Disclaimer: I don't mean to offend anybody, I genuinely can't understand something about labels and I would be glad if someone with insight in both sides of the issue explained it. I have a feeling that my question might be potentially offensive, but I'm genuinely clueless. The thing is, I keep on seeing LGBT+ folks using a boatload of exotic labels. I never understood why they do it, and I would be happy if someone explained what goes through the mind and feelings of such a person when looking for an exact label or posting such a complex label on their social media. The thing is, I know I could use a couple of more or less niche labels myself. I fit the description, I stumbled upon such labels. But I have no desire to share them. Moreover, I think it would water down what I'm trying to achieve through coming out. For example, I feel best when functioning as a man, as simple as that. I could use a bunch of nonbinary labels, but doing so would make me seem like I want to function as nonbinary. When it comes to bisexuality, I also could use some more inventive labels than that, but I don't want to discuss my love tastes with everyone, I just want to signal that I'm open to dating both men and women (and nonbinary folks, for that matter) and continue with my day. Even when I talk with someone who is my friend and we both rant, I would rather use plain words to explain my gender and sexual orientation in detail than use any non-basic labels. Also in the past, very long ago, I looked for the right label, but to be honest, it didn't... solve anything, it only made it worse by not asking the right questions, there is literally no insight coming from them, and "finding yourself" means understanding yourself, looking inside your soul and really feeling the stuff that you feel, and talking and trying to categorise distracts from that. So for me at least, the right question was "what makes you feel good and what makes you feel bad?" not what name to pick. So that was my rant for some context where I'm coming from. I would be happy if someone explained the mindset of someone who uses many complex labels.