Do you have an attitude? Do you consider that you are a little eccentric?
Browsing the blogospehere I found this very question pondered on more than one blog.
It reminded me of a conference that I attended for book shop managers some years ago where an author sent some of the attendees a series of questions prior to the meeting and then proceeded to analyse us to the enjoyment of the others present.
I don’t suppose that it will amaze anyone to know that I apparently like to consider I am a little “different” to the rest of the crowd. Moi? Indeed yes. In fact, I not only take pride in being slightly outside the masses, but I actively choose it! In the words of Judy Horacek, “It’s not easy being enigmatic”, or fashionably eccentric!
To be considered eccentric, you need to possess five or more of the following characteristics. I ticked off nine without even thinking about them too much! I will let you to guess what they were, but I will give you that I am the youngest of three children and married, so that eliminates two of the fifteen.
Characteristics of an eccentric:
1. Nonconforming attitude
3. Strongly motivated by curiosity
5. Happy obsession with a hobby or hobbies
6. Knew very early in their childhood they were different from others
7. Usually the eldest or only child
8. Opinionated and outspoken
9. Non-competitive; not in need of reassurance or reinforcement from society
10. Unusual living or eating habits
11. Not interested in the opinions or company of others
12. Mischievous sense of humour
13. Highly intelligent
14. Not a good speller
15. Usually single
And one last point, I am whimsically eccentric, the type that is not only attractive in a goddess, but is an absolute necessity. I will leave ordinary and weird to the masses, who have mastered it so well.