Neophile: A New Word That I Just Learned, That Maybe Helps Me Understand Myself Better

While reading a book, I came across a word that I never heard, and had to look it up. Neophiliac”. After looking through its Wikipedia, there’s a lot of things here that relate to me. It’s kind of scary.

Neophiles/Neophiliacs Have the Following Basic Characteristics

  • The ability to adapt rapidly to extreme change.

  • A distaste or downright loathing of tradition, repetition, and routine.

  • A tendency to become bored quickly with old things.

  • A desire, bordering on obsession in some cases, to experience novelty.

  • A corresponding and related desire to create novelty by creating or achieving something and/or by stirring social or other forms of unrest.

  • A complete objection to or distrust of commitment.

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