No, it’s not a survey on favourite quotes from musicals, but instead it’s goo Ranking looking at what stuff about other people the respondents are just not interested in hearing about.


Between the 17th and 18th of January 2012 1,048 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 61.6% of the sample were female, 12.3% in their teens, 15.6% in their twenties, 27.9% in their thirties, 25.8% in their forties, 9.5% in their fifties, and 8.9% in their sixties. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I’m trying to get my head around number one – I cannot say I’ve ever had foot size come up in conversation, except of course second-hand from other foriegners having comments made about their big feet. I just cannot imagine people boasting or complaining about their own. My mother does number three, and soory Mum, but other people’s dreams are just not interesting in the slightest!

Ranking result

Q: What stuff about other people are you just not interested in hearing about? (Sample size=1,048)

Rank   Score
1 The size of their feet 100
2 How their pet is growing up 85.1
3 The dream they saw last night 80.0
4 How their diet is coming along 78.8
5 How they did in school 74.7
6 What kind of mobile phone they use 72.3
7 Their new glasses frame 71.8
8 Their SNS avatar, icon 66.3
9 Their new haircut 65.8
10 Their exes 63.4
11 Their favourite photo 58.3
12 Their favourite heartthrob 55.9
13 Their plans for after work 54.0
14 How their child is growing up 50.4
15 Their favourite clothes 44.8
16 Where their name came from 39.5
17 Their blood type 39.3
18 What happened to them yesterday 37.3
19 Their favourite colour 36.6
20 Their food likes and dislikes 36.1
21 Their happiness 34.2
22 The type of guy/girl they fancy 32.5
23 Their birthday 30.4
24 Their family make-up 27.2
25 Their musical interests 26.0


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