A habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores. The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person,
A strange mind is usually shunned, so when it finds a person that doesn’t judge, it’s likely to latch on to that person. Nick is essentially saying that because he’s nonjudgmental, he attracts a lot of attention from annoying eccentrics—the kind of people you might try to steer clear of at a party.
He is also suggesting that he regards himself as ‘normal.’ This is already questionable since he has taken pains to point out that he comes from a very advantaged background.
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