Do you feel “different”? 11 signs you have a personality that other people don’t get

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If you’re like me, you feel different from other people. In fact, in almost every workplace or school, I’ve stuck out like a sore thumb.  

Whether it’s my sense of humor, my strange interests, or even my ambitious goals and dreams, there’s something about my personality that most people don’t get.

Let’s dive in and see what’s so different about our personalities that others can’t wrap their heads around. 

1) You make jokes that not everyone finds funny, but you think they’re hilarious

Let’s start with something I already mentioned in the intro – your sense of humor sets you apart. 

You and I simply find amusement in unexpected places and enjoy wordplay, puns, dark humor, or humor that requires a special frame of reference to fully appreciate. 

In my example, it’s the dry, British-like humor (I’m not British) that separates me from most, if not all, people I talk to. 

When I find someone who appreciates it, it’s like seeing a double rainbow in the sky. 

2) You like things that are a bit unusual, like music or movies that most people don’t like

Your preference for less popular or niche forms of entertainment and culture reveals you like to explore unconventional things

You’re not confined to mainstream choices, and this allows you to discover hidden gems and appreciate creativity that others overlook.

Most people think you’re a contrarian, but the simple truth is the general public’s taste sucks, and it’s a shame studio executives cater to them.

Because of this, you still feel pain when you think of incredible TV shows that were canceled after a season or two. 

RIP Firefly and Freaks and Geeks

3) You enjoy being alone and feel good about it

Most people who feel different from others are introverts. Embracing solitude gives you the opportunity for self-reflection and introspection. 

It’s in these quiet moments that you recharge, gain clarity, and find inspiration. 

However, for some reason, most people don’t get that. They think you’re not feeling well, you’re angry at them, or that you’re outright strange because you like spending time alone.

C’est la vie, I guess. 

4) Some people might think you’re a little strange, but you’re okay with that

Speaking of other people thinking you’re strange, your eccentricity and quirkiness make you memorable and endearing. But they also make people think you’re weird.

I’ve come to terms with that and generally don’t care much what they think of me. The people who are close to me know me well.

Strangers can go F themselves. They’ll never get to know my true self anyway. Besides, 99% of the people we see, we won’t see ever again.  

They’re just a disappearing blip on our radar, and therefore, we shouldn’t bother ourselves with what they think of us. 

On the other hand, people told me that by embracing my own quirks, I’ve inspired them to embrace their own unique qualities.

So, there’s that. 

5) Your goals and dreams might be different, but you’re determined to go after them

Most people will work a 9-5 job, get married, buy a house, have kids, and (one day) die. For me, that’s a terrible prospect and not a life I ever imagined for myself.  

If you’re pursuing unconventional goals, it goes to show you have a commitment to your unique vision of success and life in general. 

You’re determined to follow your own path, regardless of societal expectations. This naturally leads to clashes with your family, who can’t even imagine a different life. 

They want you to live a cookie-cutter life because it’s safe. Nevertheless, nothing can deter you, and let God be your witness; you will make use of that philosophy degree. 

6) You often contemplate and get lost in your thoughts

Another thing that separates you from the sheep is your penchant for deep thinking. You love to contemplate life’s mysteries and philosophical questions. 

You solved that trolley problem a long time ago and laugh at simple “problems” like the blue dress/gold dress that normies are entertained by.  

Your introspection often results in real personal growth and a better understanding of yourself and the world.

Luckily, your boss is already used to you staring into the distance and having to call your name five times until you finally respond. 

7) You’d rather have meaningful conversations than talk about small stuff

The result of introspection is also a love for meaningful conversations. By engaging in them, you encourage connections with others on a more profound level. 

You have discussions that go beyond surface-level chatter, creating bonds based on shared ideas and values.

Instead of chatting about the weather, you find it more intriguing to discuss profound questions about the meaning of life or the nature of reality. 

Debating whether we’re living in a simulation is your favorite pastime. While I’m on the subject, here’s a funny video you won’t want to miss. Giving AI an existential crisis has never been this entertaining. 

8) You have lots of different interests, from unique hobbies to odd topics

Your wide-ranging interests make you a fascinating person to be around. You bring a rich tapestry of hobbies and knowledge to conversations, and your passion for exploring different topics can inspire curiosity in others.

Yet, it’s also the reason why people don’t understand you. Although you’re a treasure trove of information, they can’t relate to you because they don’t have nearly the same interests as you. 

Luckily, there are countless online communities of like-minded people where you can connect to similar people who appreciate you more than the IRL people. 

9) You understand how others feel, even if you disagree with them

You’re self-aware and understood from an early age that you’re different. Still, you have the ability to empathize and understand diverse perspectives. 

This makes it somewhat easier for you to bridge gaps and connect with people from various backgrounds, especially those who feel different or disconnected too.

10) You notice the small things that others miss

Most people go through life coasting and never stopping to notice the smaller details. 

On the other hand, you love noticing and appreciating the finer details in life because you know they enrich the overall experience. 

For example, you notice the small, unspoken gestures between two people, like a shared smile or a knowing glance, revealing a deeper connection.

Or, during a quiet moment at home, you notice the way the sunlight filters through the curtains, casting a pattern of dancing shadows on the floor, turning an ordinary room into a work of art.

11) You’re good at solving problems, even tough ones

Last but not least, your problem-solving skills make you a valuable resource in both personal and professional contexts. 

Tackling complex challenges with confidence proves your adaptability and resilience. 

When faced with a problem, you have a knack for breaking it down into smaller, manageable components. This analytical approach helps you clearly understand the issue at hand.

Most people think you’re brilliant because of that, but the truth is, you’ve spent countless hours playing strategies on your PC.

This resulted in you looking at problems like you’d look at them in a video game. 

Final thoughts

Basically, it all comes down to you being okay doing your own thing, not just following what everyone else does.

Your independent spirit means you make choices based on your values and interests instead of succumbing to peer pressure or societal expectations. 

This confidence allows you to chart your course in life, even when it branches from the norm. 

It’s why most others will never get you, and you’ll always feel different. 

Adrian Volenik

Adrian has years of experience in the field of personal development and building wealth. Both physical and spiritual. He has a deep understanding of the human mind and a passion for helping people enhance their lives. Adrian loves to share practical tips and insights that can help readers achieve their personal and professional goals. He has lived in several European countries and has now settled in Portugal with his family. When he’s not writing, he enjoys going to the beach, hiking, drinking sangria, and spending time with his wife and son.

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