New list. Please suggest and defend the above Ways. That point is that everybody, without exception, must fall into one category or the other. I’ll start.
1. You’re passing by a closed door and hear your name mentioned. People in the next room are apparently talking about you. Group A: You stop and listen. Group B: You walk away quickly to avoid hearing anything.
I look forward to additions. Also arguments and discussions of what it means to belong to one of the groups.
2. People who, when traveling near the edge of a cliff, worry about whether they’ll fall, and those who worry instead about whether they’ll jump.
3. People who see themselves, primarily, as a life or a soul which animates a body, and those who see themselves as bodies which contain a life/soul.
Question (from me): What about people who don’t see themselves at all, or people who, when they find themselves next to a steep dropoff, don’t worry about anything? Still, I guess these work provided we think of them as responses to a poll question (i.e., “When driving next to a cliff, if you found yourself worrying, would you be worrying about…?”). Right?
4. People who leave the thin plastic films on the face plates of electronics and such as a prophylactic measure, and those who cannot wait to peel them off.
5. People who organize their books or other media (alpha, genre, etc.) and those who prefer to let things organize themselves.
From Morgan Macgregor:
6. People who walk into a room and immediately turn on the television, and people who walk into a room and immediately turn it off.