A list of common likes and dislikes to increase self-awareness.

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A list of 205 common likes and dislikes.

I thought I'd do a fun exercise that can help you get to know yourself better, which is scanning through a list of likes and dislikes.  I divided them up into 2 different lists of common likes and common dislikes.

The benefits of knowing your likes and dislikes.

This list can help you become more self-aware, which can help you know yourself better so you can understand the way you think, make decisions, express yourself, and behave.  Being more aware of yourself will make you more aware of how your actions affect other people.

Increasing awareness of your likes and dislikes may reveal talents, skills, strengths, and weaknesses that you might not have been conscious of.

Knowing your likes and dislikes could even help you put up limits and boundaries for yourself so you're not wasting your energy on things you'd rather not do.

You can create your own list after going through the ones I listed here and have fun exploring your own likes and dislikes.

List of likes and dislikes

Making a list of likes and dislikes.

What we like and dislike can depend on so many factors like our genes, particular experiences, the people who raised us, our peers, influencers, our environment, and our emotions.

Some of the things I list here may resonate with you.  For example, some common likes are hobbies and interests you might already partake in, like gardening, playing a musical instrument, or knitting.

Others might not resonate with you and can depend on the context of the situation.

For example, my husband loves the rain and doesn't mind getting wet.  I, on the other hand, like the sound and cleansing effect of rain, but I don't like how it casts a shadow or getting caught in it.

Remember that likes and dislikes are relative.  What you like, someone else might not.  What you find repulsive, might be attractive to someone else.

You can live in the same family, eat the same foods, share the same space, read the same books, but still have your own distinct set of likes and dislikes.

Regardless of where you came from and where you're at right now, you can learn how to write your own list of likes and dislikes with the following examples.

You can even copy and paste the list of likes and dislikes for your own reference and make one of your own.

Please enjoy the following list of 205 common likes and dislikes.

A list of common likes.

Rain
Trees
Beaches
Cool breezes
Fresh air
Animals
Butterflies
Cricket sounds
Flowers
Potted plants
Nature
Sun
Books
Poems
Fiction
Non-fiction
Bookstores
Hot baths
Gardening
Walking outside
Bonfires
Fall weather
Video games
Online games
Candy
Chocolate
Cake
Ice cream
Coffee
Presents
Jewelry
Warm blankets
Music
Classical music
Jazz music
Pop music
Podcasts
Heroes
Puppies
Kittens
Coffee
Tea
Hugs
Kisses
Holding hands
Affection
Coziness
Quiet
Calm
Peace
Recognition
Praise
Success
Acts of kindness
Shopping
Spending time with friends.
Manicure
Pedicure
Journaling
Watching a show.
Train rides
Aquariums
Museums
Street faires
Farmer's markets
Free summer concerts.
Live music
Zoos
Singing
Dancing
Acting
Massages
Spas
Hair salons
Riding bikes
Runner's high
Beer
Wine
Traveling
Learning new things.
Cold showers
Long, hot showers
Watching concerts
Sleeping in
Eating at restaurants.
Being smiled at
Being greeted
Freshly made bed.
Clean sheets.
Fresh laundry
Warm towels
Cooking in the kitchen
Family
Community
Fulfillment
A good joke.
Laughter
Comedy
Fresh breath
Crusty, hot bread.
Warm, cozy kitchen.
Spending quality time with loved ones.

A list of common dislikes.

Bullying
Public speaking
Extreme hot
Extreme cold
Large groups
Being alone
Flying in airplanes.
Skipping meals
Being late
Boredom
Sharp objects
Roughness
Loud noises
Bright lights
Water
Going to the dentist.
Going to the doctor.
Scary movies
Eating green vegetables.
Seafood
Open spaces
Natural disasters
Homework
School
Mathematics
Heights
Bugs
Rejection
Clowns
Scorn
Criticism
Judgment
Greed
Pollution
Anger
Darkness
Snobs
Hangnails
Ringing in the ears
Runny nose
Cracked skin
Pantyhose runs.
Snags on clothes.
Holes in socks.
Broken zippers
Whining
Getting lost
Being ignored
Itchy skin
Hatred
Awkwardness
Arrogance
Flat tires
Rudeness
Long lines
Bigots
Being broke
Lying
Unreliable
Staying up too late.
Oppression
Malice
Gossip
Ignorance
Feeling out of control.
Tiredness
Burning food
Politics
Know it alls.
Violence
Getting a bad grade.
Clogged drains
Fighting
Gum getting stuck in hair or shoes.
Low battery power on a cell phone.
Unwanted weight gain.
Falling
Foul odor
Screaming
Clutter
People who don't wash their hands.
Spitting on the sidewalk.
Being inattentive
Cat poop
Headaches
Messy yards
Spoiling the endings of movies and books.
Unwanted attention.
Allergies
Negativity on social media.
Bird poop
Waking up in the middle of the night.
Losing at something.
Forgetting passwords
Cutesy usernames
Stomach aches
Getting poked with a needle.
People staring at you.
Mind going blank.
Not seeing the bottom while swimming.
Using a brand new remote control.
Snarky comments
Being stuck in traffic.

Last thoughts.

I hope you enjoyed this list of common likes and dislikes.  Do you have any more to add to the list?  Let me know in the comments below!

My moral code is no more or less than my likes and dislikes. - Albert Camus

Christine Songco is the creator of Third Bliss and is passionate about helping others thrive holistically by finding passion, meaning, and purpose in life. Christine has been featured in WebMD, Authority Magazine, Philips Lifeline, Owl Guru, and The Lifestyle Blogger UK.

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