I don't beleive in "deepness" as a personal quality- I think that it's just a way that people try and make themselves and the way that they DON'T fit in seem special. Of course, most of those I encounter who claim "deepness" and talk about the concept are emo kids who I deeply wish to harm
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett
“Deep” is like beauty – I think it’s in the eye of the beholder, and definitely not something you can measure with objective standards. People don't often go around saying "I'm deep!" any more than they'd go around saying "I'm beautiful!", but they might use that word to describe you depending on whether or not you have the same kind of enthusiasm for specific interests as they do. If you share someone’s love for a certain kind of poetry or music or spiritual worldview and want to talk about it for a long time with them, then you’re a “deep” person -- in their eyes. If you don’t share someone’s interests, or don't like talking about those interests in great detail and/or for a long time, then they may privately think you're shallow. Although “deep” is often used as a compliment, most people don’t actually come out and say, "You're shallow", and yet you can easily tell how they feel about you by their body language and by what they don’t say.
I guess I qualify as both deep and shallow, depending on the person judging me.
13 dictionary results for: deep
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deep /dip/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[deep] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation adjective -er, -est, noun, adverb, -er, -est.
1. extending far down from the top or surface: a deep well; a deep valley.
2. extending far in or back from the front or from an edge, surface, opening, etc., considered as the front: a deep shelf.
3. extending far in width; broad: deep lace; a deep border.
4. ranging far from the earth and sun: a deep space probe.
5. having a specified dimension in depth: a tank 8 feet deep.
6. covered or immersed to a specified depth (often used in combination): standing knee-deep in water.
7. having a specified width or number of items from front to back (often used in combination): shelves that are 10 inches deep; cars lined up at the entrance gates three-deep.
8. extending or cutting far down relative to the surface of a given object: The knife made a deep scar in the table.
9. situated far down, in, or back: deep below the surface; deep in the woods.
10. reaching or advancing far down: a deep dive.
11. coming from far down: a deep breath.
12. made with the body bent or lowered to a considerable degree: a deep bow.
13. immersed or submerged in or heavily covered with (fol. by in): a road deep in mud.
14. difficult to penetrate or understand; abstruse: a deep allegory.
15. not superficial; profound: deep thoughts.
16. grave or serious: deep disgrace.
17. heartfelt; sincere: deep affections.
18. absorbing; engrossing: deep study.
19. great in measure; intense; extreme: deep sorrow.
20. sound and heavy; profound: deep sleep.
21. (of colors) dark and vivid: a deep red.
22. low in pitch, as sound, a voice, or the like: deep, sonorous tones.
23. having penetrating intellectual powers: a deep scholar.
24. profoundly cunning or artful: a deep and crafty scheme.
25. mysterious; obscure: deep, dark secrets.
26. immersed or involved; enveloped: a man deep in debt.
27. absorbed; engrossed: deep in thought.
28. Baseball. relatively far from home plate: He hit the ball into deep center field.
29. Linguistics. belonging to an early stage in the transformational derivation of a sentence; belonging to the deep structure.
30. the deep part of a body of water, esp. an area of the ocean floor having a depth greater than 18,000 ft. (5400 m).
31. a vast extent, as of space or time.
32. the part of greatest intensity, as of winter.
33. Nautical. any of the unmarked levels, one fathom apart, on a deep-sea lead line. Compare mark1 (def. 20).
34. the deep, Chiefly Literary. the sea or ocean: He was laid to rest in the deep.
35. to or at a considerable or specified depth: The boat rode deep in the water.
36. far on in time: He claimed he could see deep into the future.
37. profoundly; intensely.
38. Baseball. at or to a deep place or position: The outfielders played deep, knowing the batter's reputation as a slugger.
39. go off the deep end,
a. to enter upon a course of action with heedless or irresponsible indifference to consequences.
b. to become emotionally overwrought.
40. in deep,
a. inextricably involved.
b. having made or committed oneself to make a large financial investment.
41. in deep water,
a. in difficult or serious circumstances; in trouble.
b. in a situation beyond the range of one's capability or skill: You're a good student, but you'll be in deep water in medical school.
[Origin: bef. 900; ME dep, OE déop; akin to Goth diups, ON djupr, OHG tiof]