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What's your reaction when someone describes themselves as "just a simple guy/gal"?

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I’m not quick to profile or designate a label anyone.
I usually let people do that for themselves and if they say that they’re “ just a simple kinda person .“ then that’s their view.

Which does have various meanings so I can either assume or like I said I’ll wait and let them demonstrate their interpretation of themselves.

But everyone is different so one person’s description of the same thing my be to a degree different than what we believe it to be as well.

Honestly there’s nothing simple about being simple if you ask me ?

Great answer. I mean, look at all the different interpretations of it on this thread.

@ProudMerrie Actually I’ve been reading them and I believe that the way people interpret how we view ourselves is extremely interesting indeed.

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Trying to avoid appearance of putting on airs; trying to appear humble. "I don't think I'm better than anyone else." Could be genuine or a guise; usually I think genuine.

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Easy to please. Low maintenance. Unassuming.

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Not trying to impress or please anyone...don't need to...truthful...no games...what you see is what you get...

succinct in words and life to get a point across

straightforward

Usually more intelligent than most...quiet and observant...

Minimalist

Unassuming...simple pleasures and needs...

I like your definition of "simple." I think it's a place we finally get to and are comfortable with who we are.

@Wildflower I agree...lots of breathing space for yourself because, in all honesty, you truly do not give a damn what anyone thinks...peaceful existence...simple and free...

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I know l won't ask them difficult questions, or ask them to do complicated tasks like tying a shoe or using the remote.

Sticks48 Level 9 Feb 5, 2019
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That they're not a complicated guy or gal. At least in their own mind.

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"Simple-minded" springs to mind.

"In Mexican culture, calling a man simple is a big compliment," Elisabet, a girl I mentored, said. "It means he is humble and dependable."

In a scholarship essay, Elisabet had described herself as "simple." I suggested we look it up on Thesaurus.com.

"In English, the implication is 'simple-minded,'" I said. Instead Elisabet wrote:

"I am a modest girl with big dreams." That worked.

In June 2018, Elisabet graduated from expensive, private Gonzaga University debt-free. Renewable scholarships, grants and work study made that possible. Elisabet is studying to become a pediatrician.

I like her definition - I had the opportunity to work with a retired man from Mule Shoe, Texas - one of his complimentary, common descriptions was to remark “he was as common as dirt.” Which to me, implied the same things your friend spoke of.

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I for one am anything BUT simple.
And I like it that way.

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To quote: "Simple is as simple does"

jlynn37 Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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Meh, boring. I like simple, I'm not simple.

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Well...there is simple as in “plain and simple”, easily understood, and the opposite would be complex. I would think anyone who calls themselves simple is probably much more likely to be pretty complex and I would have to ask myself why they thought they needed to label themselves as the opposite.

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I wonder what brand of beer they drink....

Simple man here with a taste for complex beer. smile009.gif

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I'm complicated. Nothing simple about that...

Qwent91 Level 6 Feb 5, 2019
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I’ll describe myself that way when I want to throw people off guard.

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They're hiding their true intentions.

KKGator Level 9 Feb 5, 2019
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I have made the mistake of falling for a 'simple' guy. I don't recommend it. Or at least spend some time figuring out what that description means to them.

mojo5501 Level 6 Feb 5, 2019
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Hysterical laughter.

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IQ or just simple needs?

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Delete.

Byrdsfan Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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I wonder if they mean simple like a bumpkin

btroje Level 9 Feb 5, 2019

Do you know which Hogwarts house you belong to?

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They're from the Philippines.

skado Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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? ? ? ? ?

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Simple but complicated and has a wide horizon with unpredictable mind and dimentional attirude?

Huh?

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Passing burp or gas is possible chemical reaction

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A person who does not think much of themselves.

DeStijl Level 6 Feb 5, 2019
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