Lately I have been thinking about how people perceive others / what those perceptions mean. I think what people say of others / how they describe others is a lot more indicative of who they are themselves than anything else. It is really interesting to ask others what they think of you or someone else because it can provide insight into who they are / what they value and how their perceptions of others are influenced by those things. Like, the specific adjectives that people use say a lot in particular. When I asked someone to describe me today, one of the words they used, for example, was “nerd.” I def see how they thought of that word (i mean, let’s be real i take my education pretty srsly), but it’s v interesting to me bc they could’ve used a relatively similar adjective such as “smart” ??? which also relays the same message yet has a more positive connotation ??? Interpretation is significant, surely, but the way in which a person describes another person / thing / whatever- that’s where the real info is!!