Larry Lambert published this very interesting diagram on his blog the other day. Clickit to biggit.
I found it intriguing, and looked for more information. It comes from a Christian academic paper authored by James D. Lanctot and Justin A. Irving, titled "Character and Leadership: Situating Servant Leadership in a Proposed Virtues Framework". (It was tricky finding that source, because it's been mis-catalogued by the university. Follow my link and you'll get there - just ignore the wrong title assigned to the paper.) The paper included this second, equally interesting chart.
Speaking as a retired Christian pastor, I found it very interesting to compare those charts to the prison inmates with whom I've worked (and with my own character, as best I can tell). I think they're very useful guidelines to assess oneself and those in positions with which one must interact - politicians, administrators, bureaucrats, and so on. If we understand their positions on the various continua, we may be better able to interact with them by tailoring our approach; and, if their positions are simply too far off the norm, it'll be a clue that we may be better off replacing them.
Try analyzing, first yourself, then popular politicians along those continua. It's an interesting exercise. Once you've done so, ask yourself: "Does that politician really represent who I am, and/or who I want him/her to be? Do I really want to vote for this person?" If we're Christians, we could do a lot worse than apply those criteria to the way we vote. Others will have their own criteria, of course.