10 Everyday Things That Reveal A Lot About A Person

10 Everyday Things That Reveal A Lot About A Person

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Getting to know a person just got a lot more interesting. Now that we occupy both digital and physical space, each person leaves traces that reveal little quirks about them you may not have known before!

1) Google searches

A person’s search engine is a great tool for discovering more about them. Here, you may find their deepest thoughts and random 2-a.m.-insomnia-induced-questions. It can give insight into their political views and things they are curious about or interested in. If a person is in school, their Google search history may also contain lots of definitions or homework question-type searches because why struggle when there might be a life-saving Quizlet out there??

2) Playlist

One glance at someone’s music playlist is like a window into their soul. The variety of artists, genres, age, and albums of music they enjoy reveal a lot about their personality. People usually listen to music complimentary with their inner selves. From a person’s playlist, you can understand their demeanor and things that interest them.

3) Apps

Apps are a fun revealer of a person’s character. This is not referring to apps like email or calendar, which are pre-installed, but particularly the ones people choose to download. Artistic people may have drawing or editing apps and games, while people into fashion have fashion/shopping apps or games, and so on.

4) Purse/pockets

What a person carries around indicates what is important to them. Some women value lipstick and will always have it in their purse. However, the purse is not always the best indicator for women, who throw half their room in it or stick random things in it throughout the day.

For guys, pockets or wallets are most telling. They may have pictures of their family, earphones, and membership/business cards in their pockets or wallet.

5) Keys

If you look at your car keys, you may notice that car keys are not the only thing hanging from your key ring. Key rings usually also hold a variety of personal material that becomes a bulky collection over the years. A key ring reveals your interests. It may hold membership cards to various stores, some of which are probably peeling or fading. It may hold cute keepsakes from travels or perhaps a tag with your name on it. And if you live in South Carolina, there is a 70 percent chance that something on your key ring says “Myrtle Beach.”

6) Car

The inside of a person’s car, is indicative of their personal life. This is especially true for women. You can take one look inside a car and tell if a person has kids, whether or not they are a neat freak, where they eat out, if they work out a lot, and their hobbies, like cycling or kayaking if they have racks on top of the vehicle. You can tell their interests and sometimes even religious leanings, from things that hang on the rearview mirror, like dream-catchers or crosses.

Bumper stickers on the outside of a car are also extremely telling of a person’s family, political views, and organizations they belong to or support.

7) Shopping cart

Whether shopping physically or online, a person’s shopping cart can reveal a lot about their desires, even things they view or pick up but do not actually buy. Grocery shopping is not very revealing of anything, unless the person is vegan, for instance. Otherwise, it is other types of shopping that reveal interests.

8) Wall photo

Looking for a quick overview of someone’s personality? Wall photos are a great, quick indicator of a person’s vibe. Not to be confused with the cover photo, which is usually a headshot of the individual, wall photos are background pictures found on of some social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter. It might indicate things a person loves, like puppies or traveling. It might show something that inspires them, like a celebrity, quote, music album cover, or their goals in life. Sometimes, it displays something important to them, like their family, kids, or significant other.

9) Closet

A closet mostly reveals one’s sense of style. You can find out if a person is a Simple Sally or a Fabulous Fran by their closet. You can also clue in on their interests. A fit and active person may have more workout clothes. The artistic person’s closet may be filled with vibrant colors, and unique patterns and styles. The closet can also hint at profession. A lawyer or teacher, may own mostly business or business-casual wear.

10) Dresser/Bedside Table

The dresser or bedside table is another quirky tell-tale of a person’s life. People usually keep the most important things closest to their bed. Most dressers showcase pictures of a person’s family and something room-y, like a lamp or scented candles of their preference. A dresser or bedside table may also hold important cards or letters (sometimes bills) and easy-to-grab remedies for the night, like water, sleeping or other pills. Those who wear glasses or contacts probably keep those nearby, and people who are married might keep their wedding band there as well.

There is so much we can learn about ourselves and others from the minute things in our daily lives that contain little traces of us!

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A Senior's Last Week Of High School

The bittersweet end.
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Well, this is it. This is what we've worked so hard the last four years - who am I kidding - basically what seems like our whole lives for. This is the very last week we will set foot as a student in our high school's hallways. As most schools are getting ready to set their seniors free at last, it all begins to set in - the excitement, the anxiousness, and also the sentiment and nostalgia.

For seniors, the years since our first day as a freshman at the bottom of the high school totem pole have seemed endless, but as we look back on these last few weeks, we realize that this year in particular has gone by extraordinarily fast. It was just yesterday that we were sitting in our classrooms for the very first time, going to our 'last first' practice, and getting our first taste of the (very real) "senioritis". With all that's going on in our lives right now, from sports and clubs, finals, and the sought after graduation ceremony, it's hard to really sit down and think about how our lives are all about to become drastically different. For some it's moving out, and for some it's just the thought of not seeing your best friend on the way to fourth period English; either way, the feels are real. We are all in a tug of war with the emotions going on inside of us; everything is changing - we're ready, but we're not.

THE GOOD. Our lives are about to begin! There is a constant whirlwind of excitement. Senior awards, getting out of school early, parties, and of course Graduation. We are about to be thrust into a world of all new things and new people. Calling our own shots and having the freedom we have so desperately desired since the teenage years began is right around the corner. Maybe the best part is being able to use these new things surrounding you to grow and open your mind and even your heart to ideas you never could before. We get the chance to sink or swim, become our own person, and really begin to find ourselves.

Things we don't even know yet are in the works with new people we haven't even met yet. These friendships we find will be the ones to last us a lifetime. The adventures we experience will transform into the advice we tell our own children and will become the old tales we pass down to our grandkids when they come to visit on the weekends. We will probably hate the all night study sessions, the intensity of finals week, and the overpowering stress and panic of school in general, just like we did in high school... But it will all be worth it for the memories we make that will outlive the stress of that paper due in that class you absolutely hate. As we leave high school, remember what all the parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors are telling you - this are the best times of our lives!

THE BAD. The sentimental emotions are setting in. We're crying, siblings are tearing up, and parents are full-out bawling. On that first day, we never expected the school year to speed by the way it did. Suddenly everything is coming to an end. Our favorite teachers aren't going to be down the hall anymore, our best friends probably won't share a class with us, we won't be coming home to eat dinner with our families...

We all said we wanted to get out of this place, we couldn't wait, we were ready to be on our own; we all said we wouldn't be "so emotional" when the time came, but yet here we are, wishing we could play one more football game with our team or taking the time to make sure we remember the class we liked the most or the person that has made us laugh even when we were so stressed we could cry these past few years. Take the time to hug your parents these last few months. Memorize the facial expressions of your little sister or brother. Remember the sound of your dad coming home from work. These little things we take for granted every day will soon just be the things we tell our college roommate when they ask about where we're from. As much as we've wanted to get out of our house and our school, we never thought it would break our heart as much as it did. We are all beginning to realize that everything we have is about to be gone.

Growing up is scary, but it can also be fun. As we take the last few steps in the hallways of our school, take it all in. Remember, it's okay to be happy; it's okay to be totally excited. But also remember it's okay to be sad. It's okay to be sentimental. It's okay to be scared, too. It's okay to feel all these confusing emotions that we are feeling. The best thing about the bittersweet end to our high school years is that we are finally slowing down our busy lives enough to remember the happy memories.

Try not to get annoyed when your mom starts showing your baby pictures to everyone she sees, or when your dad starts getting aggravated when you talk about moving out and into your new dorm. They're coping with the same emotions we are. Walk through the halls remembering the classes you loved and the classes you hated. Think of the all great times that have happened in our high school years and the friends that have been made that will never be forgotten. We all say we hated school, but we really didn't. Everything is about to change; that's a happy thing, and a sad thing. We all just have to embrace it! We're ready, but we're not...

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5 Things To Look Forward To Even In The Middle Of End Of The Year Stress

There's always something to look forward to.

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School is so close to the end. Seniors will be graduating really soon and juniors are now either nervous or excited about senior year. 8th graders are scared about entering into the most important 4 years of their lives so far. And of course, a yearly stress every high schooler will go through are AP exams. But, even with all these things in mind, here are 5 things to look forward to even in the middle of everything else.

1. Weather

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Summer comes with so many amazing things. But, one of my all time favorites is weather. The weather is perfect for a nice picnic or a pool party. The sun shining always puts people in a good mood.

2. Sleep

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Summer is the time to catch up on all the sleep you've missed this past year due to studying or doing homework. Now, you can freely sleep in and stay up as long as you want while getting the full 8 hours or more.

3. Vacations/ Stay-cations

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This is the time to go explore and travel the world and experience new things. Seeing new cultures around the world and trying new foods is a great part of going on vacation. If not going on vacation, staying at home and relaxing is always a great way to rest your body and brain from everything.

4. Hanging out

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This is the time to go explore and travel the world and experience new things. Seeing new cultures around the world and trying new foods is a great part of going on vacation. If not going on vacation, staying at home and relaxing is always a great way to rest your body and brain from everything.

5. Movie nights

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Even though you have the option to sleep, obviously a movie marathon would be highly considered because sleeping in is always the right choice during the summer.

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