a person who has the same routine and stories for 20+ years, and can not comprehend anything outside of the lifestyle they live. They have few short term goals and even fewer long term. Their work ethic is hodge-podge, and the extent of the climax of their day is what they are having for dinner and who won the women's soccer finals. Background people will typically be gossips and are the main consumers of Time and Forge magazine. They are also consumed in there own feelings and only understand their own problems. Main sign of not being a background person is being driven mad by hanging out with background people.
Background person: "I can't believe John broke up with Trish"

Main person: "...yep"

Background person: "I wonder what's for lunch today?"
by Chillbro July 11, 2015
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