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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 178 People

    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    Is 7 " normal or smallish .

    .I don't trust gfs to give true answers
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    Is it normal for your boyfriend to add my

    brothers girlfriend on his facebook after only meeting her once and then commenting on her pictures of dresses she likes? And then saying to me you'd look good in them?
    sarah696969 sarah696969 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Normal

    What consider to be normal?   
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 4 Responses May 15, 2008

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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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    Normal Is..

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

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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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    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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    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?

    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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    My whole life I've been trying to figure out

    what normal is, and how to be it.. My earliest memory is breaking something, I don't even really know what it was, a cup maybe? or maybe a plate? I remember running to one of the cubboards as my mom started yelling, I remember cowering, wishing I was invisible, and then hearing...
    JanusTheTwoSidedCoin JanusTheTwoSidedCoin 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Please someone,I'm begging you to respond

    and tell me what you think. I have no one else to ask but my boyfriend when I first go with him told me how he met a girl on a dating site and he met up with her for a drink. They got on well,so he asked her out again round his flat and he would cook for her. When try finished...
    sarah696969 sarah696969 31-35, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Is it normal for me to not be able to sit by

    boyfriend when his kids are here? I'm on one side of the room and my boyfriend over the other side with his kid. I've told him on a number of occasions about this and he does try to get me to sit by them both but gives into his daughter. I've never been in a relationship where...
    sarah696969 sarah696969 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Some bad things have happened. I truly believe Yahuwah had a hand in how things worked out. So, in October, my father got upset with me, over a plate in the sink, and he threw a...
    Maelui Maelui 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I feel happy but i still feel sad and I feel like I want something but I don't know what it is. I wan't something but I don't want it and I'm just not sure if I actually want it or...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Feb 6

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    School is really suppose to be a place where people learn. At least that's what they try to fool you into thinking. It's really about programing and deceiving people into thinking...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I don't know how to explain it. Like lately I haven't been feel like myself. I feel like I'm so overwhelmed with school it's so hard for me to understand the subjects when it has...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I really don't know what i want!! we used to talk to each other everyday but he keep asking me recently my phone number and want to see me in London like i can!!! And he said he...
    Lam111 Lam111 22-25 3 days ago

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    You see I am almost 20 years old and attending college. There is so much pressure to figure out what I want to do and I am FREAKING out because I still don't know what I want to do...
    KSMP KSMP 18-21 1 Response Feb 8

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    You Are an Aisle SeatYou are an assertive and energetic person. You know what you want, and you're very decisive.You are wiling to speak out, and you're definitely not shy. If you...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I dont know what she want. I dont know if im doing something wrong or if shes just tired i really dont know someone pleas help me im so confused.
    scoobycharlie scoobycharlie 13-15, M Feb 19

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    OK well I have been having problems with my husband. We have been together for about 15 years now and we have always had issues. Its been said that I ignore the problems we have. I...
    starrynight5 starrynight5 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    It's so cliche... but I really don't know what to do with my life. I'm in the first year of law school. I find it interesting but it's too much for me. Ikeep failing in EVERY...
    notcoolmarvin notcoolmarvin 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm kind of in the middle of wanting to kill myself so I don't have to suffer and people don't have to deal with me anymore and not wanting to because people would think I'm weak...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 7

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    If I could know what my future is. Can I make my parents proud of me? Can I make my family happy? Can I get a good job? Who will be my husband? How many children will I have? Will...
    cathright cathright 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I had a dream where two of my friends and I were at the Movies. It takes place about two years from now. We look older, and my bigger friend is really skinny. We were leaving the...
    angiles angiles 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I've been doing some thinking about what I really need from this new guy should I ever meet him. and if I'm presented with anything less it's not happening. what I need right now...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F Feb 22

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    So frustrated that I keep thinking about how to talk to him in person. Yet, it's hard, because we rarely have sometimes alone to meet afterward. My shyness is at the top that...
    Bunnie486 Bunnie486 22-25, F Feb 23

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    I don't have ANY kids and I'm not pregnant or plan to be anytime soon but I know what I want to name all of my kids! I want 4, 2 boys&2 girls! Girls: Caidence Jasmine Lei Elise...
    Lexceee Lexceee 18-21, F Feb 23

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    In the end, beginning always has an ending Every nice beginning should be ended with the good one as well My dear, I know I will remember all nice talks, all joyful and sad tears...
    indahnesia indahnesia 18-21, F 5 days ago
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