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Weird : the power of being an outsider in an insider world

Author: Olga Khazan
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Go, an imprint of Hachette Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Explores why it is that we crave conformity, how that affects people who are different, and what they can do about it. Dives into the history of social norms and why some people hew to them more strictly than others, explores the causes behind-and the consequences of-social rejection, reveals the hidden upsides to being "weird," as well as the strategies that people who are different might use in order to achieve  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Self-help publications
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olga Khazan
ISBN: 9780316418485 031641848X 9780306874314 0306874318
OCLC Number: 1149392709
Description: viii, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: Being weird. Weird ; The realization ; The exclusion ; The sting --
Part two: The weird advantage. Creativity ; Truth --
Part three: How to be different. Getting support ; Comfort with discomfort ; Better than the best ; The big picture ; Change yourself --
Part four: To stay different, or to find your own kind? Staying ; Leaving ; In between.
Responsibility: Olga Khazan.

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Explores why it is that we crave conformity, how that affects people who are different, and what they can do about it. Dives into the history of social norms and why some people hew to them more strictly than others, explores the causes behind-and the consequences of-social rejection, reveals the hidden upsides to being "weird," as well as the strategies that people who are different might use in order to achieve success in a society that values normalcy, and follows the trajectories of unique individuals who either decided to be among others just like them; to stay weird; or to dwell somewhere in between.

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