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Help desperately needed: Does anyone know of this list?

Asked by anotherstranger (55 points ) 2 months ago

I came across a list some time ago and I absolutely adored it, until I forgot where I documented it and now cannot relocate. It was a list, not made by myself, of things that tell you about the other person, or things that I’m curious of when meeting someone, or something along those lines. The exact source, title, and content is unknown, but a list of traits/quirks/habits of people that ‘someone’ judges another person on.

I believe some of the things included what time they sleep, their relationship with parents, something to do with fingernails.

I know I really liked this list, and felt like it was a really good representation of my mindset, so it is genuinely bothering me that I can’t find the list and that I can’t remember the content.

Does anyone have any idea which list I am talking about, and or know where it is from, and or can tell me what the list actually is?

Thank you so much in advance.

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janbb's avatar

Sorry – too vague. This could have been in a any magazine, any time.

pleiades's avatar

Maybe you’re referring to “Compartmentalism” or maybe you are singing from the cuckoos nest…

elbanditoroso's avatar

I can’t see how this would make sense. When I meet someone new, I don’t immediately try and grade them according to some checklist – I get to know them and make my own assessments of what’s important and what’s not.

After all, I’m meeting the person because I might light her. I’m not going to assign numerical values and post a grade.

Of course, if you are a robot (or a math major) it might be a different story.

anotherstranger's avatar

Ahh thanks everyone for reading over this.

@janbb , you’re right, I could’ve read it from anywhere. But thanks for the reply.
@pleiades , it does sound like I’m going insane, doesn’t it. I just thought I’d give it a shot though.
@elbanditoroso , you see, it wasn’t necessarily a “checklist” per se, it was more of things that you notice in someone. It wasn’t meant to grade the other person or even asses them, but rather, make a list of things that matter to you personally. I can see why you were confused by the concept of this list, and I really can’t defend it as I don’t remember what was on the list, but just letting you know that it wasn’t a list trying to judge someone right off the bat. And your comment actually caught me off guard because my major is very math related. Maybe that did play a role in my pseudo obsession with this mystery list.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@anotherstranger – about the “math major” thing – that’s spooky. I had no idea that you were math-related….

anotherstranger's avatar

@elbanditoroso – just imagine how weird it would’ve been for me.. ahahha

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