Let us channel the powers of Captain Obvious for a moment here—people are different. And that’s awesome. We think that one of the most beautiful things in life is when folks who come from completely different walks of life are able to get along. You see, they realize, that beneath the hundreds of ways we’re all unique lies a common core of similarities. It unites us so deeply, that we can’t help but smile when we recognize it.
Despite all of this, people can generally be divided into two camps. No matter what, there are two types of people. It all sounds a bit simplistic, but it’s a lot of fun when you see it visually, and that’s why Bored Panda put together this list. Hopefully, we’ll convince you that however you categorize things, you’ll end up with only Camp A and Camp B.
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You’ve got your introverts and your extroverts. There are kids who love their first day back at school and the ones who look like employees heading to the office on a Monday. You’ve got folks who embrace the heck out Halloween outfits and go for something totally wacky and the ones who want to look good. There are dog people and cat people who live together, and there’s no end to this sort of categorizing.
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Suzanne Degges-White, a Licensed Counselor, Professor, and Chair at the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University, was kind enough to tell Bored Panda all about how even people who seem polar opposites of each other can get along. She stressed that human beings tend to have far more in common with each other than they think. At the same time, we often find that it’s the differences that draw us to each other.
“People are much, much more similar than they are different. Truly, we may share different preferences, different dislikes, and so on, but we are all cut from the same basic cloth and share more similarities than our superficial differences might suggest. However, every person is a unique mix of DNA raised in a unique family structure, so there are going to be idiosyncrasies that set up apart from others, but we all share the need for acceptance, belonging, food, and water,” the professor explained to us.
“We are often drawn to folks and establish relationships with them before we realize where some of our personal traits/habits are going to annoy that person and that person’s traits/habits are going to annoy us. That’s what is important to remember—we care about the person, not their preference for espresso versus green tea.”
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Professor Degges-White noted that all relationships are about giving, as well as taking; we have to be proactive in our kindness and attention if we want the relationship (whether it’s friendship or romantic) to work.
“When it comes to getting along with folks who are on the polar opposite side of the spectrum than we are, it’s important to remember why we want that person in our life and the ‘why’ behind our desire to get along. All of us need to learn that we have to give a little in every relationship if we want to get a little, in return,” she told Bored Panda.
“In couples where there is an early riser and a late sleeper, they both need to be willing to honor their partner’s need and find ways to maximize the time they are able to enjoy together. Sometimes, crazy work shifts may require two very different schedules—be alert to the ‘overlapping leisure time’ and focus on quality of shared time, not quantity,”the counselor said that people have to be flexible in how they spend time with their loved ones.
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#3 My Sister And I Are Polar Opposites. Her Home vs. Mine
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Professor Degges-White believes that even people who like very pets, like cats and dogs, can get along. They just have to look at their preferences from a broader perspective. “When it comes to cat people and dog people, the shared interest is animals—that’s a great conversation starter right there. ‘I love dogs—they are loyal, affectionate, and full of energy when I walk into a room! You prefer cats, right? What do you appreciate most about felines?’ Once you get the shared commonality identified, enjoy exploring the differences between you and another,” she gave Bored Panda an example of how individuals can try and bridge this gap between them and the person they’re trying to get to know.
Meanwhile, when it comes to people who either love everything neat and those who don’t mind a bit of chaos in their lives, boundaries are incredibly important. The professor from Northern Illinois University shared a few ways how we can communicate this to our loved ones, partners, and roommates.
“For the neatniks vs. the clutter-hounds, learning to draw boundaries if you share a space is important. For instance, ‘I can be messy, I just need to keep ‘my’ mess from overtaking the ‘neat’ space that you create.’ If it’s related to housekeeping in a shared home, ‘I can leave dishes in the sink overnight, so don’t push me to wash them and I’ll take care of them in the morning when I wake up.’ Or, if your roommate/partner cannot go to bed with dishes in the sink and wants to wash them, let them have at it.”
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The professor also spoke a bit about how we can learn to accept the things we can’t change (though we might wish that we could).
“There’s a therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and it’s all about accepting the things that we cannot change. Sometimes, we just have to accept the qualities in another that annoy us as just part of the package. We also have to remember that the things we do may be just as annoying to others who are just better at hiding their annoyance,” she said.
“While we’re all more alike than different, we should recognize that it’s difference that often draws us to someone as we all appreciate novelty and new ways of being/doing/thinking.”
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#8 So, Which One Are You?
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#9 My Neighbor And I Have Different Lifestyles
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It’s perfectly possible to get along with someone even if they seem like our polar opposite. Oh, don’t get us wrong, it’s going to be challenging as heck! But at the end of the day, we’re all human. And if you look just a bit deeper, beneath all the superficial stuff you’ll find a soul you might want to know better. As long as you have similar values and a fundamentally compatible outlook on life, you’ll be fine.
We know how hard it might be to give someone a second chance if they eat ice cream by munching off the choco layer first or if they stir their coffee ‘wrong,’ but not everyone’s perfect! Try to look past those ‘imperfections’ and focus on the ‘normal’ parts. Everyone deserves forgiveness, even if their eating ‘sins’ seem beyond redemption. Yes, even those who don’t keep their inboxes tidy and literally have hundreds of unopened emails.
It’s how someone treats you, and how they communicate with you that really matters. Dating expert Dan Bacon, who founded The Modern Man, recently explained to us what some green and red flags in relationships look like that indicate whether or not you’ll probably have a healthy and happy future together. It’s absolutely vital that the person you’re with loves you for who you are as you are now (i.e. they accept your flaws), but that they also want you to be the best version of yourself.
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#11 Photos I Take Of My Boyfriend vs. Photos He Takes Of Me
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Here are some indicators that your partner is right for you. “She treats you well, loves you, cares about you, and is interested in your life. You don’t secretly think about leaving her for another woman,” the dating expert told Bored Panda that mutual respect and compatibility are important.
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#15 Two Very Different Valentine’s Nights. 12 Piece Of Fried Chicken & Whiskey vs. 12 Pink Tulips & Cupcakes
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“She is your type physically and emotionally. Sometimes a guy isn’t physically attracted to a woman, but she eventually grows on him due to them spending time together (e.g. coworkers, friends, talking for hours at a bar). In cases like that, his attraction for her will fade away in the relationship and it will end up feeling more like a friendship. Many guys get dumped in a relationship like that when the woman eventually tires of not feeling loved and wanted the way she wants to be,” he explained why some relationships can fall apart.
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#17 Like Women On Halloween, There Are Two Types Of Men At The Renaissance Faire
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“When a man finds a woman that he is sincerely attracted to, she will often bring out the best in him and if he approaches the relationship correctly, he will also bring out the best in her. They will become better people because of the relationship and their life will improve greatly over time,” Dan said that good couples support each other, strengthen each other’s strengths, and reduce each other’s weaknesses.
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#20 My Sister: “You Can Do The Half-Marathon With Me! Trust Me, It’s Not That Bad”
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#21 Girlfriend And I Enjoyed The Illusion Museum Very Differently
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Meanwhile, dating expert Dan said that what women tend to look for in a man are qualities like honesty, integrity, respect, consideration, confidence, determination, and the ability to have fun in life. These are all deeper character features, not superficial likes, dislikes, or behavioral quirks.
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#23 The Difference In Me And My Twin’s Skin Color. He Goes Outside, I Don’t
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#24 The Two Types Of People Most Excited For Autumn
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However, there are red flags to be on the lookout for, too. One major one is that your partner isn’t really all that interested in you or your life. If they genuinely don’t care much about you, the relationship is pretty much doomed.
Some other indications that you’re not with the right person include habitual dishonesty, feeling awkward when you’re around them all the time, and there not being a spark of attraction.
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What’s more, if you feel that you’re less happy with your partner than you were before meeting them, then it’s incredibly likely that you’re not meant to be together. In these cases, the differences between both people are just too much. Not every single person is meant to get along or even form romantic relationships (even if the potential is always there, technically).
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#29 Hotel Room Puts Up Toilet Paper For Both Types Of People
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#30 Literally Both
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According to the expert, people have to be honest about how they feel about their partners. If someone is completely not your type but you’re with them just to have something to do, it’s a major red flag. “As a result, you likely won’t feel motivated to put in the effort required to make a relationship work in the long run,” he warned that nobody should be living under the illusion that they care about someone if they actually don’t. It’s not fair to anyone.
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#32 There Are Two Types Of People In A College Art Class
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#47 “No One Eats A Kit Kat By Biting Into It” First Of All, You Have Not Seen The Things I Have Seen
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#49 There Are Two Types Of People Growing Succulents
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#50 There Are Two Types Of People. I’m Going To Unpack As Soon As I Get Home. My Sister Said She’s Not Touching Her Suitcase Until Next Week
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#51 Which One Are You?
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#54 There Are Two Types Of Travelers
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#55 The Difference Between Girls And Boys When Shopping
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#58 Two Types Of People At A Costume Party
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#59 There Are Two Kinds Of People, And Then There’re Toddlers
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#60 There Are Two Types Of People On This Planet
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#64 Our Amazing Trip To Dublin. This Picture Is The Perfect Example Of 2 Different Types Of People
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#66 There Are Two Types Of People At A Wedding
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#67 The Pictures I Took Of My Friend vs. The Pictures He Took Of Me In The Same Spot
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#68 There Are 2 Types Of Girls On Halloween
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#69 My Favorite Photo Of My Wife And I
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#70 There Are Two Types Of Girls On Halloween. I Think My Progression Has Gotten A Lot Better Over The Years
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#72 There Are Two Types When It Comes To Eating Cinnamon Rolls. The Unravelers, And The Cutters
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#75 There Are 2 Types Of People When You Sail
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#77 There Are Two Types Of People In This World When It Comes To Snow
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#80 There Are Two Kinds Of People When It Comes To Snow
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#87 My Wife And I Shared Some Hershey Kisses. There Are Two Types Of People In This World
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#91 How Do You Cut Your Sandwiches – Like A Normal Person (Left), Or Like An Absolute Weirdo (Right)?
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#93 The Difference Between How My Brother And My Girlfriend Finish Their Corn
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#95 There Are Two Types Of People When You Ride A Rollercoaster
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#99 The Difference Between A Man Traveling And A Family Traveling
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#107 In Summer, People In The Clinic Are Divided Into 2 Types
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#112 Straw Or No Straw Gang?
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#118 The Two Types Of Girls On Halloween
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#120 There Are Two Types Of People In This World. Pretty Certain My Brother Is Headed For Prison
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#128 There Are Two Types Of People, In This World
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#129 Cooking With My Husband. There Are Two Types Of People
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#130 Two Types Of People When Eating Potato Chips
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