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1. Bell curves... normal distribution...

How many bell curves are there? 1 for each trait? How many traits are there? hundred? thousands? more like millions.

Bell curves based on probabilities.
1 standard deviation from mean encompasses 68% of population
2 SD from mean => 95%
3 SD from mean => 99.7%

What counts for eccentric? 3 SD or more away from the mean?
So 0.3% of population is classified as eccentric.... for a given trait.
Now how many traits are there again? In the millions.

Let's keep it simple... 1X10^6 traits * 0.03% chance for eccentricity of a single trait.
*coughs* My math's horrible... but it sure seems like everybody's bound to be eccentric in some shape or form...

Nobody likes eccentrics? Well I guess we must be hypocrites because we sure like ourselves lots... for being "normal". (me love me puns)

2. Originally Posted by nightning
...but it sure seems like everybody's bound to be eccentric in some shape or form...
If everyone is eccentric, then no one is eccentric.

3. Different forms of eccentricity Victor

4. Originally Posted by Victor
If everyone is eccentric, then no one is eccentric.
Originally Posted by nightning
Different forms of eccentricity Victor
Yes different forms of eccentricity.. But, it also depends on how you define and what is the normality.

5. Originally Posted by Eagle
But, it also depends on how you define and what is the normality.
The Bell Curve adequately describes normality.

But in fact you are a normal person who thinks being eccentric is cool. And hey, you want to be cool.

So you replace the objectivity of the Bell Curve with your subjective desires.

6. Originally Posted by Victor
The Bell Curve adequately describes normality.

But in fact you are a normal person who thinks being eccentric is cool. And hey, you want to be cool.

So you replace the objectivity of the Bell Curve with your subjective desires.
Interesting interpritation, because that is what it is.

There are many different ways to define what is and is not normal even using a Bell Curve. Each one of them may or may not be simple, it all depends on what the core of normallicy is.
People in general are very general or broad. There are so many different possibilities, generalities, and perceptions that normallicy is not always easy to define or set even though it is a simple concept.

7. Originally Posted by nightning
Different forms of eccentricity Victor
Even still, since there's no palpable form of normalcy, then eccentric doesn't exist, and everyone knows you can't be something that doesn't exist.

8. Originally Posted by Nocap
Even still, since there's no palpable form of normalcy, then eccentric doesn't exist, and everyone knows you can't be something that doesn't exist.
Sophistry.

9. ## Eccentricity

Originally Posted by Victor
Sophistry.
Victor, you? In this thread? GET OUT!

10. Eccentricity is wandering around outside barefoot in one's nightgown after dark.

Crazy people can't help what's "wrong" with them.

Eccentric people just don't give a f**k what "respectable" people think.

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