Words for People That Enjoy Something

atkins bookshelf wordsHobbies are a critical part of a happy, fulfilling life. In his book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson observes: “Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and Darwin all possess some common intellectual qualities — a certain quickness of mind, unbounded curiosity—but they also share one other defining attribute. They have a lot of hobbies.” The English language is very accommodating and has several words to describe people who enjoy pursuing specific subjects or activities:

aesthete: someone who loves and understands art, beauty, music, etc.

aficionado: a person who is knowledgeable or passionate about a subject or activity

amateur: someone who does something because they enjoy it rather than as a job

anglophile: someone who likes the United Kingdom, British people, or British things

beach bum: someone who enjoys activities at the beach

bibliophile: someone who loves reading and collecting books

bookworm: someone who loves reading

conversationalist: someone who enjoys and is good at conversation

culture vulture: someone who is interested in music, literature, and other arts but is not sincere about it

enthusiast: someone who is very interested in a specific subject or activity

ghoul: someone who is interested in or enjoys unpleasant situations that involve death or injury

highbrow: someone who is interested in learning, culture, and art

hobbyist: someone who enjoys doing something as a hobby

logophile: someone who loves words

mallrat: a young person who enjoys hanging out at a shopping mall with their friends

masochist: someone who enjoys an activity that is tedious or painful

megalomaniac: someone who enjoys power over other people

night owl: someone who enjoys staying out at night or does not go to bed until it is late

otaku: a young person who is a fan of Japanese popular culture, such as comics, television shows, video games, and toys

people person: someone who enjoys being with other people and easily befriends them

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For further reading: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/thesaurus-category/american/words-for-people-according-to-what-they-enjoy

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