A couple of interesting tests designed to probe beyond the false dichotomy of "left/right" politics: The Moral Matrix and The Political Compass.
For those who are interested, my co-ordinates on the first chart are (-2, -1.5), which makes me a fellow-traveler of John Kerry (who knew? I was never able to figure out his position on anything) and on the second, (-0.63, -4.05), putting me closest to the Dalai Lama, but otherwise a pretty long way from any of the social/political figures listed.
Me and the Dalai Lama. Just ... wow.