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8 Reasons Why You Should Date A Person Who Loves Movies

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8 Reasons Why You Should Date A Person Who Loves Movies

Every interest comes with its perks. For movie lovers, their interest is in movies and the stories that are immaculately pictured through a digital lens. They love movies and can be so passionate about every film that has left an indelible mark on their memory. When you date them you have to focus on the pleasant. And yes there are many pleasant reasons for you to date a movie lover.

1. They will make every night out at the cinema count

Who doesn’t like someone who can take them to the cinema and make them feel cozy while the lights go dark? Movie lovers take you out and are informed enough about the type of movie that they will make you feel all warm and fuzzy, getting you in the perfect mood.

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2. They want to become movie stars

They have become so engrossed in the actors and actresses or writers and directors that they seriously consider a career in the profession. Certainly the movie lover you date today could become a movie star tomorrow. Isn’t that cool?

3. They know how to insert charming dialogue into a conversation

Won’t you feel enthralled when someone tells you this quote, “You are more beautiful than Cinderella! You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!” (Bridesmaids, 2011) or this, “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” (Gladiator, 2000). You can learn so much from a movie lover because they have become so absorbed in the movies that they watch that certain lines become a part of their statements.

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4. They spin strong narratives

They don’t get you bored with what they say. They could always talk about a movie they have seen and make you want to watch it with them. They are so good at narratives that you may just want to skip the movie and listen to them tell you all about it.

5. They are great at remembering dates

Movie lovers are so enthused with release dates and dates that make a mark on the film that they suddenly become great with remembering other dates. Ask them when was the Writers’ Strike? And they will take you back to what won the Best Picture in 2007/2008. Or when did the Titanic sink and they will roll back to 1912. So don’t expect them to forget your birthday or any major anniversary because they will look forward to it the same way they look forward to the release of a movie.

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6. They will debate with you

They are great debaters. They have an opinion of how their movies should have ended and what makes a great actor or a great picture. They will make a great and informed debater when they engage in a debate with you about a movie. The way they put so much energy and knowledge in their discussions about movies can be so sexy.

7. They won’t compare you to a character in a movie

This can be controversial, but they know that there is no way who they are dating can be a Kate Dawson or a Lloyd Dober. Their sweetest expectations, memories, and moments are saved for the movies. But it is easy for them to separate reality from fiction. They want you to be you, rather than try to be a character in their favorite movie. They understand that scenes from a romantic movie can be painted with over-enthusiastic romantic epiphanies.

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8. They will give you the credit you deserve

Movie lovers understand the importance of giving credit to who deserves it. They know that a movie by Steven Spielberg is unique and can be done by only him. What is portrayed by a Tom Cruise is different from what is portrayed by a Leonardo Dicaprio. Most importantly, if you are in a relationship with a movie lover, they will give you every credit you deserve.

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10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

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10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

We all fall into the trap of judging a person’s character by their appearance. How wrong we are! All too often, the real character of the person only appears when some negative event hits them or you. Then you may see a toxic person emerging from the ruins and it is often a shock.

A truly frightening example is revealed in the book by O’Toole in Bowman called Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Instincts Betray Us. A perfectly respectable, charming, well dressed neighbor was found to have installed a torture chamber in his garage where he was systematically abusing kidnapped women. This is an extreme example, but it does show how we can be totally deceived by a person’s physical appearance, manners and behavior.

So, what can you do? You want to be able to assess personal qualities when you come into contact with colleagues, fresh acquaintances and new friends who might even become lifelong partners. You want to know if they are:

  • honest
  • reliable
  • competent
  • kind and compassionate
  • capable of taking the blame
  • able to persevere
  • modest and humble
  • pacific and can control anger.

The secret is to reserve judgment and take your time. Observe them in certain situations; look at how they react. Listen to them talking, joking, laughing, explaining, complaining, blaming, praising, ranting, and preaching. Only then will you be able to judge their character. This is not foolproof, but if you follow the 10 ways below, you have a pretty good chance of not ending up in an abusive relationship.

1. Is anger a frequent occurrence?

All too often, angry reactions which may seem to be excessive are a sign that there are underlying issues. Do not think that every person who just snaps and throws his/her weight around mentally and physically is just reacting normally. Everyone has an occasional angry outburst when driving or when things go pear-shaped.

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But if this is almost a daily occurrence, then you need to discover why and maybe avoid that person. Too often, anger will escalate to violent and aggressive behavior. You do not want to be near someone who thinks violence can solve personal or global problems.

2. Can you witness acts of kindness?

How often do you see this person being kind and considerate? Do they give money to beggars, donate to charity, do voluntary work or in some simple way show that they are willing to share the planet with about 7 billion other people?

I was shocked when a guest of mine never showed any kindness to the weak and disadvantaged people in our town. She was ostensibly a religious person, but I began to doubt the sincerity of her beliefs.

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

Abigail Van Buren

3. How does this person take the blame?

Maybe you know that s/he is responsible for a screw-up in the office or even in not turning up on time for a date. Look at their reaction. If they start blaming other colleagues or the traffic, well, this is an indication that they are not willing to take responsibility for their mistakes.

4. Don’t use Facebook as an indicator.

You will be relieved to know that graphology (the study of that forgotten skill of handwriting) is no longer considered a reliable test of a person’s character. Neither is Facebook stalking, fortunately. A study showed that Facebook use of foul language, sexual innuendo and gossip were not reliable indicators of a candidate’s character or future performance in the workplace.

5. Read their emails.

Now a much better idea is to read the person’s emails. Studies show that the use of the following can indicate certain personality traits:

  • Too many exclamation points may reveal a sunny disposition
  • Frequent errors may indicate apathy
  • Use of smileys is the only way a person can smile at you
  • Use of the third person may reveal a certain formality
  • Too many question marks can show anger
  • Overuse of capital letters is regarded as shouting. They are a definite no-no in netiquette, yet a surprising number of  people still use them.

6. Watch out for the show offs.

Listen to people as they talk. How often do they mention their achievements, promotions, awards and successes? If this happens a lot, it is a sure indication that this person has an over-inflated view of his/her achievements. They are unlikely to be modest or show humility. What a pity!  Another person to avoid.

7. Look for evidence of perseverance.

A powerful indicator of grit and tenacity is when a person persists and never gives up when they really want to achieve a life goal. Look for evidence of them keeping going in spite of enormous difficulties.

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Great achievements by scientists and inventors all bear the hallmark of perseverance. We only have to think of Einstein, Edison (who failed thousands of times) and Nelson Mandela to get inspiration. The US Department of Education is in no doubt about how grit, tenacity and perseverance will be key success factors for youth in the 21st century.

8. Their empathy score is high.

Listen to how they talk about the less fortunate members of our society such as the poor, immigrants and the disabled. Do you notice that they talk in a compassionate way about these people? The fact that they even mention them is a strong indicator of empathy.

People with zero empathy will never talk about the disadvantaged. They will rarely ask you a question about a difficult time or relationship. They will usually steer the conversation back to themselves. These people have zero empathy and in extreme cases, they are psychopaths who never show any feelings towards their victims.

9. Learn how to be socially interactive.

We are social animals and this is what makes us so uniquely human. If a person is isolated or a loner, this may be a negative indicator of their character. You want to meet a person who knows about trust, honesty and loyalty. The only way to practice these great qualities is to actually interact socially. The great advantage is that you can share problems and celebrate success and joy together.

“One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.”

Stendhal

 10. Avoid toxic people.

These people are trying to control others and often are failing to come to terms with their own failures. Typical behavior and conversations may concern:

  • Envy or jealousy
  • Criticism of partners, colleagues and friends
  • Complaining about their own lack of success
  • Blaming others for their own bad luck or failure
  • Obsession with themselves and their problems

Listen to these people talk and you will quickly discover that you need to avoid them at all costs because their negativity will drag you down. In addition, as much as you would like to help them, you are not qualified to do so.

Now, having looked at some of the best ways to judge a person, what about yourself? How do others see you? Why not take Dr. Phil’s quiz and find out. Can you bear it?

Featured photo credit: Jacek Dylag via unsplash.com

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