order likely identify as Conservative. Young goes on to explain how the media exploits these differences and engenders hatred and fear via propaganda. She emphasizes why both sets of traits are important to the proper development of any society, and how society would change if these influences were not present.
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