Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Are You Eccentric? Take the Quiz.

To paraphrase Tolstoy, normal people are all alike; every eccentric is eccentric in their own way. The book "Eccentrics" by David Weeks classifies the 15 characteristics of eccentric people. Apparently if you have five or more of the following characteristics, you qualify.

1. Nonconforming attitude
2. Creative
3. Strongly motivated by curiosity
4. Idealistic
5. Happy obsession with a hobby or hobbies
6. Knew very early in their childhood they were different from others
7. Usually the eldest or only child
8. Opinionated and outspoken
9. Noncompetitive; not in need of reassurance or reinforcement from society
10. Unusual living or eating habits
11. Not interested in the opinions or company of others
12. Mischievous sense of humor
13. Highly intelligent
14. Not a good speller
15. Usually single

If you could invite 5 famous eccentrics to dinner who would you choose? My list:

Auntie Mame (I know she isn't real but this is my list!)

Diana Vreeland

Edith Sitwell

Oscar Wilde

Salvador Dali

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