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?