Why we basically group people into interesting and boring (or any other), can anyone share some of their experiences related to this?

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    Why some dogs are white and some are black ? – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Feb 25 '17 at 12:58
  • charisma is a higlly valued quality. – user25714 Feb 25 '17 at 20:36

In my own experience

I have found that I tend to make the judgements "interesting" and "boring" about people if I am actively looking to make friends.

Efficiency Argument

Perhaps we choose our friends with a certain pragmatism in mind, a la Darwinian theory. We want our friends to hold to our own standards, so we create a selection process through which we choose friends who cause us to think those judgements that we deem "good."

Philosophical Rigor

There are many reasons to label a person just as there are many ways to make friends. In the end, we want to spend time with people who effect positive vibes. Constructing a dichotomy between interesting and boring is just one way to understand people.

  • Where does this notion of categorization of people emerge into one's mind in the first place? Is it society driven? Is it within us, like u have mentioned? And is it same for everyone? – Jewel Johnson Feb 25 '17 at 9:59

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