The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, attach itself to this quality

I'd like to know if in this excerpt from the fist chapter of The Great Gatsby the phrase "attach itself" can mean "to make use of", "to exploit":

In consequence I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores. The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person

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It means to attach or stick to. Nick is essentially saying that because he’s nonjudgmental, he attracts a lot of attention from strange eccentrics.They seem to spot Nick at parties and attach themselves to him.