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A Few Of My Geeky Personality Quirks

  • January 3, 2013

Thomas Slatin

This post was inspired by this list of 100 Character Quirks; some of these are actually quite amusing. While researching the topic, I also came across this message board thread. This is a list of my geeky real-life character quirks.

  • I will put my seatbelt on whenever I move my car for any reason, even if it’s in a parking lot or fast food drive-through.
  • I prefer books that have notes taken in them, especially if the notes are from someone else.
  • Whenever I eat a meal, I either eat the entrée one food item at at a time, alternatively I mix the entire entrée into a big heap and dig in.
  • I take very well-organized and detailed notes on everything I find interesting in my life, regardless of how insignificant this practice may be to others.
  • I have a habit of mentally correcting and critiquing what other people say/write/do.
  • I will carry a notebook, digital camera, netbook, and at least two pens with me at all times, whenever possible.
  • Anytime I write on paper, I do so using blue ink only.
  • I prefer to be barefoot whenever possible.
  • I have a small collection of traffic cones, signs, and other traffic control devices (all acquired legally).
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8 Comments on A Few Of My Geeky Personality Quirks

  • Anthony Owens says:
    January 3, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Those are great quirks! I would totally use those for a character. Thanks for reading my list(s) and for sharing a few of your traits. You’d be surprised how many on my list are from me. 🙂

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    • Thomas says:
      January 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      Those who know me consider me quite quickly. 🙂

      Reply

  • Amy says:
    January 11, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Thank you for the link….I have to say, though that one I will debate and yet another causes me pause! Have fun guessing!!!

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    • Thomas Slatin says:
      January 11, 2016 at 11:20 AM

      Lets start an online discussion. 🙂

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      • Amy says:
        January 11, 2016 at 11:28 AM

        Hmmm..ok, I wonder about how much critiquing is done when spending weekends with our family!! I suppose it depends on the conversation!!! I surely hope I don’t take up too much % of your thought storage. Haha!

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  • Thomas Slatin says:
    January 11, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    I only critique and conversations I’ve had with people who are either wrong in their assumptions, based upon solid factual evidence, or those with people who are just plain ignorant and/or stupid. Thankfully the conversations I have with the majority of friends, like you and Ryan, have historically been intelligent ones which need not be critiqued or thought about. Written down perhaps and documented in some way, but never critiqued.

    And as far as the human brain is concerned, studies have shown that storage seems to be limited only by ones lifespan, it is the recollection of such memories that is perhaps the greatest fault of the human brain. With that said, i tend to remember conversations, specific situations, and other things most might consider unimportant, but to me, they mean everything.

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    • Amy says:
      January 11, 2016 at 12:15 PM

      Same here! I find it a bit disturbing when individuals I have spoken with at length tend to repeat stories over time.

      What has been spoken about, and with whom always automatically documents itself in my memories.

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      • Thomas Slatin says:
        January 11, 2016 at 12:42 PM

        I agree. What has already been said and discused at legnth need not be repeated.

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