Ever hear of a Magpie? If not, it’s a type of bird that has some really interesting characteristics. They tend to build nests in trees and are known to be attracted to shiny objects. I have even heard of them stealing those objects to use as part of their nests. So, if you hear someone referring to a person as a magpie, they are typically just noticing that they seem to like shiny objects. Take, for example, the effects that a diamond has on people, they see the shine of the sunlight catching the stone and are immediately captivated.