A liberal looks at facts, applies logic and attempts to find the best conclusion.
A conservative starts with a conclusion then finds a perspective to make facts look the way they need to to reach that conclusion.
They pick and choose their perspective to make their argument. It’s why they seem so hypocritical.
Look at “originalism”. They invent and entirely new legal perspective that somehow reaches conclusions nobody else did for over 200 years. And those conclusions just all happen to perfectly align with Republican political goals.
They are sophist. They use shifting perspective to view every issue in such a way that their self interest is the conclusion.
Want that hill to be a “mountain”, stand closer. Want it to be a mole hill, move further away.
They are hard wire to be anti-social and society always ends up paying the price. Eventually their single minded pursuit of self interest allows some of them to capture enough wealth and power to start corrupting the system. As system corrupts, they gain more power. So on and so forth until they are using all power to serve their self interest and manufacturing consent to keep it.
It’s why fascism keeps coming back. Because conservatives start with the conclusion that they should be free to achieve their ends by any means.