Define Normal

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  1. Snarky Chicks profile image54
    Snarky Chicksposted 7 years ago

    How do you define "Normal"?  As in a "normal" person...
    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4898062_f248.jpg

    1. profile image47
      promoladyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Average is normal

    2. rcrm89 profile image60
      rcrm89posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Someone who adheres to socially acceptable or average standards of behaviour, appearance, performance, conduct etc.

    3. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No such thing. I have yet to meet a normal person yet smile

      1. recommend1 profile image67
        recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You can't redfine normal to mean what you want - most people are normal, that is the definition of the word.

        1. Susana S profile image97
          Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not trying to redefine normal. I just have yet to come across a set of people that I would call normal. From my experience even those that do all the socially usual things like get married, have kids, work and stay the right side of the law, have a lot in their experiences, makeup and behaviour that is unique to them.

          I guess if I was trying really hard to describe a normal person it would be one that:

          has emotions

          has thoughts

          breathes

          Can't think of anything else.

          1. recommend1 profile image67
            recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I was just pointing out the obvious on a bad morning smile
            I think it is easier to see what it is by what it is not (as Mad P says - it is subjective)  -  by those who don't do anything out of the normal.  I am not normal because I chose to move to China, that does not mean I am special.  I am not normal because I don't believe any media reports about anything, ever.

            1. Susana S profile image97
              Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I see what you are saying. smile I wouldn't call living abroad abnormal. Is it even unique or special given the numbers of people that do live abroad?

              I guess we would need to be clearer about what aspect of normal we were talking about though. Normal behaviour? Normal personality traits? Normal experiences?

              1. recommend1 profile image67
                recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                living abroad is not normal - more people don't do it, so they are 'normal' - the fact that loads of people live abroad still is only a tiny percentage of population.

                This is probably an endless question as it is subjective.  Go to the banned thread and ban me or something useful instead smile

        2. Leptirela profile image76
          Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hahahah... hahahahahahahah smile

    4. The Demon Writer profile image64
      The Demon Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Now there is a paradox.
      To be normal is to be like everybody else.
      We are all individuals and no to people are the same.
      The only way to be normal is to be like everybody else. The only way to be like everybody else is to be an individual. The only way to be an individual is to I'm going with this?be different form everybody else.
      You see where

      1. Leptirela profile image76
        Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If 'normal' means being like everyone else I'M NOT INTERESTED!!

    5. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Normality uses common sense, conscience, common civility, actions, how one presents themselves, all that, based on that first thing--common sense.

      And even if, God forbid, normality became the minority, it would still be the norm.  Trying to make normal abnormal is abnormal.
      Example is the abnormally-dressed girl in the picture.  Everyone knows that's not a normal nor decent way to dress in public.  And no matter if ALL the people in the pic were dressed as she is, it still wouldn't be normal.  So, no, normal is not a concept that's fluid;  it stays the same no matter what.  I'm not talking about fashion or the changes of dress codes from society to society or age to age.  I'm talking about what's acceptable in any society at any point in time.

      1. camlo profile image88
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It would - in that picture. smile

        I was wondering if the tall girl in the picture is really a girl.

        1. profile image0
          Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Indeed.  I hadn't thought of that.  Guess I was thinking in "normal" mode.  roll

      2. Susana S profile image97
        Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What a load of rubbish.

        Are these beautiful ladies lacking in common sense?


        http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4914205_f248.jpg


        Men in skirts and make up.

        http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4914213_f248.jpg

        Women used to crap and pee standing up in their dresses because of all the petticoats they had to wear.

        http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/186ballg.gif

        What people discern as normal is certainly is not static. It never has been and never will be!

        1. camlo profile image88
          camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I hope that 'men in skirts' thing doesn't become normal again - I just don't have the knees for it.

        2. profile image0
          Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Did they shave their legs, I wonder?

          1. camlo profile image88
            camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            They probably had other worries.

      3. Leptirela profile image76
        Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        HAHAHAHAH Home Girl lol smile

    6. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That which does not make one do a double-take. smile

    7. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      state of mind

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    In terms of the culture as what everybody else does.

  3. Pamela N Red profile image87
    Pamela N Redposted 7 years ago

    Boring Lemmings. I'm not normal so I really shouldn't be answering your question. smile

  4. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    Bet you are.

    1. Leptirela profile image76
      Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      SHES AS NORMAL AS THEY COME!!

  5. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Is there such a thing nowadays?

    1. Leptirela profile image76
      Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no!!!! save you going further smile) hahahaah

  6. profile image0
    Mad Prophetposted 7 years ago

    Normal is a subjective term defined only by those who wish to establish the status quo of inequality within societies' norms.

  7. pocketsaviour profile image61
    pocketsaviourposted 7 years ago

    Normality is a social construct, so it will change as society changes and from country to country and culture to culture.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      that --

      same goes with deviant behavior

    2. Leptirela profile image76
      Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If we pranced around naked , and majority followed tomorrow morning  it will be labeled as 'normal' so what the heck, only we ourselves can make up in ur own mind what is normal for us...

      Bein normal :S WHAT THE HELL....hahahaha no such thing as I said above...if normal means being like everyone else I AM NOT INTERESTED!!

      Not being offensive , just making a point that the most beautiful thing about humans is the difference between us... I know what am trying to say ... hmm

  8. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 7 years ago

    Normal is a relative word. What is normal to me is not normal to you. Getting up late is normal to me but for the others not. So it defense upon you what´s normal...

  9. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Not
    Only
    Really
    Mad,
    Also
    Loony

    1. Leptirela profile image76
      Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hahahahaha
      you
      are
      so
      right
      and
      loony
      i
      love
      it

  10. Jaggedfrost profile image76
    Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

    A statistical description of a a block of personality traits that are the most common.  Also recognizable in a group setting by type of social groups and percentages of the population that belong to each. Those with the smallest social groups are not normal by this definition.

  11. Jaggedfrost profile image76
    Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

    lol the question is mathematical more then a conundrum as there are a certain set of behavioral traits that are acceptable and will give one admittance to public circles where the mean of humanity gather.  If one can do so with little or no effort then one is normal.  One could call them individuals up until you ask them to break with the pack and find out how hard they kick against you.

  12. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    I am absolutely boringly normal average woman without any special talents. Here you are.

    1. Leptirela profile image76
      Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hahahaha

      smile)) Home girl your growing on me

  13. tritrain profile image84
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    We are all unique and special, just like everyone else.

  14. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't define any of those as "normal", no.

    1. camlo profile image88
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Depends where and when, Brenda.

  15. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    If you sleep when you are tired, laugh at a funny joke, work hard to survive, cry when it hurts, walk extra mile to help a friend, bored when there is nothing to do, respond to the abuser with anger - you are normal human being, and there is nothing wrong with that. People who think that they are not normal just do not want to admit that they think they are much better, smarter, etc., than an ordinary person. At it's often other way around.

    1. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's how I would define normal as well...as I said in a previous post here.

      We feel

      We think

      We eat

      We shit

      We sleep

      We f**k

      Those things are normal and common to everyone.

  16. profile image0
    Mad Prophetposted 7 years ago

    anyone who isn't like me is NOT normal. tongue j/k

  17. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4914394_f248.jpg

  18. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I'm really tired, trying to write and came on HP and saw this thread. Normal is subjective. Depends on who you ask, what culture they're from, what generation yadda yadda.

    I remember reading through a book years ago about prolific murderers. Most of them were deemed to operate within socially acceptable parameters of normal behaviour (defined I suppose by the above - society, generation etc) on the surface.

    And yet they were killing left right and centre when no one was looking. Normal? Nah. Able to behave normal? Yup.

    Scary. So ... what is normal?

    God only knows winktongue

  19. Daniel Carter profile image72
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/5272718212_8a54ef0424.jpg

  20. Joy56 profile image77
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    normal people bore me

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Drop me a note the next time you are in the USA. smile

      1. Joy56 profile image77
        Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i would probably bore you, i am pretty normal.

    2. Leptirela profile image76
      Leptirelaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hahahahahahah

  21. xanzacow profile image71
    xanzacowposted 7 years ago

    Define normal?? It all depends on WHO you ask...What is normal for one in not normal for another.
    I agree with Daniel Carter!!

  22. thejeffriestube profile image72
    thejeffriestubeposted 7 years ago

    Normal is what you think it is.

    If everyone in the world adhered to that, it would definately be a more interesting world.

 
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