Being a nosy person comes with many challenges. You have to balance your inquisitive nature with the responsibility of keeping the secrets that you uncover. You also need to be self-aware enough to know when your innocent questions have gone too far. At the same time, you love nothing more than a good internet creep or making a shocking discovery. From the methods we use to the consequences we face, here are seven things that all nosy people know to be true:
1. You hear everything.
After spending a lifetime listening in on other people's conversations, you have taught yourself to hear all the things, all the time. Those well-trained ears are a blessing and a curse.
2. You’re never surprised.
Someone is planning a surprise birthday party for you? You found out about it weeks ago. A family member is pregnant and not telling anyone? You bypass their secrecy and find out right away. Being nosy can take the fun out of surprises, but there is such satisfaction in investigating and correctly finding out confidential information.
3. People are frequently mad when you’re in their business.
We aren't trying to annoy you with our questions about your life or our natural impulse to listen to everything you say. We're just curious people, but we are sorry when our meddling really does mess something up.
4. Your internet stalking game is STRONG.
The internet is the modern nosy person's bread and butter. There is no better way to spend hours examining the lives of everyone you know, and don't know, than a good internet
5. You have to keep track of all the secrets you know.
You end up with a lot of information to keep straight when you spend your time probing into everyone else's lives. Keeping a running list of who knows what and who is harboring secrets is very important. It's a common misconception that we want to spill everyone's secrets, but that really isn't the case.
6. People are always ready to tell you their secrets.
Combine your excellent secret keeping skills and all of your prying, and you earn yourself a reputation as a good person to confide in. Soon your curious questions turn into people bringing you their every thought. But that's what we set ourselves up for, so we can't really complain.
7. You find out things you didn’t really want to know.
Tracking down the information is almost always more satisfying than what you actually learn. Usually, you end up knowing things about people that are burdensome and can get you into sticky situations.