When you really think about it, Netflix recommendations seem like they could offer a lot of insight into a person’s psyche.
All of us watch a lot of stuff on Netflix these days, and a fairly decent portion of that viewing is done by each of us alone. (I have no data to back this up, but I know that a lot of what *I* watch on Netflix is stuff that I really revel in when alone, because it’s what my husband and kid have no interest in.) And since Netflix’s recommendations are based on an aggregate of what you’ve watched in the past, it’s fair to say that those recommendations would paint an at least mildly compelling picture of a person and their tastes. Right?
So – for science and stuff – I sat down last night with Netflix and tried to gain some insights regarding what my recommendations say about me.
Here’s what I found.
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I’m Kinda Nosy:
A huge chunk of my Netflix viewing time is devoted to documentaries on just about any topic. But if there’s a fascinatingly weird person at the center of it, I will be enthralled. I watched (and loved) Paris Is Burning and The Queen of Versailles, so here are a bunch of other beautiful and odd people to peek at.
I think this suggests that I’m voyeuristic, but in a way that I hope is respectful and comes from a desire to understand people better.
Or maybe I just want to learn some vogue moves.
I’m Kinda Gay:
Love is love. And I like seeing how people stand up to the forces of persecution to make our world a little more interesting and a little more, you know, fabulous.
I’m Kinda Judgey:
If you’re doing something weird enough that TLC feels the need to make you a “star,” I want to know about it. Smelly feet turn you on? Perfect! Spending 20+ hours a week clipping coupons to “save money” when you could probably just go get an actual part-time job to buy your groceries and NOT stash your detergent hoard in your baby’s room? Come sit by me, honey. Have bags of poop in every room of your house? Do tell.
I’m Kinda Trashy in General
I watched Toddlers & Tiaras and now there’s no going back. Come on Teen Mom and Bridezillas! Let’s do this thing!
So, tell me. What’s your Netflix recommendations personality?