Observations & Assumptions

Within seconds of meeting a new person, and minutes of talking with them, we make dozens of observations and assumptions – some correct and some not – about who and what they are. These observations and assumptions can tell us as much about ourselves as it can about the people we are meeting. Our impressions accumulate at the speed of light. Many of them we cannot even put into words, but those that can include:

Age
Gender
“Race”
Nationality
Height
Weight
Skin color
Hair color (natural or artificial) and style
Level of beauty
Outstanding physical traits

Culture 
Religion
Morality
Education – Formal
		  Experienced
Intelligence
Financial situation
Occupation
Hobbies
Interests
Health
Fashion sense
Sense of humor
History
Maturity
Rationality
Compatibility
Abilities -	Physical
		Intellectual
		Emotional
		Creative
		Linguistic – Vocabulary
				  Language(s)
		Sexual -	  Frequency
				  Stamina	
				  Reciprocity
				  Kinks
Habits -	Diet
		Exercise
		Drugs
Tastes - 	Cuisine
		Music
		Comedy
		Movies
		TV
		Literature
Love -	Romantic
		Familial
		Sexual
Relationship status
Honesty
Corruptibility
Patience
Empathy
Sociability
Capacity for cruelty and kindness
Open- or closed-mindedness
Experience with death
Proximity to death 

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