Would you consider yourself 'Eccentric'?

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  1. G0R3Z
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    And would you consider it a good or a bad thing?

    I find myself being called 'eccentric' quite a bit; by strangers, clients and by family members alike. I consider it a good thing. I don't conform to most standards and display higher intelligence which manifests in creative activities and I very much dislike small talk. I enjoy deep meaningful conversation (probably one of the reasons I don't speak much with my own family, I dislike the dullness of genetic small talk) and find myself socially awkward. I never need reassurance from the rest of society, nor their acceptance when it comes to how I speak or present myself. I have a large number of 'odd' or 'pointless' hobbies.

    Does anyone else display similar traits? Would you consider yourself 'different' or 'eccentric' by modern standards set by our societies?
     
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    You can only be considered 'eccentric' if you're rich. If you're poor you're just a weirdo.
     
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  4. G0R3Z
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    Eccentricity and Sociopathic behaviours are very different.

    Sociopaths lack a sense of shame, they have a very weak conscience and tend to be manipulative. I fortunately do not share any of those traits. Although I admit that i've been called a sociopath more than once.

    What if I make a decent income~?
     
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  5. mashers

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    You seem to be confused about the meaning of sociopathy.
     
  6. HaloEffect17

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    I kind of sympathise with you [OP] because I also feel like I'm eccentric around others, albeit I do enjoy small talk. I definitely have a way of doing things that are seemingly different from the norm. For example, I naturally like to use so-called "big words" when talking with people, but I make sure that I fully understand the word first or else I risk being perceived as pretentious.
     
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  7. TecXero

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    Plenty of people consider me weird, even my own family and friends. I tinker with everything, I game on Mint (linux gaming probably requires a level of insanity to begin with), I favor my 3DS over getting a smartphone, and I don't really consider anything too personal to talk about. I actually enjoy embarrassing my friends in public by talking about things most would consider taboo. It's all in good humor. :grog:
     
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    Yeah society is a bunch of worthless assholes, the only god damn thing you can do is try to make this shitty world a better place
     
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    I think my joke was so bad and that it just got lost in there, but meh. That's life.
     
  10. HaloEffect17

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    I also don't see being eccentric as a bad thing. I put a quote in my profile status that I found to be greatly inspiring.

    "Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine." - The Imitation Game, 2014

    I take this as it doesn't hurt to be different; besides, it is the driving force of people who strive to do great things.

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    I would argue that being deemed a sociopath has a more negative connotation that being eccentric could ever be.
     
  11. Blaze163

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    Quite frankly I'd describe myself as nuttier than a Nutter Butter nutter's buttery nuts. But given what passes for normal around here (the accepted social standard here in Coventry involves bat wings and a vestigial tail, dragging your knuckles along the floor and grunting at referees) I'll settle for being wierd, thanks.
     
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    Eccentric...no.
    Eclectic...yes.
     
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    Haha. Well phrased. :)
     
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    I wouldn't exactly describe myself as eccentric, but I do certainly enjoy my time talking to people, especially on here. I specifically signed up to this very site because I feel we are all like-minded; we all like to hack, we all like to game, we have the same interests etc. etc.

    Trust me, I only turn into a complete psycho if I manage to hack and pirate on a console I've never hacked or pirated on before. :rofl:
     
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    To paraphrase Temple Grandin, 'cure autism and nobody will ever invent anything again' ;)

    I completely agree :) Sociopathy is a personality disorder, whereas eccentricity is a usually harmless quirk ;)
     
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    Most likely. Although, the word "weird" and "fucked-up" is what I ususally get :P
     
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    Try 'one of the greatest contributors on GBAtemp' in place of weird and fucked-up. :)
     
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    Well, at least you get some words. You are better than being plain out ignored and isolated.
     
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    Haha, true XD
     
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  20. Lilith Valentine

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    Between insane and insecure
    Eccentric?
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