Let us channel the powers of Captain Obvious for a moment here—people are different. And that’s awesome. We think that one of the most beautiful things in life is when folks who come from completely different walks of life are able to get along. You see, they realize, that beneath the hundreds of ways we’re all unique lies a common core of similarities. It unites us so deeply, that we can’t help but smile when we recognize it.

Despite all of this, people can generally be divided into two camps. No matter what, there are two types of people. It all sounds a bit simplistic, but it’s a lot of fun when you see it visually, and that’s why Bored Panda put together this list. Hopefully, we’ll convince you that however you categorize things, you’ll end up with only Camp A and Camp B.

You’ve got your introverts and your extroverts. There are kids who love their first day back at school and the ones who look like employees heading to the office on a Monday. You’ve got folks who embrace the heck out Halloween outfits and go for something totally wacky and the ones who want to look good. There are dog people and cat people who live together, and there’s no end to this sort of categorizing.

Scroll down, upvote your favorite pics, and tell us all about the things you and your loved ones do totally differently, dear Pandas!

Suzanne Degges-White, a Licensed Counselor, Professor, and Chair at the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University, was kind enough to tell Bored Panda all about how even people who seem polar opposites of each other can get along. She stressed that human beings tend to have far more in common with each other than they think. At the same time, we often find that it's the differences that draw us to each other.

"People are much, much more similar than they are different. Truly, we may share different preferences, different dislikes, and so on, but we are all cut from the same basic cloth and share more similarities than our superficial differences might suggest. However, every person is a unique mix of DNA raised in a unique family structure, so there are going to be idiosyncrasies that set up apart from others, but we all share the need for acceptance, belonging, food, and water," the professor explained to us.

"We are often drawn to folks and establish relationships with them before we realize where some of our personal traits/habits are going to annoy that person and that person's traits/habits are going to annoy us. That's what is important to remember—we care about the person, not their preference for espresso versus green tea."

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Me And Our Dog And My Wife And Our Cat

Me And Our Dog And My Wife And Our Cat

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

i relate to cat

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Professor Degges-White noted that all relationships are about giving, as well as taking; we have to be proactive in our kindness and attention if we want the relationship (whether it's friendship or romantic) to work.

"When it comes to getting along with folks who are on the polar opposite side of the spectrum than we are, it's important to remember why we want that person in our life and the 'why' behind our desire to get along. All of us need to learn that we have to give a little in every relationship if we want to get a little, in return," she told Bored Panda.

"In couples where there is an early riser and a late sleeper, they both need to be willing to honor their partner's need and find ways to maximize the time they are able to enjoy together. Sometimes, crazy work shifts may require two very different schedules—be alert to the 'overlapping leisure time' and focus on quality of shared time, not quantity,"the counselor said that people have to be flexible in how they spend time with their loved ones.

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My Sister And I Are Polar Opposites. Her Home vs. Mine

My Sister And I Are Polar Opposites. Her Home vs. Mine

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
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2 months ago

Where do I get that go away mat

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People Are Different

People Are Different

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2 months ago

Middle seats - the introvert's nightmare.

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Professor Degges-White believes that even people who like very pets, like cats and dogs, can get along. They just have to look at their preferences from a broader perspective. "When it comes to cat people and dog people, the shared interest is animals—that's a great conversation starter right there. 'I love dogs—they are loyal, affectionate, and full of energy when I walk into a room! You prefer cats, right? What do you appreciate most about felines?' Once you get the shared commonality identified, enjoy exploring the differences between you and another," she gave Bored Panda an example of how individuals can try and bridge this gap between them and the person they're trying to get to know.

Meanwhile, when it comes to people who either love everything neat and those who don't mind a bit of chaos in their lives, boundaries are incredibly important. The professor from Northern Illinois University shared a few ways how we can communicate this to our loved ones, partners, and roommates.

"For the neatniks vs. the clutter-hounds, learning to draw boundaries if you share a space is important. For instance, 'I can be messy, I just need to keep 'my' mess from overtaking the 'neat' space that you create.' If it's related to housekeeping in a shared home, 'I can leave dishes in the sink overnight, so don't push me to wash them and I'll take care of them in the morning when I wake up.' Or, if your roommate/partner cannot go to bed with dishes in the sink and wants to wash them, let them have at it."

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So, Which One Are You?

So, Which One Are You?

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Sarah Richardson
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2 months ago

I can vouch for that one.

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There Are Two Types Of People In This World

There Are Two Types Of People In This World

A rather boisterous evangelical Christian has been protesting at a local uni, so of course, some students had some fun with it. But the cop’s face takes it for me.

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Trigga
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2 months ago (edited)

The cop wants to go home

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There're Two Types Of Kids On The First Day Of School

There're Two Types Of Kids On The First Day Of School

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Plenty Pineapples
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2 months ago

The kid at the back is me every Monday 😩

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The professor also spoke a bit about how we can learn to accept the things we can't change (though we might wish that we could).

"There's a therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and it's all about accepting the things that we cannot change. Sometimes, we just have to accept the qualities in another that annoy us as just part of the package. We also have to remember that the things we do may be just as annoying to others who are just better at hiding their annoyance," she said.

"While we're all more alike than different, we should recognize that it's difference that often draws us to someone as we all appreciate novelty and new ways of being/doing/thinking."

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Two Kinds Of People

Two Kinds Of People

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
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2 months ago

To be fair we all know rdj

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Moms vs. Dads

Moms vs. Dads

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2 months ago

Absolutely. If my wife saw what I'm like with my kids when she's not there, she'd be horrified lol.

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There Are Two Types Of People

There Are Two Types Of People

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Stardust
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2 months ago

I don’t even need an alarm, I can wake up at 5 or 11 by making up a reason to do so

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It’s perfectly possible to get along with someone even if they seem like our polar opposite. Oh, don’t get us wrong, it’s going to be challenging as heck! But at the end of the day, we’re all human. And if you look just a bit deeper, beneath all the superficial stuff you’ll find a soul you might want to know better. As long as you have similar values and a fundamentally compatible outlook on life, you'll be fine.

We know how hard it might be to give someone a second chance if they eat ice cream by munching off the choco layer first or if they stir their coffee ‘wrong,’ but not everyone’s perfect! Try to look past those ‘imperfections’ and focus on the ‘normal’ parts. Everyone deserves forgiveness, even if their eating ‘sins’ seem beyond redemption. Yes, even those who don’t keep their inboxes tidy and literally have hundreds of unopened emails.

It’s how someone treats you, and how they communicate with you that really matters. Dating expert Dan Bacon, who founded The Modern Man, recently explained to us what some green and red flags in relationships look like that indicate whether or not you’ll probably have a healthy and happy future together. It’s absolutely vital that the person you’re with loves you for who you are as you are now (i.e. they accept your flaws), but that they also want you to be the best version of yourself.

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Two Types Of Girls At Parties

Two Types Of Girls At Parties

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Who Panda 420
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2 months ago

Yup those shoes would be hell at a party after a bit.

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My Neighbor And I Have Different Lifestyles

My Neighbor And I Have Different Lifestyles

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Who Panda 420
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2 months ago (edited)

I choose the door on the left! Edited to clarify I chose the left door for myself, my own setup not to visit.

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Two Types Of Girls At A Party

Two Types Of Girls At A Party

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Liz
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2 months ago (edited)

This caption has some strong “I’m not like other girls” vibes

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Here are some indicators that your partner is right for you. "She treats you well, loves you, cares about you, and is interested in your life. You don’t secretly think about leaving her for another woman," the dating expert told Bored Panda that mutual respect and compatibility are important.

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The Two Types Of People Most Excited For Autumn

The Two Types Of People Most Excited For Autumn

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Chucky Cheezburger
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2 months ago

Yesh.I like the one on the right.

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#14

Photos I Take Of My Boyfriend vs. Photos He Takes Of Me

Photos I Take Of My Boyfriend vs. Photos He Takes Of Me

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
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2 months ago

You look like E.T

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#15

Girlfriend And I Enjoyed The Illusion Museum Very Differently

Girlfriend And I Enjoyed The Illusion Museum Very Differently

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
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2 months ago

Where is that place I wanna go

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"She is your type physically and emotionally. Sometimes a guy isn't physically attracted to a woman, but she eventually grows on him due to them spending time together (e.g. coworkers, friends, talking for hours at a bar). In cases like that, his attraction for her will fade away in the relationship and it will end up feeling more like a friendship. Many guys get dumped in a relationship like that when the woman eventually tires of not feeling loved and wanted the way she wants to be," he explained why some relationships can fall apart.

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Two Very Different Valentine's Nights. 12 Piece Of Fried Chicken & Whiskey vs. 12 Pink Tulips & Cupcakes

Two Very Different Valentine's Nights. 12 Piece Of Fried Chicken & Whiskey vs. 12 Pink Tulips & Cupcakes

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
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2 months ago

The fried chicken and whisky sound pretty nice to me

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Literally Both

Literally Both

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Monday
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2 months ago

And the world is easier when they become friends.

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#18

My Sister: "You Can Do The Half-Marathon With Me! Trust Me, It's Not That Bad"

My Sister: "You Can Do The Half-Marathon With Me! Trust Me, It's Not That Bad"

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Raven Sheridan
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2 months ago

She's right. It's not that bad, it's worse! 😵

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"When a man finds a woman that he is sincerely attracted to, she will often bring out the best in him and if he approaches the relationship correctly, he will also bring out the best in her. They will become better people because of the relationship and their life will improve greatly over time,” Dan said that good couples support each other, strengthen each other’s strengths, and reduce each other’s weaknesses.

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Two Types Of People (Artist vs. Programmer)

Two Types Of People (Artist vs. Programmer)

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Bina Cobbler
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2 months ago

The difference between nerds and geeks

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Two Types Of People In My Office

Two Types Of People In My Office

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Ian Conelley
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2 months ago

Remember when the NAVY advertising slogan was "It's not just a job, it's an adventure." I had a very official looking NAVY coffee mug that said "UNITED STATES NAVY it's not just a job, it's a f****ng waste of time!" Yes, I was in the NAVY.

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Like Women On Halloween, There Are Two Types Of Men At The Renaissance Faire

Like Women On Halloween, There Are Two Types Of Men At The Renaissance Faire

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Falcon dimi
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2 months ago

Why do they call this a Renaissance faire? It looks more like a midieval faire

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Meanwhile, dating expert Dan said that what women tend to look for in a man are qualities like honesty, integrity, respect, consideration, confidence, determination, and the ability to have fun in life. These are all deeper character features, not superficial likes, dislikes, or behavioral quirks.

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There Are Two Types Of People

There Are Two Types Of People

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Agent 8433599
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2 months ago

My preciousssss . . . whipped cream

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There Are Two Types Of People

There Are Two Types Of People

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Stardust
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2 months ago

I always go through every notification. I get extremely bugged if someone doesn’t do that even though it is none of my buisness

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#24

Two Types Of People

Two Types Of People

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Blurryface
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2 months ago

At first glance, I thought the one girl was playing Magic the Gathering. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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However, there are red flags to be on the lookout for, too. One major one is that your partner isn’t really all that interested in you or your life. If they genuinely don’t care much about you, the relationship is pretty much doomed.

Some other indications that you’re not with the right person include habitual dishonesty, feeling awkward when you’re around them all the time, and there not being a spark of attraction.

#25

The Difference In Me And My Twin's Skin Color. He Goes Outside, I Don't

The Difference In Me And My Twin's Skin Color. He Goes Outside, I Don't

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Chucky Cheezburger
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2 months ago

I'm like both of these.arms are so much darker than my ghostly white legs.

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There Are 2 Types Of Girls

There Are 2 Types Of Girls

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OCD Mom
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2 months ago

And both seem to be having fun in their worlds.

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#27

There Are Two Types Of IT Techie

There Are Two Types Of IT Techie

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Octavius Ceasar
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2 months ago

Developer(left) and Consultant(right). Behind is the Project Manager (blue), and PMO(red)

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What’s more, if you feel that you’re less happy with your partner than you were before meeting them, then it’s incredibly likely that you’re not meant to be together. In these cases, the differences between both people are just too much. Not every single person is meant to get along or even form romantic relationships (even if the potential is always there, technically).

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Two Types Of Coworkers

Two Types Of Coworkers

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LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
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2 months ago

I laughed WAY to hard at this. And I’m way to old to have laughed this hard at a fart joke.

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#29

Apparently There Are Two Types Of People At Christmas

Apparently There Are Two Types Of People At Christmas

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Krista Leslie
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2 months ago

I can't get over the tragic flooring

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There Are Two Types Of People In This World

There Are Two Types Of People In This World

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Ian Conelley
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2 months ago

The bottom plate is doing it wrong. I'll die on this hill.

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According to the expert, people have to be honest about how they feel about their partners. If someone is completely not your type but you’re with them just to have something to do, it’s a major red flag. "As a result, you likely won’t feel motivated to put in the effort required to make a relationship work in the long run,” he warned that nobody should be living under the illusion that they care about someone if they actually don’t. It’s not fair to anyone.

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There Are Two Types Of People In A College Art Class

There Are Two Types Of People In A College Art Class

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Brendan Roberts
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2 months ago

I honestly prefer the bottom drawing. It has so much more character.

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#32

Hotel Room Puts Up Toilet Paper For Both Types Of People

Hotel Room Puts Up Toilet Paper For Both Types Of People

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Amigo Super
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2 months ago

Life is too short to get upset about toilet paper

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#33

There Are Two Types Of Girls In A Bar's Restroom

There Are Two Types Of Girls In A Bar's Restroom

The difference between 31 and 21.

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago (edited)

I hope the girl who passed out was helped.

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There Are Two Types Of People

There Are Two Types Of People

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Mimi M
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2 months ago

Third type: Removes all traces of foil from rim.

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#35

There Are 2 Types Of Girls At The Pool

There Are 2 Types Of Girls At The Pool

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Agent 8433599
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2 months ago

Spider girl spider girl, she looks like a spider climbing out of the pool

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#36

Two Types Of People On The Beach

Two Types Of People On The Beach

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Ian Webling
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2 months ago

He looks cold.

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#37

There Are Two Types Of Men On Tinder

There Are Two Types Of Men On Tinder

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Agent 8433599
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2 months ago

Go with Nicholas, block Bernard

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#38

What I Pack For A Weekend Away vs. My Husband

What I Pack For A Weekend Away vs. My Husband

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Dill
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2 months ago

The Ordinary products (the brand) on the left are really nice. Can thoroughly recommend. (To the right of the Dove bottle).

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Two Types Of People At A Costume Party

Two Types Of People At A Costume Party

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columbokateUK
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2 months ago

The smurf is the only one who made any effort. The others just have head bands on. I don't get American costume parties 😕

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#40

Which One Are You?

Which One Are You?

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Stardust
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2 months ago

Yes

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#41

There Are Two Kinds Of People

There Are Two Kinds Of People

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karla Meixnerová
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2 months ago

4. Pics of your dog/cat/bunny etc.

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#42

“No One Eats A Kit Kat By Biting Into It” First Of All, You Have Not Seen The Things I Have Seen

“No One Eats A Kit Kat By Biting Into It” First Of All, You Have Not Seen The Things I Have Seen

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
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2 months ago

One of them is a monster

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#43

There Are 2 Types Of People In The World

There Are 2 Types Of People In The World

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Kay Woodpecker
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2 months ago

I'm with the beer guy.

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#44

There Are Two Types Of People Growing Succulents

There Are Two Types Of People Growing Succulents

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StarmanWaitingInTheSky
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2 months ago

Funny story. My now ex MIL had this cactus for years and was certain it was dying. It wasn't growing and turning brown. She gave it us. Within a matter of months the cactus started to lose the browning and began growing a bud that turned into another cactus. She couldn't understand why it was thriving at our place and not hers. I think we watered it more frequently, like every couple weeks. Whereas she watered it every year.

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#45

Two Types Of People During Lockdown

Two Types Of People During Lockdown

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Remi Flynne
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2 months ago

Lot of random tables.

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#46

Two Kinds Of People

Two Kinds Of People

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Agent 8433599
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2 months ago

I don't care how I eat ice cream because I have ice cream!

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#47

There Are Two Types Of LEGO People

There Are Two Types Of LEGO People

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NSPG 911
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2 months ago

Its actually based on the set. If it has less steps and less parts, just scatter it. If it has more steps but you are not gonna dismantle it then still scatter it. If you want to reuse it multiple times, order it by colour and put them in a zip-lock bag and make sure other colours dont mix lol

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#48

There Are Two Types Of People At Christmas

There Are Two Types Of People At Christmas

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Stardust
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2 months ago

I get hyped up and then the excitement goes away till February when I am back in Christmas mood

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#49

Two Types Of People

Two Types Of People

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Isabela Cincu
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2 months ago

Ankleman vs sockman

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Two Types Of People In Colorado

Two Types Of People In Colorado

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DannyGirl
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2 months ago

Nah man this is one type of person , the one laying down has just already taken her hit

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