I’m going to be brutally honest. There is probably no better way to spark long-lasting, blossoming, shining relationships with people than mutual hatred over the same person. When making friends, we obviously look for traits and characteristics that we like and admire. Then it creeps into “what do I see in this person that I can relate too?” And then, right there in the middle of your unsensational conversation about how great lime dorito chips are, it happens.
“Ugh, this kid in my class is so annoying. Nothing he says is relevant. And he wears this dumb hat.” “Wait, I think I know who you’re talking about – John, right?” “Stop, how much do you wanna punch him in the face?”
A life-long friendship has just been put in motion. Seriously, it’s like the difference between a piece of toast and an everything bagel with cream cheese. This is because knowing who you want to be around and who you dislike is a great indicator of knowing yourself. Thus, when you meet people who dislike the same people as you, you know they are to be trusted. This post isn’t long because this very human process takes all but a conversation to become apparent.
Just an observation from someone who finds himself encountering many different types of personalities and weeding through the annoying ones.