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Side-By-Side Illustrations Reveal the Two Kinds of People There Are in the World

Two Types of People in This World

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The adage of there being “two kinds of people in the world” seems even more true nowadays, and no one more cleverly illustrates this than João Rocha. His hilarious ongoing series called 2 Kinds of People shows the little ways that folks are different. While they might seem insignificant, these quirks speak volumes about someone—and are certain to evoke strong opinions no matter how banal.

So, are you the kind of person who adds your milk to cereal, or your cereal to milk? Do you leave your soda tab on the can, or rip it off the first chance you get? You might have an instant preference in these two situations and can't imagine it any other way. Intellectually, it’s easy to understand that two people can do things in different ways and achieve the same result. But in your gut, it sure seems like your way is the best.

The reactions that Rocha’s minimalist drawings are able to elicit is what makes his project so brilliant. Since we first featured it in 2015, it's grown in popularity and been made into a book. Called 2 Kinds of People: A Visual Compatibility Quiz, it doubles as a game you can play with someone else; after you both look at one of the comparison illustrations, you then score yourselves and see where you fall on the Scale of Compatibility. Will you be mortal enemies or soulmates? Find out when you buy the book on Amazon.

In his series2 Kinds of People, João Rocha proves that there really are two types of people in this world, like those who prefer to slather syrup on their pancakes…

Two Types of People in This World

… or those that peel the banana from the top down.

Two Kinds of People by João Rocha

Are you a still or sparkling water fan?

Two Types of People in This World

What about a pencil chewer?

Two Types of People in This World

Whether or not you rip the bar code off nicely…

Two Types of People in This World

Or completely disregard instructions…

Two Kinds of People by João Rocha

… you'll have an opinion either way.

Two Kinds of People by João Rocha

See more of Rocha's clever pairings below, and compare with a friend to see how alike (or different) you are!

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2 Kinds of People: Tumblr | Society6
h/t: [Design TAXI]

All images via 2 Kinds of People.

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