We’re each at the center of our own “normal”.

We’re each at the center of our own “normal”. You could be normal to yourself, normal to the people who understand you, but as you go further and further out, you start finding people who see you are odd.

The reverse is also true: You could be VERY similar to your friends in so many ways, but you might chose, say, a sock color choice the group wouldn’t. Then you become the odd one, even though to anybody *outside* of your circle, you appear just like the group.

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I like using the word “interesting” in that case. “You certainly know some interesting people” could be a compliment or unkind, depending. But odd also works.

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You’re welcome :) I know English isn’t your first language – and I’m no expert in English even though I’ve used it my whole life – but I figured it can’t hurt to share what I think, just in case it might help.

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Same. Just fold the bell curve in 1/2 so that the low and high touch and I, too, am straddling both.

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The way I look at IQ: you get a chance to prove or disprove it everytime you talk. Some test you took years ago is fine in a school setting but when you get out in the social world, other people are testing your IQ in their own ways.

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you’re a true scientist Koen, willing to make yourself part of the experiment

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i haven’t done a skills assessment in a while. They’re fun and really break things down into VERY fine levels of distinction.

I think the last time I did one was a self-assessment out of a book. I know its not as scientifically valid but I still learned a few things.

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But, the authority is only applicable when dealing with the enforcers of the law, who are at the “activation part” of the authority chain. Anybody out of the view of law enforcement continue to do what they do.

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