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How Book Nerds Torture One Another

I’m an unapologetic dog-earer.

It never even occurred to me that I might need to apologize for it until a fellow writer/reader and I got to talking about it one day.

Apparently, there are two types of people in this world: those who dog-ear books and those who don’t. Also: those who fill up on gas when the tank is half empty and those who fill up only when they’re driving on fumes and a friend needs to follow them to the gas station at midnight to make sure the car doesn’t break down. (You know who you are.)

Forget DISC, Myers-Briggs, INFJ, etc. I think I just discovered a much more reasonable way to categorize personality types:

  • Dog ears, but fills up the gas tank when it’s half empty. DEFT (dog ears, fills tank)
  • Dog ears, but doesn’t fill tank. DEDF (dog ears, doesn’t fill)
  • Doesn’t dog ear, but fills up the tank when it’s half empty. DDFT (doesn’t dog-ear, fills tank)
  • Doesn’t dog ear, doesn’t fill tank. DDDF (doesn’t dog-ear, doesn’t fill tank)



This is how we DEFT folks torture our doesn’t-dog-ear counterparts. We send then pictures like this…