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Many give the term "shallow" too narrow a meaning by stating it only refers to those who judge others purely on looks. Here is a list of characteristics that actually define a person as shallow:
1. Their thoughts are mainly concerned with unimportant things, such as the way they look or how others are judging them
2. They are unable to connect with others on deep emotional levels
3. They make judgements based on trivial, surface-level information

4. They are overly concerned with material things
Joe is a very shallow guy. During his day at school he decided that Kevin was weird because his hair is really long. Later that day, Joe told Mark he ought to display the brand he is wearing. He also decided Mark was cooler than Kevin because Mark has a Mustang and plays football.
by Moonshine Billy February 24, 2015
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Judging a person based strictly on looks, not factoring in their personality whatsoever.
Jon likes Jan because Jan dresses flashy.
by slappymyhead February 22, 2004
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someone who doesn't have any depth to them. this word is overused by people who don't get to know anybody but instead call them shallow. if you find someone who is a true shallow person they are a pain in the ass. there are many kinds of shallow people:

1. Followers- followers don't exhibit any personality or opinion at all, they just tag along with whoever they think is popular so they won't get laughed at for being themselves.

2. Groupies - groupies are usually teenage girls who travel in a large group and tell each other "I LUV YOU OMG" but dont really mean it because theyll probably hate them after they get into a little fight. groupies are the best at faking emotions and acting stupid because they think its cute.

3. Dicks- dicks are guys who spend all day long judging girls, saying if they'd tap that or not. they are always horny and dont know how to maintain a real relationship with a girl.

4. Posers- posers dont have any individuality so they try to be like everyone else. Posers are usually cocky and self absorbed and have no social skills, so you will usually find them copying your hairstyle or telling people your jokes. They are similar to followers but are just way more outspoken and annoying. Inside they just have no self-esteem and need to learn to get a life of their own.
1. Follower:

normal person: whats up? hows life?
Follower: ....fine...
normal person: whats you're favorite color?
Follower: ... i don't know..
normal person: how can you not know what your favorite color is?
Follower: ... i was afraid you would get offended...

2. Groupie:

groupie 1: aww youre my mostest bestest friend 4EVER!!!!
groupie 2: thanks! *giggle* I Luv you too!!!!
groupie 1: oh can i get your phone number so i can txt u??
groupie 2: Eww psycho stalker NO WAY i hate u!!! go away!!!

3. Dick:

Normal person: hows it going with you and stacey?
Dick: she got fat and has acne, i dumped her
Normal person: wait i thought she called you every day saying how much she loved you??
Dick: ....whatever....
normal person: dude how can you be so shallow?

4. Poser

Poser: obama sucks!! i hate him!!
Normal Person: what are you talking about obama has done more for this country than you!!
Poser: ok. Obama is WIN!
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Too mentally affected to go deep into things.
He dumped his girlfriend because he was too shallow to sort things out with her.
by SomeoneNew June 22, 2012
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The act of judging people by their looks, monetary status, clothes or car, rather than looking deep inside at their heart, personality, etc.
by Louie January 04, 2005
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A term that is massively overused. It usually means a man/woman who only judges by looks and not by personality.

Many ugly girls consider guys shallow just because they get turned down by them and vice versa. A lot of ugly guys think girls are shallow because they get turned down. But neither of these are true.

The true example of shallow is when a guy/girl base someone's personality on how they look. If you're confused read below.
I was hanging out with my friend the other day who is quite a bit better looking than me (I'm not ugly, he's just hot I guess). So he and I are hanging out with this girl from school and I decide to test something.

Early that day I tell her a joke and she kind of laughs. So about 6 hours later, I have my friend tell her the exact same joke, word for word and she cracks up like it's the funniest thing she's ever heard.

Apparently the same exact joke was funnier when told by him, just because he's better looking. Avoid girls/guys like that at all cost.
by LAJ June 28, 2005
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lacking depth, judging base on the surface
Person 1: "You are a bad person."

Person 2: "Name an example. Just exactly what did I do wrong?"

Person 1: *silent*

Person 2: "Can't huh!? We don't get along because you seem to already judged me by the number of friends I have on facebook!"

*pause*

Person 2: "You're pretty shallow."
by kanekanekaneX June 08, 2009
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