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I Want to Know What Is Normal

Discussing behavior that is normal along with any other deviation perceived as average or normal 149 People

    Nothing Normal Going On Here!!!

    personally, i really do not believe in "normal".  i believe the standard that others strive for is actually "acceptable".  normal is just a word thrown out there, that fits many different nameless conditions.  what is acceptable to one, is...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    Am I Normal?

    If I don't fall in line with society's view of normal... does that really make me abnormal??? By definition I suppose it would... but who is making these standards??? Why are they the foremost experts in normal??? I think that I am normal... maybe not a xeroxed copy of another...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    What's the Meaning?

     Of the word normal? I mean what might be normal for me can be weird as hell for you and viceversa! For me, having a discussion about depression or addiction is normal for others just crazy! the things that i do might be normal for me for others just insane!
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2008

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    Out of curiosity, is it normal

    that your family rarely eats together during breakfast, lunch and dinner? We just eat at our own time? Is it normal for a household of 3 to be completely quiet too? Thanks
    LostFantasy LostFantasy 16-17 Dec 28, 2013

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    You Say Normal, I Say Deranged.

    I don't think normal is a word that accurately describes humans. I think the right word is phenomenal, or strange, or astounding, or... weird. Even the simplest things that you do without notice are strange! Like...writing. It's like you're torturing a paper PoW with some kind of...
    mixedview mixedview 16-17, F Jan 24, 2008

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    Normative and Descriptive Normal

    For me the whole question of what is normal is a moral one. I think there are two ways of looking at normal. The first is what I'd call the normative way which says, these are the rules (the norms) and if you want to be normal i.e. acceptable to the community, you...
    tomfool tomfool 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    All my life, I was raised to spend money on

    things I absolutely needed. During childhood, I would ask my father if it were alright to buy a toy. Even with the 'ok' I would raise the pros and cons then at the end, I don't want it. As years go buy, I inherited my mothers, brothers and fathers pass-downs because I don't want...
    LostFantasy LostFantasy 16-17 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Fake Teeth = Not Normal

    VENEERS!  haha i could not stop staring at this woman.  i wasn't sure what the exact problem, was... yet, there most definitely was one.  It was her TEETH.  They were huge, perfecty white, chiclets, wayyy too big for her mouth.  This took some time to...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2008

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    Am I Normal....who The Hell Knows!

    I know that we women are typically the more emotional sex. And I know we go through monthly hormone changes and moodiness, but how much of that is "normal"? I just feel so out of whack sometimes and it's a constant struggle to control my feelings & emotions....especially around...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    What Is Normal?

    There was a time that I thought that I was normal, but then I asked myself the question: "What is Normal?" What defines a so-called normal person? I have always felt that I was different from everyone else, and felt that I was not normal. But, isn't each human...
    MyUniqueLife MyUniqueLife 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2007

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    Is 7 " normal or smallish .

    .I don't trust gfs to give true answers
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    What Is Normal?

    I seem to hear that alot from people. They say there not normal or worse I'm not normal. lol Well I want someone to define for me NORMAL. What makes someone normal? What makes someone not normal? Wouldn't we all have a different deffinition of normal? So normal to me might be...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 73 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    What Is Normal?

    Is there really anything that is considered normal?  Doesn’t everyone think they are the normal one? 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses May 14, 2008

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    I Too Want To Know

    I too want to know what is normal for you .......... coz i feel like everything happens to me is abnormal :) in other words if i write my biography, people will vote it to be the best comic ever released :D help me understand what normal is.................
    imedishere imedishere 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    Normal Is..

    whatever one makes it. 
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F Nov 13, 2007

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    A Question For All Time

    Who is to decide what is normal and what is abnormal? What if all that we assume is normal is really abnormal? Where do go to find the answers to all these questions? When do we decide what the right answers are? Why is this even an issue?
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2008

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    Normal

    What consider to be normal?   
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses May 15, 2008

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    Getting a Brain Scan.. Worth It?

    my mom and I both suffers from depression.. mine is worse than hers.. (with psychotic features) I'm curious to see If our brain actually looked different than normal people.. or is it just a chemical imbalance? would it be worth it to have you brain scanned?? I might get...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 6 Responses May 17, 2009

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    What Is Normal?

    It's the question I've always wanted an answer to. How can you define normal? What's normal to one person may be abnormal to another. Having a smartphone may be normal to someone living in America but if you show a smartphone to a group of people that have lived in the mountains...
    mac2485 mac2485 18-21, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Normal?

    I want to know what normal is to you? I lived a horrible life and now finally trying to live it like a "normal" person, but what is normal? normal to me is a horrible life because i grew up living it...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    Is Anything Normal?

    I haven't heard anyone describe themselves as normal.  Maybe because everyone I know is not in the normal range whatever that is.  To be free thinking, creative and effective in life is by definition being different.  Different means diversity a principle of a healthy living.
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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    Guess What? There Is No Such Thing As Normal!

    Example A: The Intelligence Factor Ever since I can remember all I ever wanted was to be “normal”. As a child that was born with a physical disability my definition of normal was someone who could walk without twisting their ankles and falling down, someone who could hold...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 28, 2013

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    Nearly Normal

    I don't have any idea what normal is but I believe it must be somewhere between really boring and really weird, but I am only guessing because I have no idea what would constitute being "normal". I have an idea of what "not being normal" is, it is not being cruel and...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    You Want to Know?

    There is no such thing as normal. It is only a perception that doesn't exist in the real world outside of our own minds.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M Feb 29, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I am not normal. I've known that for a few years now. Other girls talk about beauty. I'm ranting about misogyny. Other boys play shooters. I prefer Mario. Other girls like...
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm so different from other people and i like to match in. Its like hell looking so different. I don't like having yellow and dark skin, like my brother. [I JUST WANT TO BE...
    SunniBunni101 SunniBunni101 18-21 Jul 23

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    i keep trying to tell my mum that i don't know any more. when i was little i always wanted to be a nurse but after being rejected from university 3 times and 3 other ones not even...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I left my husband about 2 and 1/2 years ago. We were together for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children together, but our marriage was toxic. He was extremely emotionally...
    Octoberbreeze Octoberbreeze 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I have no clue what career I want to pursue although I have Ideas but I haven't made up my mind yet. I love biology and I sort of conquered chemistry this year although it was...
    l212 l212 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    As a kid my parents were never the affectionate type, never said 'I love you', never hugged or kissed each other let alone us kids. I wouldn't say I had a bad childhood as we had a...
    megannicole1996 megannicole1996 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm trying to be positive, trying to find a hobby to keep myself occupied, but it's not working. It probably doesn't help that its the start of the summer holidays and my son is at...
    russianpenguin23 russianpenguin23 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I don't know what to do next year. I know I should study at university next year. But what? I love psychology but I don't want to work in one place the whole time. Most people said...
    Firechidist Firechidist 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    My husband and I are going through something very personal right now and it's slowly tearing our marriage apart. All I can say here is I hurt him and made him feel like I didn't...
    Justalicia Justalicia 31-35, F Aug 4

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    With all this Robin Williams suicide discussion, I have had a nerve hit. I am 22 years old and lost my uncle to suicide when i was 18. He was only 28 and was very close to me. I...
    MrJosiah MrJosiah 22-25, M a week ago

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    My Personality Type I have taken this test before, in the year 2010. I was an INTP in January that year, and then an INTJ the next month. Now, I am curious if there has been a...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 4 days ago

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    He texted saying he wanted a minute and it seemed like a snap at me. I didnt want to bother him but he is busy and i guess i didnt pick up on that in time. And he said last time to...
    bmsartwell bmsartwell 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love him, yes I want him to be mine, yes But it’s impossible, yes I’m having hard time defining what we have been going through. I’m having hard time positioning myself to...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've had this exact problem before, well at least ones really close to it. If you look at my profile you will see the exact same thing. I make friends and make really strong...
    Tlex85 Tlex85 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    After my parents got divorced when I was ten, I was living with my Dad. He was bisexual and had a boyfriend that stayed with us. On some weekends I would stay at his boyfriends...
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know what true love is. I may be young, but I know what love is and what it means. It's when you look at that one person and all the bad things they've done and all their faults...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I get into these relationships that seem to be going really well and then it's like as soon as we get serious, everything goes wrong. I live with my boyfriend who I've been with...
    Christuh Christuh 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    The other day, my co-worker was showing me people on Tinder, and one of the men that showed up was someone I knew. He is my ex-boyfriend's brother. Well the problem is, his brother...
    Navia55 Navia55 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    After staying at my friend Sofia's (16) house over the weekend I noticed some really weird stuff going on between Sofia an her older brother Joe (the whole story is in my last...
    JodieJay101 JodieJay101 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 26

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    You know what annoys me? When I ask some something like "what's up?" "What are you doing?" "How are you?" They always respond by answering my question, but never ask me back...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have a really big crush (or more than that...) on an older woman. She is in her late-forties to early-fifties and I am in my mid-twenties. I should say now that she is in a...
    kendallwakesup kendallwakesup 22-25 Jul 27

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    I was a nurse LPN and i started studying for a RN, but i realized that i really kind of hate working at hospitala with the rotating shifts, so i quit and i stoped studying, but now...
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F Jul 28

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    Haha, I feel weird writing this but, I've always wondered this. Obviously I know what it feels like to women, but I've always been curious as to what guys feels when they're having...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    When I was 17, I got pregnant with my oldest. He was a premature baby, so I got little to hardly any time to bond with him the first 3 months of his life. I spent 6 days a week...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I said some pretty ****** up things to my best friend, i said i wanted to hurt her, cut her, i dont know what is wrong in my mind, i love her so much. I want to punish myself so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 4

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    I lost a bet to my sister and now i have to let her give me a girly makeover for the whole school year and I have to cheer as a girl for my school and I want to know what i am in...
    Kyliethesissy Kyliethesissy 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 7