would you consider yourself 'normal'?

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That's a pretty vague question. I guess I'm normal. But in what context? My mental state? The way I live my life?
Sure...inasmuch as any of us are "normal".
Just in general...how you react to situations, how you think, how your life is lived...Would you classify yourself a normal person?
made up of 98.822% silliness!!

That's a rough question. I mean, in some ways (probably most) I'm a very "normal" human being, but I know I have certain personality traits that aren't in the sense that they're not shared by the majority though still shared by a number of people. Wow, that was long!
I often tell people I'm not normal though. Heh.
Yes.
From Michael Berg:

Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
Pretty much, but I do agree with RCW.
Not really, but I don't think anyone is.

If we all knew what each other were really like …
Heck no.

And I like it like that.

"And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"

“My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
Whatever normal is, is boring.
I'm not, so I know I'm not boring.
Not a chance. (I have WAY better stories to tell than my "normal" friends)

And I am NOT sorry one bit....
Yea, I'm normal. And if that makes me boring, I'll admit to that as well.
no. I've always been a little different than most people I know
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No, I'm a unique snowflake. Just like everybody else.

Honestly, am I average? I dunno, in some respects I certainly am. In others, not so much. But by definition most people are average, so I certainly don't feel badly about it.

I think being "normal" (whatever that means) gets a bad rap because everyone wants to be unique. And while I respect not wanting to follow the party line just because it's the party line, I can't respect people who reject anything they view as normal purely because it's normal, and not because they have an actual objection to something specific. I think it's important for everyone to remember there isn't anything new under the sun anymore. Do what makes you happy, normal or not.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
I don't believe in such a thing as "normal."

I wear classic and preppy styles most of the time, because that's what I like wearing and what is flattering on me. Some people would think that means I'm "normal."

I went to over 60 concerts last year, which many people would say is not normal.

I am a female engineer - again, many people would say that's not normal, given how few of us there are proportionally.

I think concerns about fitting in, self-consciousness, etc., are pretty normal - the younger you are, the more normal they are. So if you're worrying about feeling that, don't, but instead try to figure out who *you* are, and realize no one really ever fits in 100% as normal - and no one should want to anyway!
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
No, I'm a unique snowflake. Just like everybody else.

Honestly, am I average? I dunno, in some respects I certainly am. In others, not so much. But by definition most people are average, so I certainly don't feel badly about it.

I think being "normal" (whatever that means) gets a bad rap because everyone wants to be unique. And while I respect not wanting to follow the party line just because it's the party line, I can't respect people who reject anything they view as normal purely because it's normal, and not because they have an actual objection to something specific. I think it's important for everyone to remember there isn't anything new under the sun anymore. Do what makes you happy, normal or not.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
ITA 100%.

Are there things about me that fall outside of the “norm”? Sure. I believe that many people have something(s) about them that does. If we take one thing at a time about our lives, many of us are similar in some ways, but the entire portfolio of circumstances and experiences does make each of us unique.

I do think that many people that want to avoid normalcy have a desire for whatever reason to be unique and special. To them normal equals not extraordinary, or dull. I do not think there is anything wrong with wanting to do extraordinary things, but I believe if done solely to appear special and attract attention is probably the wrong motivation. Like others have said, do what makes you happy and it doesn’t matter whether or not it’s “normal”.
Formerly ladyjag123
"Normal" is relative. I don't think there is a set standard for what is normal, but there are definitely people or situations that the majority of society would find "abnormal" (ex. Octomom)
I'm "normal", in most ways. I handle life the way "normal" people do - I don't fly off the handle, I deal with what needs to be dealt with with no drama, etc. I react to situations appropriately, again with no drama.

If anything, I'm more laid back than most people, so maybe that's abnormal.

I don't dress overly funky, although given half a chance I'd live in jeans, flowy hippie shirts and chanklas with lots of clanky silver jewelry.

I AM abnormally cold, temperature-wise. And I think I read more than what is normal.

Eh. I am who I am, and more importantly, I like who I am.
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