This ranking survey from goo Ranking uses an internet slang that the person who writes the URLs for the surveys couldn’t translate! Usually the URLs are English summaries of the survey topic, but this time we got just non_leah_mitsuru, a poor transliteration of the term 非リア充. The term リア充 appears in my favourite dictionary, so by negating it as indicated by 非, the survey becomes a look at the features of people who do not have a sufficient real-world life.
Over the 5th and 6th of September 2011 1,112 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 70.8% of the sample were female, 13.5% in their teens, 18.2% in their twenties, 28.1% in their thirties, 25.5% in their forties, 8.7% in their fifties, and 6.0% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
Q: What are the characteristics of someone who has an insufficient real-world life? (Sample size=1,112)
Rank Score 1 Often pessimistic 100 2 Few friends 96.5 3 No partner 83.1 4 Often goes the whole day without talking to anyone 73.7 5 Not interested in what’s going on round about 56.4 6 Not interested in appearing presentable 52.4 7 Not motivated regarding relationships 51.5 8 When someone suddenly starts speaking to them, they stutter and stammer 50.1 9 Not interested in physical love 46.7 10 Often thinks “I’m not that sort of person” 44.8 11 Chronic case of teenager-ism 42.0 12 Get them onto their pet subject and the never shut up 41.3 13 Likes to do things on their own 40.2 14 Often logs into an SNS 39.5 15 Takes praise as sarcasm 39.3 16 Can’t play sports 33.9 17 Karaoke repertoire is full of minor hits that no-one can understand 31.4 18 No interest in the latest craze 28.6 19 Makes fun of the stereotype of those who have a real life 26.6 20 Thinks that putting effort into making oneself attractive to the opposite sex is embarrassing 24.5 21 Their parents also need to get a real life 23.8 22 If someone were to find them attractive, they would suspect it was all a plot so could not celebrate it 23.3 23= Not a member of any clubs, etc 23.1 23= Spends days off at home 23.1 23= Buys basically everything online 23.1 26 High net literacty 22.9 27 Can’t mention marriage and feels scared about it 21.2 28 Rather than ask when they don’t know something, they look it up and most often resolve the matter themselves 20.3 29 Actively avoids what’s in vogue 17.1 30 Has a single hobby that they are completely wrapped up in 14.5 31 Astute when focusing their eyes on something 10.6 32 Busy at work 9.5 33 Has few SNS friends 8.3 34 Doesn’t like to dress flashily, but instead has understated elegance 7.2 35 Good with their hands 5.8