During research for psychology, before you can test whether the data you have is significant or not, an assumptions test has to be made. An assumptions test includes locating outliers as they can create problems for the outcome. Therefore the data that has been collected needs to be normally distributed. So the outlier, which is a person who has characteristics not normally distributed such as age or the way they answered, needs to either be:
The point to this story is what if your personality is considered an outlier. What if you are considered so different that you or somebody else in your life has adjusted your personality so you resemble everybody else, you felt like deleting yourself because you wanted so much to be like everyone else that you either felt ashamed or embarrassed or you believed that you were not a problem, embraced your individuality and felt comfortable to express your true self. You do all these things so everybody's assumptions and opinion becomes significant to you. It matters. No matter how unhappy you feel, you want to fit in and become accepted to the norm. You don't want assumptions violated.
So how do you know you are an outlier -
What to do:
Notice the signs. If you are feeling disrespected, depressed or empty then you are most probably not being true to yourself. Understand that you are not like the norm, that your different personality has a special place in society, learn about what that is, embrace it and develop your gifts. Show off your gifts, shout out to the world that you are you and proud of you. Don't even think about deleting yourself or adjusting yourself to fit the norm but shine!
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