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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 157 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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? 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is 7 " normal or smallish .

    .I don't trust gfs to give true answers
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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    Normal

    What consider to be normal?   
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, 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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    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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    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...
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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...
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    I don't know what to believe anymore. People tell me not to give up, but others tell me I am naive and a stupid little kid. Maybe they are right, maybe I am a stupid little kid...
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    It happened to me yesterday and I still don't know what to think about it. There already is someone I already love (we're not in a relationship though, I wrote about it in my...
    GlowingHeart GlowingHeart 18-21, F Aug 24

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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 Aug 13

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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 Aug 15

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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 Aug 15

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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 Aug 16

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    I do not know what I want to do with my life in the future. I had a few interests, but none of them would make a sufficient amount of money to live off of. It's terrible knowing...
    anonofep anonofep 13-15, F Aug 19

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    This perhaps going to be the most confused post from me till date in any real or virtual world.......why because i really dont know what !!!!..........it is about me who keeps...
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    I usually don't like to share the problems in my life but I am quite lost and no longer have everything together. I so badly want to pursue a career in music and entertainment but...
    SloanAvery SloanAvery 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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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

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    Before my ex left me, we were together for more than a year. then out of nowhere her "bestfriend" randomly kisses her and she changes her mind about me and leaves me the day after...
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    My life's become sadder but yet happier ever since I made an EP account and I don't know what to do anymore people have said really harsh things to me and people have said nice...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    You want to know what grinds my gears? Do you? DO YOU????? Well, I'm going to grindYOUR gears by blankly refusing to tell you. Ha! Take that, gear grinders!!! There was another...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Hey everyone, Last night when my boyfriend and I got home from a nice family gathering.....he found out his friend passed away who served in Afghanistan with him. I don't know...
    sarah143757 sarah143757 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Lately for a little over a week now I've been feeling so emotional, super sad, all I want to do is cry. I'm a junior in high school and my boyfriend is leaving for college next...
    vaugustine vaugustine 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I don't know what else to do other than this My name is Sophie and i love my boyfriend so much he is everything to me he is my whole world and meeting him was a dream come true i...
    SophieArmoniaMarkezzie SophieArmoniaMarkezzie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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