People Explain Which Behaviors Scream 'Oh, You're THAT Kind Of Person'
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We're told not to judge a book by its cover. But what about the first sentence?


To assess a person's character can take time. Often, only through extended exposure do we understand another individual's values, their traumas, their strenghts.

But there are some loaded behaviors--even little ones--that seem to cast relatively large shadows during that process.

Sometimes, a person commits an action or says something so loaded that we cannot help but form a broad opinion of them entirely.

sigurbodi91 asked, "What's a behaviour you can notice and think 'oh they're THAT kind of person?'"

Grasping for Power 

"people who think someone working in retail/hospitality/restaurant industry/etc is inherently below them. infuriating." -- ImportantVegetable

"Before I went to law school, I was working a second job serving to save up some extra money. I had my bachelor's degree and worked a full time job at a well-respected trust company, just wanted the extra cash."

"The number of people who treated me like I was too stupid for a 'real job' was infuriating, but the stunned look of pure confusion when I told them about my 'day' job was priceless." -- pushing-up-daisies

Throwing Away Shame 

"Littering. It just screams 'I don't give a sh** about my action's effect on other people' or 'I only think about myself'" -- DoctorBubbleButt

"BTW, cigarette butts count. Smokers I'm talking to you. Before you jump in with 'but I don't throw my butts on the ground' yes you do. All of you. I don't think I've ever seen one of you not throw your butt on the ground." -- thecarhole

Faceless is Still Human  

"If you're mean to the person in the drive thru, you probably aren't a friendly person." -- cort_cort

"Agree. Or to the receptionist." -- bigjoffer

"Similar to that, getting mad at the employee for something that isn't working right or whatever. I feel so bad whenever my dad gets mad at an employee, I'm like dude they just work here, they can't control everything." -- icyangel2666

Nobody's Safe 

"When they talk about someone else badly or share someone else's business. If they're gossiping about others, its only a matter of time before it's about me." -- tohellwithausername

"Came to write this."

"Also, it's the worst when they try to be subtle about it. It's almost like they want to gossip, but want you to be the one who initiates." -- OnCloudTen

On Full Display 

"The Shopping Cart Theory"

"The shopping cart is the ultimate litmus test for whether a person is capable of self-governing. To return the shopping cart is an easy, convenient task and one which we all recognize as the correct, appropriate thing to do. To return the shopping cart is objectively right."

"There are no situations other than dire emergencies in which a person is not able to return their cart. Simultaneously, it is not illegal to abandon your shopping cart."

"Therefore the shopping cart presents itself as the apex example of whether a person will do what is right without being forced to do it."

"No one will punish you for not returning the shopping cart, no one will fine you or kill you for not returning the shopping cart, you gain nothing by returning the shopping cart."

"You must return the shopping cart out of the goodness of your own heart. You must return the shopping cart because it is the right thing to do. Because it is correct."

"A person who is unable to do this is no better than an animal, an absolute savage who can only be made to do what is right by threatening them with a law and the force that stands behind it."

"The Shopping Cart is what determines whether a person is a good or bad member of society."

-- LikeAPlane

Viewing Yourself Critically 

"I once tried to interject while someone was telling a story (to encourage them and let them know I was on the same page) and he stopped his story completely and said 'Ohhhh you're one of those' (meaning an interrupter)."

"That was the first time I realized that I interrupt people and that it's rude (have since learned to mostly stay silent while listening)."

-- whynotthelongface

Waaaay Too Comfortable 

"Talking on speaker phone or face time in public" -- No_Trust_5295

"Either inconsiderate or tech illiterate." -- SleepyFarts

"My mother does this.... Her excuse, 'My head gets tired from having the phone up to my ear.'"

"Just EXIT THE SHOP!" -- FuzzButtQuestion

Your Face Fly Is Down 

"People who wear their mask below their nose" -- jmaple1

"Or below their mouth. The chin diaper." -- Qwerky1928

"It's more comfortable to wear it fully covering your mouth and nose." -- lovelybumpershoot

They Belong on Teachers' Desks and Nowhere Else

"People who buy Red Delicious apples are usually terrible people." -- done001100

"I always like to say 'at least half of the name is right' for those." -- derekg1000

"You've caught me, red handed." -- Charles_Whethers

"Seriously who is still buying these sh** apples? This isn't 1860 anymore you don't have to eat dirt." -- desertravenwy

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Good smells and bad smells are generally considered pretty universal, but there are definitely some outliers.

Most people can't stand the smell of gasoline, but there are quite a few people who find the smell pleasant.

Redditor Psycho_Bunny_Cutie asked:

"What's a weird smell you're willing to admit you like?"

Skunk

"Skunk"

"Not getting sprayed directly because I've never had that happen so I don't know if I'd like it, but the lingering aftermath."

"My friend's dogs got sprayed and I helped get them bathed. It almost drove them out of their house, but I liked the smell. It lingered for months."

- LakotaGrl

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​Disney Home Video

"I remember liking the smell of Disney VHS cases."

- AtlUtdGold

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- el-mil

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- lubs96

Friends' Homes

"​I dont know if this counts, where I used to live is very common to hug people all the time, and if I have been in someone's home before, the place would have a particular smell, and almost everytime I would hug them, they would smell like their home. It always felt good to make that association, it was comforting somehow."

- Montpierce

"Same for me, and then when you're out and about and you catch a wiff of something that smells the same even if it's been years they pop into your mind."

- loonettt

New Tech

"​The smell of brand new tech gadgets. It smells of technology. Whenever I buy a new mouse or keyboard (it is especially true for logitech products I don't know if it is a general thing) I sniff them as long as I can detect that sweet plastic-y, ultra clean-smelling goodness."

- bobisz

"Back when CD's were the dominant form of data transfer, I would LOVE every time a new one was opened, just sniffing the new CD."

"Years later, I discovered a nearly identical (to me) smell that works just as well... fresh saffron. Saffron smells like new CD's to me, and I love it."

- ConnectionIssues

Mimeograph Solvent

"Ah, back in the old days, the smell of papers that the teacher handed out that were fresh off those old hand-cranked mimeograph machines. The solvent. Mmmm."

- whazzup_b*tches

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Pool Toys

​"Pvc pool toys when you're unfolding them before you blow them up."

- NoticeWhenUAreHappy

"I bought a shower curtain the other day and instead of a light plastic smell it smelled heavily of inflatable pool toys, best shower ever."

- I_PEE_WITH_THAT

Basements

"I love the smell of basement- which I don't know if is weird, but I'm the only one I know who likes it."​

- AmeliaUsesReddit

"Yessss, also sometimes underground parking garages or stairwells have it. Everyone always thinks I’m an idiot when I bring it up."

- Fenzik

​Home Depot

​"The smell of Home Depot"

- lanuevagringa

"I have long been hoping for Yankee Candle to team up with Home Depot to a lumber aisle scented candle."

- MintyFreshBreathYo

​Hot Pavement And Rain

​"Hot parking lot when it first starts to rain."

- TheUSForestService

"The best! I can smell it now. Thanks for that. That smell in a sun shower is like the best feeling you could ever feel."

- uffdathatisnice

​Burnt Matches

​"Matches after the flame goes out."

- makeful

"Ooooh I like the smell when you blow out a candle."

- Kaisa_is_short

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While there are some smells that seem like everyone must hate them, there's always going to be someone who thinks they smell better than roses.

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