Is being called weird offensive to you?

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SpaceCase
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11 Jan 2006, 7:04 pm

When people call me weird,strange,odd...which happens all the time,I might add...I actaully take it as a compliment! ^_^
I ENJOY being weird...


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11 Jan 2006, 7:12 pm

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It depends on the day and the mood I'm in.



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11 Jan 2006, 7:24 pm

At best, to me, it's a compliment. At worst, it's a mere statement of fact. :lol:



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11 Jan 2006, 8:57 pm

Only if it's like a happy wierd. I like waking up in the morning "Hello, my name is David and I make people happy."

I live for it.



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11 Jan 2006, 8:58 pm

Depends on my mood, how well I know the person, their tone, etc :)


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11 Jan 2006, 8:58 pm

Serissa wrote:
At best, to me, it's a compliment. At worst, it's a mere statement of fact. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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11 Jan 2006, 8:59 pm

I AM weird, so being called weird is like being told my hair is brown (it is brown, btw).



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11 Jan 2006, 10:03 pm

My name is Ben. People know that after learning that I'm weird.


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11 Jan 2006, 10:17 pm

I find it offensive.

Especially when i'm trying very hard to be normal.



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12 Jan 2006, 12:27 am

I take it as a compliment.



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12 Jan 2006, 12:37 am

I take it as a compliment.

And I act real smug about it too.



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12 Jan 2006, 4:38 am

Assuming they mean something negative (that is, "you're weird" isn't code for "you're funny" or "you're interesting"), it bothers me a lot. It doesn't bother me because I mind people thinking I'm weird (though I did mind horribly when I was younger, when I wanted to fit in). It bothers me because I fear it will close some doors for my children and family. (If other mothers think I'm weird, for example, they may not let their kids play with my kids.)

Pretty much all my NT emulation is done in the service of my family these days.


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12 Jan 2006, 6:06 am

I usually take it as a compliment too, and it shows they are honest I think
(better than looking weird at me for example, but nothing is said).

But of course depends on the context it is said.



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12 Jan 2006, 7:37 am

hale_bopp wrote:
I find it offensive.

Especially when i'm trying very hard to be normal.


Generally speaking, I do, too. I don't like hearing that stuff come from people who barely know me. It's worse when you can tell from the tone of the person's voice that they mean it in a bad way.



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12 Jan 2006, 9:56 am

I turn most insults I received into compliments, so being called weird in any sense is always a compliment to me :)

My girlfriend said that "weird" is the best word about me :wink:



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12 Jan 2006, 1:01 pm

I do admit that when I found out someone I had only spoken to for short period of time (from my memory, less than half an hour) "knew" I was "different," that was a little unnerving, as I hadn't remembered acting strange when I was around them.

It's also apparently obvious almost immediately that I have low self-esteem, but I don't really think I'll ever quite kick that vibe. :lol: