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20-year-long study shows that children who were

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 21, 2006

20-year-long study shows that children who were whiny and insecure tend to grow up to be conservatives and “confident, resilient, self-reliant” children tend to grow up to be liberals. “He reasons that insecure kids look for the reassurance provided by tradition and authority, and find it in conservative politics. The more confident kids are eager to explore alternatives to the way things are, and find liberal politics more congenial.”