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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 146 People

    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...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    Normal - What consider to be normal?   
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses May 15, 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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    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...
    MyUniqueLife MyUniqueLife 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2007

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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...
    LostFantasy LostFantasy 16-17 Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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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...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 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...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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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...
    mac2485 mac2485 18-21, F Sep 28, 2013

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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...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 28, 2013

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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...
    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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    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 22-25, M Feb 29, 2008

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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...
    mixedview mixedview 16-17, F Jan 24, 2008

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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...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 73 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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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...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 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...
    tomfool tomfool 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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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...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 6 Responses May 17, 2009

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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...
    LostFantasy LostFantasy 16-17 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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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"...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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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...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 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...
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2008

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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. ...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2008

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    ShyOne85 ShyOne85 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    I don't know what to do anymore. I feel really confused on what will happen to me later in life. I'm doing bad in school I try my hardest to do good but I just can't. Nothing...
    Gesly Gesly 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    It's my summer vacation. I'm missing my friends and the guy that I like. He is my friend but not really that close. I cannot tell him I like him because im afraid that he will...
    iamfabulousxx iamfabulousxx 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    not me..i want to be normal. just like everybody else
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm a 16 year old girl. My whole life I have been trying to make my parents proud, but I've never been able to socialize properly with kids my age, I was always numb or upset...
    AGirlSearchingForAnswers AGirlSearchingForAnswers 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know what I want anymore, with school that is. I have always wanted to provide, but I just don't see that happening what with how my college grades are turning out. I just...
    CryingAndStressed CryingAndStressed 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I'm 17 this year and I originally wanted to become a doctor , not because I was extremely passionate about medicine or anything but just because I had good grades and found it...
    rebekahmak rebekahmak 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I'm 20 years old taking up Info Tech. Before, i studied HRM for 2 years. I wasnt able to finish it cause as time passes by my interest is gettin low. And now, in this course i'm...
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F Mar 31

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
    HopefulLovelyLioness HopefulLovelyLioness 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    You entered: Talynn _____ _______ You like to control everyone within your influence, to shape things to your own liking. If positive, you develop high spirituality, as you have a...
    Talynn Talynn 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Besides that though one thing happened that both helped me and ruined me. My little cousin. I met my little cousin around 4 years ago. He was the cutest little kid and he liked me...
    dhirshah dhirshah 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My story is quite simple and probably pretty common: I'm in the middle between high school and college, and I have no idea of what to do with my life. I graduated, my grades...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Okay. It sounds sort of child like when you say "I don't know what I want to be when I grow up" especially when I'm 17. I mean I have a few ideas in my head, but haven't settled on...
    jasminepage jasminepage 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    It always says that life is a box of chocolate , u never know what taste is come put next. I do really want to know what does my future look like. My future depends on me of...
    JoyceKing JoyceKing 26-30, F Mar 19

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    what is friendship worth? my so-called friend,best friend she lied. she still is. i found out that she went behind my back . i trusted her with everything. but she was telling...
    secretwriterx secretwriterx 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I don't know what I want to do, what I can do. I don't know what I'm passionate about. I don't know my capabilities. I don't know what I should be doing for a living. I don't know...
    blackbirdie blackbirdie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I am already in my early twenties and I still get bothered and stressed out that my parents don't like each other. Ever since we were little, though they didn't fight in front of...
    ayumiofaries ayumiofaries 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    The good news is that I'm in college and I'm about to have an associate degree in general studies. The bad news is that I really don't know what to do with my life and it's kind of...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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    I studied so hard in school but it was never good enough my Act and SAt are low and now no school wants me. I want to become a pediatric emergency medicine physician but how do i...
    tatortiz95 tatortiz95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    When is enough, enough? I honestly don't know what to do. My husband is secretive and I feel like he is extremely deceitful. This ***** with my head in the worst way possible...
    lj1127 lj1127 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I really don't know. It's been years, to be completely honest. There's something, making me feel something that's close to anxiousnes and sadness, but I don't know what it is. When...
    OskarDR OskarDR 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I've been living with an eating disorder for about three years now. Last year, I lost a lot of weight and finally felt good about myself. My period stopped coming (although I was...
    Nickyta Nickyta 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have a friend who lives in South Carolina who calls me often anytime she has trouble with her husband or her three kids. Now, I've known this girl for years, but when she calls...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    I wanna know how it feels to be kiss.How it feels to missed by a person that can't go on without you.i want to be held and hear the words "Your beautiful ".Ive seen people wear...
    jayseca jayseca 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm sitting, feeling week, sleepy and tired. I don't want to move my body. Whats on my mind is my brothers death. I don't mean to be bad but his presence is like a threat in our...
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3