October 06, 2004
The 15 Characteristics of Eccentrics
•Strongly motivated by curiosity
•Idealistic: wants to make the world a better place and the people in it happier
•Happily obsessed with one or more hobbyhorses (usually five or six)
•Aware from early childhood that he is different
•Opinionated and outspoken, convinced that he is right and that the rest of the world is out of step
•Noncompetitive, not in need of reassurance or reinforcement from society
•Unusual in his eating habits and living arrangements
•Not particularly interested in the opinions or company of other people, except in order to persuade them to his - the correct - point of view
•Possessed of a mischievous sense of humor
•Usually the eldest or an only child
I have 14 of the 15: I am a very good speller.
This list comes from the excellent book "Eccentrics," by David Weeks.
FunFact: women number less than 5% of the eccentric population.
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Tracked on Oct 27, 2004 7:55:57 AM
well, 14/15 i guess im officially kooky, although you never would have guessed it knowing me...........(that last part was sarcastic)
Posted by: aimee laba | Apr 4, 2005 6:06:22 AM
I got 14/15 too. I guess the spelling point is just eccentric?
Posted by: Joe Hamilton | Oct 7, 2004 7:35:01 AM
Actually dammit is a queer elision situation. Otherwise we would sound like we are cursing our headlice.
Posted by: Pamela Cook | Oct 6, 2004 10:58:39 PM
My focus is a little off-center!
Posted by: Pamela Cook | Oct 6, 2004 10:54:26 PM
So wait......can I exchange poor counting ability for bad spelling? I'm not single and I'm not a bad speller. So, 13 of 15. Damnit. I was so close. I suppose I'll have to settle for slightly odd, then.
Posted by: William F. House | Oct 6, 2004 10:47:35 PM
Well, this explains why I see things from a different angle...
Posted by: Pamela Cook | Oct 6, 2004 10:27:13 PM
Same here.....14 of 15. This was sort of weird. I never really pegged myself for eccentric. Now that I think of it though.....
Posted by: William F. House | Oct 6, 2004 10:28:08 AM
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