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How to Judge a Person Through Their Movie Collection
Movies are like bands. The second people start listing off their favorite bands, you get a good sense of who they are as a person in some way, shape or form. Everyone unintentionally judges another individual at some point of time and looking at a person's movie collection is usually when this occurs. Movies are a way for people to relax and connect...taking a look at their collection can gain insight into how they relax or enjoy themselves and what type of stuff they gravitate towards in their normal life. Here is a simple guide on how to judge a person based on what is in their movie collection.
Understand the person who has the collection.All people are different, and judging someone based on their movie collection requires a lot and a little. The point of judging however, is to gain insight into a person's subconscious or to tell you more about them that you may not currently know, or that he/she may not even know about themselves.
Don't assume you are right.Movies can be given as gifts, be borrowed, or are someone else's--therefore, do not assume that every movie is an indication of what type of person you are dealing with or what their interests/deepest darkest thoughts are.
Be familiar with movies.To judge, you have to know what you are judging. Movies you have never heard of should be filed away in your memory to look up later.
Immediately look for a predominant genre in the collection.Action, drama, comedy, romance, etc. The larger number usually is a good indication of what the person prefers to purchase or watch in their down time.
Take note of odd balls.If a movie or several strike you as completely out of the ordinary, you can always ask in a casual way. This is when you can determine if the movie was a gift, belongs to someone else, or is loved by another person in the household. Again, don't assume too much and don't state your question as if you already know the answer.
Scan and question.Now, as you read the list-your first thoughts are subconsciously "Have I seen this movie?" Going with that, you can decide whether or not you liked it. If you liked it or loved it, a strong sense of amusement or fondness may occur. Maybe even a slight head nod. If it is one of your all-time favorite movies, you may immediately "forgive" any other movie you deem "unacceptable." The next question to ask if you haven't seen a movie is "Have I heard about it?"...Immediately your next though is "Yes, so and so said it sucked..." If it is a close friend who's opinion you respect and you both generally agree about things, especially all matters intellectual, chances are you will probably think it sucks as well if you saw it. Take note of that and move on.
Be open minded.Judging requires you approach a collection with an open mind, taking into account all the variables mentioned previously. Some movies "overlap" and there is usually a story behind what a person thinks or feels about each and every movie they possess. Note that not everyone can explain why they like some of the movies they own...this is where judgement comes in.
Judgement is personal.Your judgement is YOUR opinions and thoughts. Judgement of a person based on movies is considered by most, an inaccurate measurable tool, therefore, you may not receive other people's support of your assumptions or thoughts. Save your judgements for a close friend or relative later, not to the person's face or to someone who you think will agree with you but unsure of. You may end up saying something offensive unintentionally.
- Don't be nosy. If someone has a drawer partially open with movies verses a shelf, don't pull it open without permission. You may discover other "movies" a part of the collection you weren't expecting and the person maybe mortified and embarrassed, while you end up feeling stupid and as equally as embarrassed. And make sure you are CASUALLY looking. You want to appear interested, like you are looking at a picture, not reading a diary. You will be able to make snapshot judgements so there is no need to sit there and stare all day.
- This is judgement, and there is a chance you are dead wrong about a person, have negative thoughts that immediately jump to the forefront of your mind, or you can accidentally say something you will regret. You may also appear to be a nosy, rude person if you say something that can be perceived as presumptuous to the person whose house you are in. Remember you are a guest in someone else's home and just as if you wouldn't say to them, "WOW, I think you are slob for not doing that whole pile of dishes in your kitchen." Similarly, you wouldn't say "Wow, I heard this movie sucks, you like the shoot 'em up kinda flicks, eh?" Be mindful of what you say and how you say it. You don't want to ruin a relationship by something as petty as movie scanning. This is supposed to be fun and add a little extra insight, not end all possibilities of any more insight.
- Try to look at the positives. Your first thoughts looking at a collection are "What movies have I seen?" Shortly followed by, "Did I like it or not?" Try to focus on the movies you liked verses the ones you didn't like. After all, like a dirty kitchen, a movie collection with a few "bad" movies may have more than one explanation for why they are there.
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