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Am I Weird?

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The truth is that most people are some level of weird. Then again, weirdness is like art — it means something different to everyone. As long as you're not putting mustard on your peanut butter sandwiches or wearing a fancy cape to a meeting, there's a good chance that your level of weird is just as weird as the next person. However, it can be a little difficult for us to see ourselves through the eyes of others, so your self-perception of your weirdness might be a little off. If you've always wondered exactly how weird you are, we have a way for you to find out. Once you answer these strange and off-beat questions, we'll be able to measure you on a standard scale of weird. Will you end up being as strange and unusual as you think you are, or are you the kind of weird that should be televised for entertainment? Take this quiz to find out!

History Lesson

The term "weird" has an ever-changing connotation

Over time, the meaning of "weird" evolved to encompass a broader range of connotations, including strange, eerie, and supernatural. In the 19th century, the term was popularized by writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, who used it to describe the unsettling and uncanny aspects of their horror stories.

During the 20th century, the term "weird" continued to evolve and expand, with new meanings and associations emerging in popular culture. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Beat Generation and other countercultural movements embraced the term as a symbol of rebellion and nonconformity, using it to describe anything that was unconventional, offbeat, or avant-garde.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the term "weird" became associated with a distinctive subculture of quirky, creative individuals who embraced their individuality and embraced unconventional styles and interests. This subculture, which was often associated with the punk and alternative music scenes, embraced the term "weird" as a badge of honor, celebrating the unique and idiosyncratic aspects of their personalities and interests.

Today, the term "weird" continues to be a source of fascination and intrigue, with new meanings and associations emerging in popular culture. From the proliferation of bizarre and offbeat internet memes to the rise of unconventional fashion trends and subcultures, the term "weird" continues to be a touchstone for those who embrace the strange, the unusual, and the unconventional. Whether we use it to describe our own idiosyncrasies or the bizarre and surreal aspects of the world around us, the term "weird" remains a powerful and evocative word with a rich and fascinating history.

Did you know?

Weird didn't used to mean weird

It's no secret that word origins have shifted over century's, but weird has a legacy all it's own. In fact, weird didn't really mean unusual until it reach Middle English. Before that the word wyrd had Germanic origins that meant destiny or the ability to control your destiny. Although it was occasionally used to refer to the mythological fates in the sense that we know, it wasn't until William Shakespeare began using it in MacBeth that we got the word in the context we use it now. So the next time someone calls you weird, you can take heart in knowing that you are very much in control of your destiny and you should rock the weirdness with pride. Your weird traits are simply part of the uniqueness that makes you who you are. Embrace your inner weirdo, and move forward with your head held high. Weird didn't always mean what you think it means.

How to Play?

Our personality quizzes are set up a little differently than your basic trivia quiz, but you’ve probably seen their kind around. Rather than having to choose the right answer from a list of multiple choice options, in this case, there is no “right answer”! (Two plus two will always be four, but every Golden Girls character is equally awesome.)

So, stop stressing. Just click on the answer that suits you best, and enjoy the ride. These quizzes are just for fun but who knows – you might just learn something about yourself along the way!

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