On Being a Deviant for a Day

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On Being a Deviant for a Day:

162- Psychology
October 5, 2012 To understand deviant behavior you must first understand the definition. Deviant behavior is one that differs from a norm, especially from a person whose behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards; the behavior that differs from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society. The deviant behavior that I performed was talking in the third person, but instead for one day I did it for a week. The first thing I did to perform this behavior was to get acquainted with talking in third person. So for five minutes in the mirror I practiced certain sayings, along with gestures to compliment what I was saying. The second step was introducing my new attitude and behavior to my peers and family members. The second step was the hardest because my peers thought it was a joke, so I had to convince them nothing was wrong. The third step was to keep a straight face and not give into negative notions that would make me want to stop the experiment. I choose this behavior because it’s not too drastic and people won’t jump to the conclusion that I’m doing for attention or for an experiment. This behavior also represents narcissistic tendencies, so people that I encountered for the first time questioned my personality and felt like I was spoiled and conceited. During this experiment many of my peers thought I was joking around at first but when I continued for a week to carry-out speaking in third person, they understood it wasn’t a hoax. Many of my peer kept questioning me on why I kept doing it, I even annoyed one of my friends; she texted me and complained that she didn’t like my new behavior and that she wanted the old me back. First encounters with people were particularly awkward, because they would just look at me with this puzzled face and make condescending remarks. I.E I was at my friend’s house...
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