From introverted and gentle to extroverted and eccentric, the human personality is a complex and colorful thing. It describes our distinctive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving and derives from a mix of innate dispositions and inclinations along with environmental factors and experiences.

But sometimes, people give the impression that they have a very narrow definition of self. Interested in such cases, Reddit user StandardGenre45 made a post on the platform, asking everyone "What's something that people turn into their whole personality?" And it blew up—so far, the post has 28.3K comments. Here are some of the most interesting ones.

#1

Being gay.

I'm myself gay but that's hardly something I communicate about unless being specifically asked about. Yet I've met a few who center their whole life and personality around that. They have to do ,"gay thing". All their behavior, taste and enjoyment and justified by "it's a gay thing".

Funny thing I've already been told something along the lines of "yeah it's pretty common among us gay people, you wouldn't know about it".

I don't understand, like if I were asked to describe myself it'd go along those lines
- french that grew up in Quebec Canada.
- love sciences and physics, studied that.
- into video games and phantasy
- big on family values n stuff
- I like languages, learned Japanese and German (although German is quite rusty now)
- my favorite food are sushi pizza and french sausage.
- I love beer 🍺 !

Then down down down the line
- I'm gay

But I dunno, I don't see people going around saying they're straight, I don't see why that should be something I say.

I just baffles me and I find it really sad... Are you so void of personality that "gay" is your number one trait ? The one thing describe you Is the type of hole you like to put your d@ck in?

Done with my rant xD

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#2

Mental Health issues that they don't actually have. Being "uncomfortable" because some papers aren't straight isn't OCD Stacy. And having high energy doesn't make you Manic. Stop turning people's disabilities into something "quirky".

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#3

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Being American. Put that flag away. No one gives a s**t.

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Zara (she/they)
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In my city, I can’t drive 6 houses without seeing a freaking flag. And I don’t really get the pledge of allegiance either. “Liberty and justice for all” sadly just isn’t happening here.

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#4

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Their Faith or lack of faith. I've seen Christians become hyper religious and force their beliefs on everyone around them and alternatively I've seen Atheists become toxic and anyone who deters from their worldview even slightly is a complete moron.


Let YOUR beliefs be just that YOURS and not everyone else's.

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Jesse Channing
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes ! And stop knocking on my door on weekends and pushing your religion in my face.

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#5

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Being bloody vegan.

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Shaba Ding Dong
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is fine if your sharing food and you tell them you can't eat it because your vegan. Right?

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#6

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Zodiac signs. Like please shut up about it.

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Vector
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Officer, I promise you my murder spree was caused by mercury being in gatorade

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#7

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Being LGBTQ, especially the whole gender thing. Like, I consider myself non-binary but I also consider this aspect of mine fairly unimportant to be honest. It's a "nice to know" type of thing for myself but I don't ever feel the need to discuss it with other people. Because what are they going to say about it? "Cool...?" Being non-cis or non-het is not nearly as interesting as some LGBTQ people believe it is. It's just ONE random aspect of someone's personality. There are many other aspects. For example I'm probably a HSP (highly sensitive person). But again, I don't see a point in mentioning this to other people because people who already know aren't going to treat me differently because of a label. They are know how I am/act/talk etc. And people who don't know me (yet) either don't matter or they'll find out about me over time.

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Emanual Henry
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So is HSP a thing that it has an abbreviation? Not sure what it is but I feel old now.

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#8

I’m Bisexual. No one in my life that hasn’t *asked* knows I’m bisexual, because it’s not my f*****g personality. Most friends I have in the LGBTQ+ community are first and foremost, queer. They’re not introduced to me as doctors, teachers, Germans, Americans, activists, introverts…no, they’re introduced as Queer and often that will be the only thing I know about them for some time.

This is a present issue in the community.

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#9

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Conspiracy theorist. "Open your eyes, do your own research"

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Tim
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Do your own research." = "Listen to this one dissenting opinion from some guy tangentially related to the field in question."

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#10

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) The generation they're born in

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Bouche Clay
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know what I am. I'm vaguely curious, but not enough to Google it.

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#11

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Hair color. If I hear my co-worker talk about how ‘natural red heads’ are or how you shouldn’t mess with them use it as an excuse for a shitty character trait, I’m gonna lose it.

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Deborah Harris2
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Personality traits have nothing to do with hair colour , blondes do not have more fun, red-heads are not hot tempered, brunettes are not brainy ...we are all different 😊

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#12

Guns

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Lauren S
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😔 I know many of these people. I know people with hundreds of guns. People who share pics of their preschool age kids posing with massive automatic weapons (AK whatever, I have no idea the names). I don’t understand it and I grew up around it. My elementary school was always closed on the first day of deer hunting season.

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#13

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Their preferred American political party.

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Whitefox
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish that all politicians had to wear shock collars that zap them every time they lie.

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#14

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Their own perceived persecution/ victimization.

"Being suppressed and personally attacked is who I am."

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#15

This will get buried, but some of these things become a person's entire personality because it consumes a majority of their life. Typically at a young age.
Kids that saw active duty in Afghanistan, living that 24 hours a day, yeah, probably has a large influence on your personality.
Woman with 3 small kids, raising them while her partner is absent (could be a deadbeat, could be working 18 hrs a day to support them), is gonna have a lot of anecdotes about motherhood.
Point being, some individuals choose not to grow. Some just don't get the opportunity to.
Edit: Thanks for the awards.

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RafCo (he/him)
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's funny, i saw a lot of violence and death growing up in a conflict zone. I only ever talk about it here. I don't talk about it to my wife or kids. Definitely not to friends. But it can be hard to "just get over it". I still wake up at night screaming. A single mom of three kids, that was my mom. My father was taken when i was little. She never talks about that either. I don't think it's what defines us as people though. My mother is a doctor and educator. I am an engineer and artist. My brothers are a scientist and an architect. We are all voracious readers. Nietzsche said, "to live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering". I think he got it backwards. I think living is looking into the moments between the suffering. Living in the cracks will be joy, springing up like flowers in the sidewalk. You can can keep walking, or you can sprinkle a little water, and watch those flowers bloom. Just don't be too hard on yourself for feeling a little dry sometimes.

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#16

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Harry Potter and I’m sick of pretending that a 45 year old woman running around saying she’s a f*****g Hufflepuff is normal.

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Iconoclast He/Him
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it makes someone happy to do it, why poo on their parade? You do you.

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#17

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Loving Disney.

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Firstname Lastname
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean, it's good to know if you're going to join me if I bust out some "I'll Make a Man" in public, but you can have other dimensions too.

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#19

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Born-again Evangelicals

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Anne Roberts
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My ex-husband became "born again" after we divorced. He hooked up with and married the woman he'd been having an affair with for years. Doesn't get more holy than that...

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#20

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Having kids

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Lauren S
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My world does revolve around my son, but I don’t disagree with you. I may tell you a story about my kid but I promise I’ll pick a ridiculous one you will love (wanna hear about when he opened a penis store?) and I will happily listen to your story about your cat, car, job, shirt, whatever because that’s how conversation and relationships work. I will not expect anything because I’m a mama bear and I do not think I’m more important or better. Oh, and I will read you the first time I tell you a kid story and won’t do it again if you’re annoyed or bored. Regardless, I’m guilty of this.

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#21

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Being a sports fan

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Vector
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I will no longer treat you like a human because you support the Uranus Ticklers, my opposing team" the logic is just...impeccable..../s

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#22

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Being overworked and barely sleeping.

Edit: To clarify, this isn’t meant to be an insult. I know exactly how it feels to work an ungodly amount of hours with little to no reprieve. It’s a routine that’s become ingrained in us and I think it’s important to remember being overworked, under slept, and having little to no time to ourselves is not healthy.

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Zara (she/they)
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly! Why glorify this? It’s just sad and unhealthy.

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#23

Tiktok

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Lauren S
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am very proud that when someone mentioned TikTok, my 6 YO goes, “Like the tick tock croc?” We have a book with Capt Hook and an encounter with a crocodile. He has no idea what TikTok is. 😁

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#24

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Faking Mental Disorders. Ideally DID and such.

I can understand those who do have these disorders and just want to spread awareness and the struggle in their lives. But be aware that not everybody tells the truth, especially internet influencers. Whether it's for views, money, popularity, or attention.

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Zara (she/they)
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

SO many morons on TikTok faking DID, anxiety, and more. One of the reasons I deleted the app.

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#25

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) ‘Girl bosses’/MLM cult engagers

And social media.

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BadCat
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"HEY GIRL. Haven't heard from you since High School. Glad I found you. How have you been? Anyways, I wanted to reach out to invite you to a party. Just a small get-together with some AMAZING friends of mine. We'll have wine and catch up. Have you heard of Keto? When you come by I'll tell you all about it." That was the last I ever heard from her.

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#26

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Crypto

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Vector
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not the best thing to base your personality on...

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#27

Alcohol. It’s so annoying. Constant posts of drink in their hand, every selfie is a drink in their hand. Or a random day during the week “I’m home from work, some one stop me from drinking 🤪”

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#28

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Pickup trucks. There are people that happen to own pickup trucks, then there are people who's pickup truck owns them.

We all know the type, flood lights, muddn tires, grill racks, lifted, spotless paint with a wax, and optionally a diesel stack coming out of the bed, truck muts, and a snorkel.

I get it, printing out business cards that tell people that you're a douche would be difficult to distribute on the highway at 70mph, but it might be more cost effective than your $100K Raptor.

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Kimberly Carlino
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We call these "Payment Princesses" where i live. I own a pickup truck with an all terrain package because i go backcountry a lot. The truck got detailed because i spilled something sticky inside so it was shiny and perfect. I came out of a store and found a bunch of guys standing around it checking it out. As i approahed, they started asking what other accessories i had or started suggesting some that would not improve my performance. I finally got mad and "It's a (boop) truck. It does truck things. She's not here to look pretty." They were so offended

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#29

Smoking weed

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Phobrek Taz
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a Cannabis-American and I take offense at your denial of my culture /s

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#30

being a 'dog mom' or having a 'fur baby'

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rose_colored_husky717
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now I love my pets but I try not to base my whole personality around it

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#31

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Sex. I don't even mean sexuality I mean the coomers and the guys who stalk this sub and ask 11 NSFW questions a day about "Hey ladies what do men get wrong about your bods" and "Ladies, what's your sexiest sex sexual experience where sex was had and it was sexy?"


Lust controls some of these people man. They gotta go outside.

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Deborah Harris2
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Coomers?Stalking subs? Is this in a BDSM club or something? God I feel so old lol

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#33

I’m in recovery and there are some people who make their entire personality being in the program. It’s their entire life. I understand it for people who are new because some have literally had to change everything and they NEED recovery to be their life for a while in order to stay clean and stay alive. That’s perfectly fine, but when you have 25 years clean and you still go to 6 meetings a week, go to every single event and your life entirely revolves around it, it might be time to maybe branch out a little.


I’ve distanced myself from these people in the last few years. I stick to the few small meetings that these people don’t frequent, call my sponsor when I need too and have a handful of close friends. Other than that, I have an entire life outside of recovery. I have other friends, hobbies and goals to achieve and don’t really talk about recovery unless I’m asked about
It. I feel this is healthier.

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Elio
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think those people just replaced their substance addiction with a meeting addiction.

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#34

Being a fan Elon musk

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#35

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Hating the popular thing

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Deborah Harris2
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's popular at the moment? I'm so out of touch

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#36

Their child’s extracurricular sports

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#37

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) You ever see a police officers wife? It's crazy but they turn their entire existence into being a police spouse, it's very odd. I have two neighbors that are police, they younger the wife the more intense the alternate reality they create for themselves. The husbands never mention their profession but the wifes cant shut up about it and try and prove how much they know about local law enforcement.

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Madre_Dr4gnZFly
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds like officers' wives in the military. No, your HUSBAND is a Colonel, YOU are the "missus"....not Mrs Colonel Airborne.

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#38

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Harley Davidson should be much higher.

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#39

Being confidently incorrect.

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#40

Anime

I enjoy watching anime. But then I see other folks who spend a ton of money cosplaying Random characters. Going to conventions in those multilayered cosplays. They buy a f**k ton of figurines, posters, swords, flags, etc.

I don't really find that annoying at all. Cause I have a bunch of jerseys, go to professional sporting events and I have like three posters. And I also play Fantasy football in like 4 leagues. A league I've been in for a decade. Two money leagues and a charity league..... I'm sure Fantasy football will be listed here....so I get the passion

What I do find annoying is how they confuse their anime fanhood and convert it to Japan fanhood. Some go as far as thinking Japan is the greatest country and they want to move there. Like look man. Sushi, Ramen, and Tempura is great but Japan is as flawed as most countries and maybe even more flawed than others. Their Work Life Balance is stupid. You often hear about how people work 20 hr days sometimes and die of exhaustion. It's adding on to a declining population. Japan's population declined from 128 mil in early 2010s to 120 mil. There's also High rates of depression and a lack of mental health care in Japan. People aren't as opening as you think they are to. Not saying this is specific to Japan I'm just saying that in Japan isn't as open as you think it is like enjoy the anime

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#41

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Music, I know some people who are so snobby about their music choices.

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rose_colored_husky717
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me, an autistic whose special interest is music of all types: O_O

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#42

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Being a “boy mom”

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Ladytron
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't get it. I have two sons and a daughter and I must say the difference from a parenting perspective is 0 % gender and 100% personality. All kids are born with different personalities but I can't see how that's linked to gender at all?

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#43

Politicians they follow

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BadCat
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Upon listening to every candidate during election question period, they all sound the same. They all waste time thanking everyone and every opportunity they've had in their life, reminiscing about something that happened in their family 20 years ago and then barely answer the question in the last 2 seconds, and usually going over the time limit. No matter the party, there's very, very little impacts I've noticed in my life that has been changed so dramatically that wouldn't have happened if different party was elected.

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#44

Driving a Tesla

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FakeOptimist
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I see one on the road I watch out : a lot of them are driven by rich people without driving skills. Over here they are cheap to run (if you can afford the investment) because of tax write-offs.

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#45

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Being in the military.

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FakeOptimist
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here it's just a job. Granted : an interesting and sometimes risky one, but done by all kinds of people : straight/gay, morning/evening people, grumpy/friendly, right/left wing, rock/classical/techno lovers....

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#46

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Their beard. As a guy with a beard it’s annoying. Although it’s not quite as bad as it was 5 years ago or so. We get it. You have a beard

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FakeOptimist
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me : sometimes just too lazy or lacking the energy to shave more than once a week.

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#47

CrossFit

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Jake B
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I didn’t know this was still around. I obviously Am not into any fitness. Exhaust me to watch action movies.

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#48

Wokeism

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Vix Spiderthrust
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Counterpoint: using the word "woke" to mean anything you're having a hissy fit about at the time.

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#49

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Here in the Netherlands people who live in Amsterdam base their personality on Amsterdam

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#50

“What’s Something That People Turn Into Their Whole Personality?” (50 Answers) Their job

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Lauren S
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think this varies in different countries/cultures. In the US it’s the very first thing you seem to talk about. It’s how you describe someone briefly, he’s a plumber, lawyer, etc. It plays a role in why people will overwork and not have balanced lives. I think cultures that don’t do this are more rounded. More time with family, more time with friends, more time relaxing, more time for hobbies.

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