Abnormal

Abnormal

Not normal, contrary to the usual structure, position, behaviour or rule.


What is normal and what is abnormality?


Normal: Is what we view as a specific way of behaving and doing what everyone else follows, which is the way society calls “The right Way�?, but what happens with those that are not abnormal they just decide to live different from the rest.



Abnormal: -The way the law defines abnormal behavior. This of course depends on the state and if it has vote of insanity.-Example: If a person can tell right from wrong, or if the person is capable of understanding their behavior or even unable to control themselves.


Examples of abnormality


abnormality as a deviation from the average -This is not a way to judge a person. -Example: Because someone eats cheerios instead of fruit loops one cannot be considered abnormal.


abnormality as a deviation from the ideal -What you are not accustomed to be it cultural or social. -Example: say you moved from japan to America and you see everyone

        kissing as a form of hello. In japan this is not something that we  
        may see as normal. 


abnormality as a sense of personal discomfort -You feel anxious, distressed or guilty as an individual and become

        harmful to others.


abnormality as the inability to function effectively -You cannot perform at the same level or standards in society such as homeless people, unemployed, and/or handicap.


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