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Is there anything about you that makes you feel not normal compared to most people you encounter?

I am a very picky eater and I have never met anyone who doesn't like more than 2-3 foods.

ETA: Also, do you consider your family to be "dysfunctional"? How do you define functional and dysfunctional families?
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[User Picture]From: gigantomachy
2012-12-30 08:45 pm (UTC)

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i don't like pizza and i'm not a big movie person. by that, i mean i think it's been probably 2 years or more since i've watched a movie.

Edited at 2012-12-30 08:46 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2012-12-30 08:56 pm (UTC)

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I don't like pizza either and this year I saw 3 movies with my bf, but before that it was maybe a movie a year maximum.
[User Picture]From: lilylemons
2012-12-30 08:48 pm (UTC)

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I'm a very shy/socially anxious person... unless I'm drinking. I feel like I literally can't make friends unless I can drink when meeting people first to break the ice, I guess.
[User Picture]From: anthylorrel
2012-12-30 08:52 pm (UTC)

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I think a family becomes dysfunctional when the problems escalate to a point where several family members can't/won't be in same room with each other. My family reached this point just recently thanks to my brother's inability to keep his dick in his pants.
[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2012-12-30 09:00 pm (UTC)

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1. Not that I can think of except I don;t like pizza (as a previous commenter mentioned) or chocolate.

My brother was super picky when he was a kid. Adults (more so than children because they can ~help it~ I guess? Idk what the logic is) who are picky eaters annoy the shit out of me, especially when the 2-3 "foods" they like are pizza, McDonald's and Taco Bell.

2. Not really, families who cannot or have great difficulty functioning as a family unit for the best interests of the individuals within it.
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-30 09:08 pm (UTC)

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I can't help what my taste buds like, I really wish I could. It would make me feel a lot less annoying!
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2012-12-30 09:01 pm (UTC)

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I'm 30 and I've never had a long term relationship (I've never made it to a year in a relationship). Basically everyone else I know has been with people for multiple years and it makes me feel like I'm broken.
[User Picture]From: smartaleckstef
2012-12-30 09:18 pm (UTC)

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Sorry I deleted the comment cause I only wrote "I"
anyway don't feel broken I think a lot people are in that situation.
I'm 29 and the 2 relationships I had were completely dysfunctional
[User Picture]From: elikaa
2012-12-30 09:02 pm (UTC)

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I'm pretty introverted and everyone I know is very extroverted. It always baffles my boyfriend as to how annoyed and crabby I get if I go a long time without quiet, me time. I once went a week without any social interaction and it was just wonderful.
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-30 09:09 pm (UTC)

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I am the same. I NEED my me time or else I get very cranky.
[User Picture]From: chesterismyhero
2012-12-30 09:10 pm (UTC)

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I'm a super picky eater too. It annoys the shit out of my friends, but I can't help it. I've tried other stuff, I just don't like it 99.9% of the time.
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-30 09:12 pm (UTC)

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Why does it annoy your friends? I'm trying to figure out why it bothers people so much when it really doesn't affect them in any way.
[User Picture]From: vinolent
2012-12-30 09:10 pm (UTC)

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Not really

My family is very functional. No one is divorced and fights are rare
[User Picture]From: joshthevegan
2012-12-30 09:30 pm (UTC)

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If you don't mind me asking, what are the foods that you will eat? I saw this episode of TV about picky eating, and I was totally fascinated.

As for things that make me feel not normal, the list could go on and on. I think I am one of the least "normal" people I know.
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-30 09:35 pm (UTC)

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Reading the comments on this post, I guess I'm not THAT picky. It's mostly vegetables I don't like, and the fact that I always have to alter something when I eat out and my friends and family are constantly commenting on it that makes it seem much worse.
[User Picture]From: spacefem
2012-12-30 09:35 pm (UTC)

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I'm impatient, or maybe a neurotic control freak, or something... either way I go to parties and everyone is just hanging out chatting and I'm like "hi, I thought there'd be dinner why is no one working on it HOW'S THAT COMING?" or "I brought a gift for the gift exchange, can we get to that soon or can you tell me when-ish you were thinking of doing it?"

no one else seems bothered, they're cool just hanging out, I am the crazy one.
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2012-12-30 10:06 pm (UTC)

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Lol, my sister is very much like this. She wants to know a very narrow time estimate, while everyone else is more relaxed about it. It drives us nuts but we've adjusted to letting her know when we're leaving and when were getting there and she's relaxed on not jumping down our throats for not caring about an exact time to leave. So yay.
[User Picture]From: dreamitdoit
2012-12-30 09:39 pm (UTC)

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I don't like coke. When I go out & ask for a spirit, I ask for it with lemonade. More than half the time I get given it with coke even though I asked for it with lemonade, I guess because "rum & coke" is the norm but "rum & lemonade" is a weird request. I hate it, I'll send it back.

I have fibromyalgia, I'm almost always in some sort of pain. I get tired very easily too & need to sit down quite frequently or nap. I'm obese, so people assume my pain/fatigue is caused by that. It's not.

[User Picture]From: xtoolchickx
2012-12-30 09:42 pm (UTC)

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I don't think it's necessarily abnormal, but sometimes I feel like my mind drifts frequently/easily.

I think my family's very functional compared to most families I hear about. Very few arguments/disagreements, hostile attitude, cutting off communication.... I think we could be more personal and closer to each other, but I still think I have healthy ties to my immediate family.
[User Picture]From: bigeyedphish
2012-12-30 09:57 pm (UTC)

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I am incredibly normal and my family is definitely not dysfunctional.
[User Picture]From: running_jumping
2012-12-30 09:58 pm (UTC)

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1. I don't have a smart phone. Ergo, I am very rare and exotic.

2. My family is wacky and flawed, but it seems to function moderately well.
[User Picture]From: dostehseh
2012-12-30 10:16 pm (UTC)

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Not really.

Only a little - my parents are divorced, but we still all spend holidays/events together. It can be super awkward if my mother drinks any alcohol, and starts calling my dad pet names and making "jokes" about how they should get back together. Then everyone just says, really loudly, "OKAY, LET'S ALL GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, YAY!"
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2012-12-30 10:17 pm (UTC)

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I feel awkward and abnormal because I really, really enjoy learning new things and taking /most/ tests and public speaking. I enjoy sharing knowledge and class discussions and I'm not exaggerating when people ask what the fuck is wrong with me. I'm like, damn it, I paid to be here, I should enjoy it and learn something! I wonder if its just that I'm coming off as a know it all, but I don't go around correcting people, but try to add to the knowledge pool and also spend time seeking information from those who appear knowledgeable.

Also, I get a lot of "I didn't expect you to say/do/think/be like that". I mean a lot. Apparently enjoying learning = must be prefect and wholesome and traditional.


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My family is probably the most functional I know of, which is interesting for extremely opinionated vocal people with very wide range of opinions. We all love each other and work together to make life easier for one another.

Dysfunctional would be the opposite with one or the other or both missing. If you all hate each other or are trying your best to not do anything for each other... might as well be roommates.
[User Picture]From: enchantress88
2012-12-30 10:20 pm (UTC)

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i am always thinking about the future, to the extent that sometimes i forget about the present. like, i'll spend the whole work day fretting about something i need for a rehearsal in the evening, and the evening fretting about my plans for the next day. i usually have things like outfits, food, and my schedule planned several days in advance. but it's not even like i get all that stressed when things don't work out as i've planned...i can deal with the unexpected really well, i just always have a (flexible) little mental plan set up anyway without even meaning to. I know everybody worries about the future, but the way I do it is more methodical and thorough than other people i know.
[User Picture]From: monotonousglory
2012-12-30 10:43 pm (UTC)

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def my upbringing but w/e
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2012-12-30 10:56 pm (UTC)

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I'm poly.

I consider my family to be pretty functional. We all like each other which counts for something!
[User Picture]From: kaelstra
2012-12-30 11:13 pm (UTC)

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My family is/was definitely dysfunctional. I haven't spoken to them in over a decade now because they were abusive.

I suppose I define a "functional" family as one that isn't abusive, and loves one another. I'm sure there are other qualifiers to that, but I'm sick as hell and can't really think of any atm.
[User Picture]From: hereisfar
2012-12-30 11:37 pm (UTC)

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I don't like kissing with tongue or movies. Movies I watch a little more because my boyfriend does but in theater makes me bored and anxious. I also don't drink and have no desire to, which people in my age group think is really weird. If I say I don't drink I get questioned about it for about 5-10 minutes to find out why. "Are you an alcoholic? Are you under 21? Did you have a bad experience? Is it okay if I drink?" I'm very pressured to drink, especially at my job (we can drink at work) to a point I have to have bartenders make me fake drinks. I hate doing the fake drink thing because it feels like I'm ripping customers off and 1/4 of the time I end up with a real shot/drink and get stuck trying to get rid of it slyly.

Also, if someone touches my face I have a borderline panic attack, which sucks because people always try to touch my face at work and I react really negatively (for example: jumping a foot away, putting my hands up and saying "don't touch me"). When I start dating someone new they have to be extremely patient with me and get used to not kissing me much and staying away from my face.
[User Picture]From: homunculus
2012-12-31 06:21 am (UTC)

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ugh. i hate people who pressure or try to others into drinking. it gives boozehounds a bad name. i have no problem drinking alone and i don't like being an ass about it because i want everyone to have a good time, drunk or not. also, more for me. lol
[User Picture]From: mzkitteh
2012-12-30 11:57 pm (UTC)

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I'm 35, single, childless, jobless,friendless, and had to move back home. I feel abnormal every single day of my life.

Aside from that, I'm not a big fan of playing cards, and I hate football. People love to make me feel like there's something wrong with me because I have no desire to sit in front of a tv watching guys in tight pants tackling each other and chasing a ball. But to be honest, it's the noise that bugs me the most. As far as the cards goes, I don't understand how to play any of the games, and my attention span is way too short to have the patience to learn. I'm sorta like that with board games too, but not that I don't know how to, but I get bored really fast.
[User Picture]From: faecat
2012-12-31 12:07 am (UTC)

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I hate tongue kissing and coffee.
[User Picture]From: xopiateslavex
2012-12-31 12:18 am (UTC)

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I am majorly phone-phobic. I HATE talking on the phone, about ANYTHING. It could be something awesome...I don't want to hear about it over the phone. Talk to me in person and I'm fine!

My family is extremely dysfunctional. My parents, sister and I could NOT live under the same roof...it was always crying, screaming, self-injuring, blaming, and just general shittiness. We're fine now that no one lives under the same roof, though, hah.
[User Picture]From: disorderata
2012-12-31 12:20 am (UTC)

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I have been clinically dead and then rehabilitated yet I am still bitter, stilted and curse every day of my existence as though it were a netherworld between being born and dying.

No srsly, I'm pretty normal in most regards.
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