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Posted by: iamwhoiam | 2005/12/12

how do you tell???

how does one know what is "normal"....... what is normal for one person, may not be normal for another...... how does one gauge "normality".....

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Normal isn't something we diagnose as such. There are complicated series of criteria for making diagnoses of what is wrong, when something is wrong ; and generally our criteria for attention would be when someon's situation / condition / behaviour is causing them serious disconmfort and interfering with their ability to enjoy and function effectively in work, platy, and relationships.

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Posted by: Deubel | 2005/12/13

Statistically, normal is what 50% of the total population would have done under all circumstances. To allow for some variation (as only a small portion of the population would actually fall under the 50% mark) you get standard deviations (about 26%). So one standard deviation on either side of the 50% mark (about 52% of the population) would still be considered "normal".

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Posted by: figured it out | 2005/12/12

Normality is what the average person does in a particular situation or circumstance. But that does not make it either right or wrong. Its just what the average person does.

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Posted by: kiki | 2005/12/12

i think normal is an outdated theory. everyone has a niche in society. people who think similarly hang out together to reinforce their own ideas etc.

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Posted by: Frusty | 2005/12/12

You will have to expand a little on your question. In what context?

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