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.