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Offbeat (Unconventionality)

High scoring Offbeat testimonials
Low scoring Offbeat testimonials
Highest scoring Offbeat traits

I asked low scorers for some insight into their orientation, here are their answers:

I follow rules not make up my own. M-55 O-27 T-88 I-100 V-77

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I do not like being the center of attention, and being unconventional makes one stick out from the crowd. M-55 O-33 T-66 I-77 V-16

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I think I'm like this because I'm very shy and I was teased while growing up. Also, I just like being who I am. not trying to be somebody I'm not. M-44 O-27 T-44 I-33 V-16

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You ask why I don't like to be different? Doesn't everyone like to fit in? I love being wanted and needed and thrive when I am in those situations; going with the crowd (albeit sticking to my strong moral grounds) allows me to blend in, and give me the space to develop my own decisions with the help of those around me. M-72 O-38 T-77 I-72 V-61

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I don't like to be different because I don't like the attention being different gets you. It's uncomfortable to be under scrutiny. M-77 O-27 T-33 I-33 V-72

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I don't like to be different because I want to fit in, and I'm scared of being judged if I do something wrong. M-33 O-38 T-50 I-61 V-33

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I am worried of what people think. M-72 O-27 T-27 I-61 V-33

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I like to "fit in" and people please. Therefore I mostly like to be like others. If I do start something new I need someone to okay it. M-83 O-33 T-61 I-88 V-16

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I do not like being different because I was diliked in High School for being different from my peers (different values, goals, desires...). Though I am usualy considered outside the norm by many, I still desire to be normal. I am working on not desiring being normal so much as I know that being "normal" is a subjective term based on your environment and your perspective. Therefore, everyone is normal and not normal all the time. M-44 O-22 T-72 I-50 V-77

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As a female born and raised in the southern USA (Texas) I find the cultural traditions and expectations for the behavior of women as prevailing. To negotiate social situations, I have spent many years attempting not to offend or contradict the expressed social norms. I am over 50, happy, but painfully aware that I do not fit the mold of the majority of people around me. I am not a pariah, just aware, like others, that my mindset and life goals are different from the cultural norms here. M-55 O-44 T-77 I-61 V-72

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I scored low on unconventionality. I don't like to be different because I feel a need to be liked by people and am worried that if i am too different from them then they won't like me anymore. I guess it's a nervous feeling and a need to be accepted as I used to be a very shy person. M-44 O-44 T-33 I-61 V-50

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I dislike being different as, I'm sure, a safety mechanism. No matter what my environment (socially and physically), I tend to do my best to remain unnoticed in the background. I dislike people taking note of me, and I much prefer to be a face in a crowd. That being said, I am a confident individual with a healthy body image, and confidence in my abilities. I just feel no compulsion to put myself in the public eye if I can accomplish things in a more subtle manner. M-72 O-27 T-66 I-83 V-33

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I feel that if I am too different people will not except me and I will be kicked out of my group of friends. M-72 O-38 T-77 I-50 V-44

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Because I value my privacy - being publicly unconventional leads to public examination. M-77 O-44 T-50 I-50 V-11
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I possibly lack confidence in myself hence I don't strive to be different. M-44 O-33 T-55 I-50 V-38

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I don't like to be different because being different is difficult. People persecute you when you stand out. I don't feel the need to be different just for the sake of being unique. I feel that most people want the same things out of life; love, happiness, success. People who strive to be different are trying too hard in my opinion. M-66 O-22 T-88 I-94 V-27

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I think I scored low because I'm in a new place, without many connections, in cases like that I prefer to be left alone, and being conventional is a good way to do that. On the other hand when I'm in my hometown, with my friends, or safe (not alone) I prefer to be unconventional. M-33 O-44 T-50 I-44 V-61

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It is a result of my genetics and my life experiances. My genetics have made me generally shy. I am not a good conversationalist although I would like to be. In my life, whenever I would do something wrong (like on purpose) I would invariably get caught. I was scared to death of getting into trouble. M-72 O-44 T-94 I-50 V-55

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For me my need to want to be not different is due to the fact my mom constantly telling me I was crazy and etc...and saying constantly "your just imagining things." This seems to make me desire to not be different, to be liked sorta. This is not easy to explain. M-50 O-44 T-72 I-77 V-61

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My answer to your question is - "different" is a bit subjective. I believe I am different and a little unconventional . I don't have purple hair or live in a cottage in the mountains or anything outwardly different but I am not a sheep either. I tend to question convention and decide whether I think it's valid for me. So do I dislike being different? No. I think it's possible to be remarkable in more subtle ways. M-38 O-38 T-100 I-22 V-77

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How can a person be different from others. God has made every one equal.what ever happens happens with gods will. We are rewarded by god as per our action. I have many weaknesses and only one strength. I am not a good singer, sports men, student, writer or body bulder. My only strength is my faith in god. I do meditation on regular basis and I feel god close to me M-77 O-44 T-77 I-16 V-44

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Being different would invite comment, being noticed, standing out. I do not like nor want that. I do not want attention. I would rather blend. M-5 O-38 T-55 I-100 V-33

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I scored low on unconventionality drive and I was not surprised by it. I was brought up in a private school, going to church 3 times a week with a very religious family on my mother's side. I believe certain religious types are taught that we are not to stand out and we are to follow the example set before us and that it is unfavorable to stick out especially if it is in a way which may make us perceived to be rebellious or unapproachable. The positive side is that we preserve tradition. M-88 O-38 T-72 I-5 V-55

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fuck you M-61 O-44 T-50 I-55 V-22

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Well, I wouldn't say I don't like to be different, it's more "I'm afraid of being different".

I do want to be different, as in, I want to better myself, I want to be someone others aspire to be. However, I don't know how to become that better person so, everytime I choose to change, I'm shooting in the dark, I can either become better or become worse, and many of those times I'm to afraid to become worse and so choose to remain as I am. M-61 O-44 T-83 I-77 V-88

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I scored low on the Unconventionality drive because after years of living with a moody eccentric I crave normalcy and stability. If I had taken this quiz 12 years ago, I would have scored higher. M-50 O-38 T-100 I-55 V-61

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I am conventional on the Maslow list of needs: food, clothing, shelter, work (but, I work at home (stay-at-home mom, and my husband works, so my job is not so much in jeopardy as one in the public sphere might be. So, after basic needs are met, I like being unconventional in that I like to be an activist for causes and to work for change in areas other people don't see first. I also don't care to follow current fashion ideas, but like to buy American, buy from my artist friends, buy vintage and thrift and antiques, all of which have been commented on by more conventional family. M-72 O-33 T-55 I-55 V-88

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True, I did score low on unconventionality, but that is quite meaningless. I love to be unconventional, it's just that I'm too afraid to stick out. I love to be different, and yet I hate it at the same time. I'm rather nervous in social situations, you see. M-61 O-44 T-66 I-72 V-11


*for a low score assume the opposite of the above. the descriptions listed here are made up of personality items. people who scored high on this type scored higher on the above items compared to the average. (more info)
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