Some people are all about who did what to or with whom. That’s the stuff of gossip. Not my style. I’m a functional person, interested in why and how. Process vs. person.
The obsession with persons gets manifest in their objectification. Or is it that perceiving people as objects leads to fascination because speech and behavior make them unpredictable? And the unpredictable is upsetting.
Visual perception maybe the problem for the simple reason that light distorts vision.