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Old 12-30-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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^^^ Workaholic!!
There's a question mark at the end. Perhaps why (s)he is proving himself/herself
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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120 threads in a couple months. This installment is not bad
Interesting statistic, particularly since the post count works out to only less than three posts per thread. We have a thriving Threadaholic on board!
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:10 AM
 
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120 threads in a couple months. This installment is not bad
I think I have made some interesting questions and additons to other people's posts but in general someone who is so eccentric to spend all their time in city data asking all these unusual questions is not going to be mainstream and part of the popular crowd. I find popular people are usually too normal for me, I prefer odd people as friends who don't try to be so normal!
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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I think I have made some interesting questions and additons to other people's posts but in general someone who is so eccentric to spend all their time in city data asking all these unusual questions is not going to be mainstream and part of the popular crowd. I find popular people are usually too normal for me, I prefer odd people as friends who don't try to be so normal!


I know what you mean by popular sometimes being 'too normal.' Not always, but often, those with many people they refer to as friends are so fixated on maintaining popularity they lose sight of what it means to be a friend. This goes along with maintaining all the other facades that may exist in their lives, like being completely normal, whatever that is anymore.

I also like people who aren't neurotically concerned with what the crowd is thinking, etc. Those types are often deemed as odd by the majority, because they don't use what other people think as their barometer for how well/not well things are going in their life.

A lot of social interaction, in general, exhausts me. I'm introverted so that has a lot to do with it. As a result, I have found myself wasting far less time on friendships with people I'm not compatible with, etc. Popularity is the least of my criteria when becoming friends. Depending on the reason for being popular, it may even make me think twice about getting to know them in the first place.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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Are your friends popular with other people? Do they have lots of friends outside of you? Are they part of the in crowd? Are they social climbers?

In a moment of philosophizing I was thinking of the various people who have been friends through the years. My father used to say you can tell a lot about people by seeing who their friends are. Well my friends were never very popular with other people. In the office my work friends are usually the outcasts, the outsiders who are not popular with the in crowd. Outside of work, my friends are usually s"ocialable loners" who are talkative friendly people but not part of a large social circle because they are a bit odd and don't fit into the popular mainstream crowd. They are not going to have tons of friends. They only have a handful of friends who each of them are super close to each other.

So how about your friends? Do they have tons of friends themselves and are they the popular people? Do you have any friends whose only friend is you?
I would say that my friends are well liked by other people. If that makes them popular, then my answer is yes.
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