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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 180 People

    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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    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?

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Normal

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

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

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    Is 7 " normal or smallish .

    .I don't trust gfs to give true answers
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Since 2013 I haven't been the most stable person. I'll feel happy and then I'll dive right into feeling sad and depressed. I'll get these intense feelings of self hatred and...
    ISeeTheEnd ISeeTheEnd 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    He did it again last night. I wasn't expecting him to, I really wasn't. I thought, I hoped, that it was only a one off. That he'd maybe just go back to the hitting, the physical...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I’m at a crossroads. I have been with my husband for 10 years; married for half of that time. We had years of bliss. We met in college and grew together. We loved each other...
    lostinthemountains lostinthemountains 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I have 3 kids - 2 of which are my bf's. We are 4 years together. We are not married- lately things have been hanging together by a thread :( I am v upset about this. I had a 5th...
    Barbs4321 Barbs4321 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am one of those females that likes to make her man happy and believes in us both having our own time. He goes to his bowling tournaments without a peep from me besides the fact...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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    I am 17 years old and I don't know what I want to do with my life. Even though I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, I know that most of my classmates already know what they...
    Jasliet Jasliet 16-17, F Mar 29

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    Hi People, I really need some help. I really appreciate your time helping me. Thank you. I'm in a relationship of 6 years. Started as friends and then became lovers. I love her. I...
    marcdavid20 marcdavid20 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I'm a straight shooter.I tell it like it is and always will. My life is in a state of reconstruction.21 months ago I was on an operating table for over 10 hours.Cancer was being...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    This life wow! I just don't know what I feel anymore. I just know I'm tired. I have these dreams of driving through the country air. Fresh and beautiful trees. Green pretty grass...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F Mar 18

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    Like I have no ******* clue. My entire life has been all about what other people want and I just accepted it early on. It always been about them so I never really thought about me...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    How does anyone really know what love is.. I know with love there are ups and downs and if it is true love you will stick with that man or women tell the end ..But how do you know...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 6 days ago