To be honest, I'm pretty damn awesome when you take the time to get to know me, so you should 😝
A. you're REALLY bored.
B. You like mixing a little Metaphysics with Biology
or C. are really REALLY bored! lol
This should actually go under the "Things I Think About" section, but it really works better here. I was watching documentaries on Netflix one night, and there was one that came up on Phillip K. Dick. and it started making me think about perception. Not anywhere close to his realm if you are familiar with his work, but perception in general.
So.... to answer the question, I think on some level we all look at people, see their body language, their clothing, their physical demeanor, hight, size, age,gender or any other way their physicality can be noticed... the brain processes this information based on what the brains "know" (ask about that seriously, and all tell you about my thoughts on nature vs nurture! so be warned! lol) and boom the conscious mind picks up on a detail! Facial features represent amounts of hormones in a person. Testosterone equals a square jaw, just think of Disney "tough guys" as an example. Our biology tells us to make the best offspring as possible, so if testosterone in high levels would help or hinder that, it would factor into what we notice in another person.
And that's only if you can see the person. Their voice would have a similar reaction in the brain. How deep is it? Is their an accent. Are strange terms being used? Etc. Subconsciously, the brain would "know" things about another person from their manner of speach. Are they high brow, down to Earth, educated, ignorant, etc.?
Then theres the sense of scent. How pheromones effect us is unreal! Did you know studies have shown that basically, the difference between "musk" and "B.O." is based on our immune systems? No kidding, if a person has a immunities to some things you don't, then the other person smells good to you! And those scents are extremely powerful in how our brain assesses a person, but we're not even aware of them. I've even heard that sweat from heat and the sweat from stress smells differently to some people.
Now, animals process the tangible without prejudice, or at least very little amounts of it. But we are different. We have a mind, a consciousness. And that processes the same information differently. We know the basics, if as a kid, this happened to you, than you do that as a response. So That messes with the subconscious to.... well basically make a big mess.
Therefore, my answer is-
What people first notice about me is what they first notice on a fully conscious level after the conscious and unconscious battle it out. So it's different for every person. Therefore, I have no freaking clue what people first notice about me! Yep, that's called a long answer to a short question! lol.
Yes, this answer says more about me than the question asked lol
I did read a lo of Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" in High School. "Catcher in the Rye" was one of the few required books I liked reading, though I remember little about it unfortunately :( (I should read it again someday. I recently started on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin thanks to the series on HBO, but I'm on the first book and season right now, SO NO SPOILERS!!!!!! lol
Movies: Star Wars, Star Trek, Starship Troopers, Boondock Saints, Zombie flicks, Most of Kevin Smith's movies, Comic book movies, Horror, scifi, and many many other's, you'll just have to ask if you want to know.
Music: Rock mainly, but there's a select few rap and country songs I don't mind listen to, I must admit. Metallica is probably my favorite band, but I also like Nirvana, Slipknot, Seether, Type O Negative, Judas Priest, Green Day, Weird Al, The Beatles, and Three Days Grace, FFDP, PM5K, much more. I like some Simon and Garfunkel, Mumford & Sons, and various Celtic music. I rarely find a whole CD I like, but I must say I just downloaded Avenge Sevenfold's "Hail to the King" and so far I love every song. I also listen to some Evans Blues, went through a Korn phase, and even rock out to 80's hair bands on occasions. Then there's Mr. Cash, random 50's songs, Michael Jackson stuff, and some Snoop Dogg and Colio. Like I said, I'm eclectic! lol
Food: Don't know my favorite food is. I like Chinese food (I love the orange chicken at Panda Express, but I don't think that really counts. lol), prime rib, lamb chops, pizza, Caesar Salads, and other stuff, that's just what popped into my head first. I can tell you I don't like fish in general (except shrimp which is technically a crustacean anyway) or pork unless I'm in the right mood , which is extremely rare. But I'm working on that. I'm growing fonder of white fish like cod as I learn new cooking techniques.
I love cooking lamb, beef, and I make a kick ass salad! Yeah, I'll exclaim I make a good salad :P Though I'm mostly Irish, I cook like an Italian! lol. My staple ingredients are red wine, garlic, rosemary, and the first thing I learned to cook was spaghetti. Though, I can cook cottage and shepherds''that are healthy and delicious. Plus I make home made smashed potatoes and beer battered fish, just to keep to my roots. :)
TV: This constantly changes thanks to Netflix and Hulu. Here's some stuff I've seen multiple seasons/the whole series of: American Dad, Family Guy, The Dead Zone, Monk, How I met your mother, documentaries, NCIS, Castle, Grimm, Face/off, Bones, Ghost Hunters, Fact or Fake, Destination Truth, Swamp People, Deadliest catch, the Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, The League, Futurama, Pawn Stars, Flashpoint, Primeval (both BBC and SYFY versions), Being Human (BBC), Sherlock (BBC), Doctor Who, Star Treks, Cash in the Attic, Antiques Roadshow, and many more. ECLECTIC!!!! lol
ugg, in that case (in no order)-
1. happiness, even for a minute a day
3. my mind... loosing it is a deep fear
5. the internet to look up information
6. and to end, any of my vices. Leave me one, i think i can survive, but don't take them all! lol