A 42 year old shop assistant from Swansea yesterday tried politics and discovered that it just wasn’t for her.
The mum of two said, ‘Some of my colleagues were having a conversation about George Osborne during our break and I said that I thought he was alright. Well they laughed and were rude and used facts to tell me why I was wrong. It was mortifying.’
This was not the first time the 42 year old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, tried politics. As a teenager she had written to her local MP about dolphins being caught in tuna nets. The MP never responded.
Prof Paul Caplow, Chair of Psychology at the University of Glamorgan said: ‘Politics is related to self-awareness. The less self-awareness you have the more likely you are to become involved in politics. In fact, to see a list of the country’s least self-aware people, have a look at the local election results tomorrow. If you have any self-awareness at all, just leave it to the experts.’