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August 13, 2014 11:05 am  #161


Re: What makes you unique?

Mmmh...Well, my general tastes seem to be pretty 'unconventional' and 'weird' if I am to believe what people say xD. I like studying obscure ancient languages, am learning to play the harp, take sword-fighting classes and am an INFJ feminist activist (being scoffed at so many times might mean that's a pretty unique trait in my area, which is not good news :/).
Also, mid-thigh length hair might count, given that it's not that common...And an Elvish middle name, too

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November 2, 2014 7:27 pm  #162


Re: What makes you unique?

This Is The Phantom Lady wrote:

SpiralStaircase wrote:

This Is The Phantom Lady wrote:

I'm actually considering ending my relationship with my TV-company... there is never anything on and I always end up watching a DVD instead... It is starting to feel like a great waste of time.

To be fair; had I not had my TV I wouldn't have watched Sherlock... But still... I can barely pay my rent and here I am paying for a TV license with nothing to watch!

I know my family in Switzerland do very well without a TV; I don't think they ever owned one. 



 

I didn't need a TV to watch Sherlock. I watched it on BBCiplayer. I couldn't watch it live, however, but I just waited an hour after it aired live and then watched it. 
Like I said, I haven't had a TV for about 10 years. and you really don't miss it after a while.
 

What I meant was that I wouldn't have thought about watching Sherlock at all, had I not had my TV... it's the only good thing to come from it, lol! But I will give this some thought... I have always had a TV in my bedroom since I was a little kid, it's such a part of my routine now. But I do still feel I am throwing my money out of the window. Especially now when there's so much olympics on every screen... and I'm not watching any of it out of principle... 


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I don't really talk much about this, but I guess I am also unique because I have some psychic abilities. I have tried to hide them and forget about them lately because; well sometimes its a bit annoying I guess.

 
We've survived without an TV for many years and it's surprisingly quite easy to get used too, I also watched sherlock on Iplayer and on free streaming sites on the internet. (Now bbc I player allows you to watch a programme live)
One thing that sets me apart from other people? Unique? Well I know I'm not unique in this but I'm outpatient in an hospital school? And I'm more non-binary than anything? Sorry too many question marks.

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November 7, 2014 12:28 am  #163


Re: What makes you unique?

Hmm... what makes me unique? I feel so common....
I do scottish country dance, and I love it. I never was a dancer type, but scottish dancing is now my favourite hobby - and I hope I can do it till I'm very very old
also, I do write diary since I'm eleven - every day, except some short periods when I was very ill and couldn't. I am 28 now. I always wanted to stop writing diary at some point, but after so many years, I found I cannot do that. Should I become as old as 80, I'll need quite a lot of shelves for my diaries
I do read favourite books up to 50 times... and more. I love them to pieces, basically. They never bore me.
Hmm... I also sometimes think  I have a unique way of fearing things. Some days I'm totally afraid to leave the house and go to university or work, but I've never had any problems to travel on my own to foreign places where I don't know a soul... people always think that's strange and that the first should be easier than the second - it's not for me. I'm also not afraid to walk on my own in the dark or in lonely places, but sometimes fear to pick up a phone.
I do love heavy metal music and study theology, and many people just cannot get the two things together - for me it's no problem at all.
I'm also a very tidy person... I like cleaning, I like tidying up, and my room always looks messy to me, but perfectly to others. I used to pack the suitcases of my classmates in school, on top of my own, just because it was fun for me.

I love the things you tell. It's really exciting. I find it incredible how complex people are... how very different, how unique, and yet in many things so very similar... it makes me once more think that it's really worth it to get to know each and every person, because everybody is such an exciting individual.

@PrittB: I didn't even know it's possible to change a name that often! It must have been confusing. I like Pritt as a name but I also haven't heard it before!
 

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November 7, 2014 8:58 am  #164


Re: What makes you unique?

<I do read favourite books up to 50 times... and more. I love them to pieces, basically. They never bore me.>
No, you are not unique in this way, because I do the same.http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

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November 8, 2014 6:53 pm  #165


Re: What makes you unique?

My memory makes me unique... (it's a curse in disguise sometimes though)

I have photographic memory meaning I can remember a place I have been once and just run through in detail. I have a sort of Mind Palace where I can zoom in on things, even twist and turn them... I remember every little random detail as long as I have seen it or created an image of it in my head. 

My co-workers use it a lot. I have people barging into my office or calling me starting with the words "I need your memory!"

I tried to explain to my mother what it's like inside my head. She often gawks at me when we watch quiz shows and I seem to know everything... There was a question about whether or not a tennis player had won a cup in the year 1988... 
In my head I saw a picture of her in a gold frame and the number 8 circling it; the number was blue which to me told me there were two. So, yes she won in 1988. 
My mother looked really scared... 

But in my case it also means I can't delete memories... I envy Sherlock for that ability. 
When I have some time and some 'headspace' I want to look into creating a real mind palace because I heard that if you do that you can put stuff in rooms and then delete them. 


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November 8, 2014 6:56 pm  #166


Re: What makes you unique?

Yes, I would like to do that too.


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December 17, 2014 5:01 am  #167


Re: What makes you unique?

What makes me unique???

Well, I live with a published author.  That might be considered a bit unusual, I guess. 

My hubby of 40 years has nine books published by a leading Canadian book publisher.  Mainly on Canadian aviation history but there is one that is a biography of a Canadian boxer as well. 

That one has a movie option on it but we haven't heard anything about it's development in a while.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.png
  But we still get royalty checks anyway! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


We travel quite a bit.  I been to England, France (four times), Greece, Germany, Holland, Belguim, Austria, Czech Republic, Cuba, all across Canada, in many US cities (New York, Boston, Charlotte, New Orleans, Chicago, Washington, LA, San Francisco, Florida) and Japan.  We are planning to go to Australia next year.

We are also planning on going back to England in the future years.

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March 29, 2015 10:05 am  #168


Re: What makes you unique?

Ooh, a fellow world traveller

I won't list everywhere I've been, because it would look like I'm trying to compete , but the most interesting places I have been include India and Nepal. Most of my travel was between 1999-2006, but last year my husband, two kids and I went to Sri Lanka for 5 weeks. It was a great family experience.

Something that is unique about me: I went to my year 12 formal (dance, prom) with James Wan, future director of the Saw and Fast and Furious movies. We were just friends, but he is a very nice, humble, down to earth guy. I'm proud to know him (not really in touch any more unfortunately).


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March 29, 2015 10:23 am  #169


Re: What makes you unique?

Oh that is awesome! I hope you had a good prom with him!!


Apparently I have a unique way of being able to understand languages. Since I was 12 I have been able to read Dutch without any classes in it; as an example.

I am not perfect at it... I had a major misunderstanding when my guy (who is from Holland, funny how thins work out???) sent me a long email in Dutch... It has now become one of our secret jokes. 


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March 29, 2015 10:53 am  #170


Re: What makes you unique?

That's so cool . You have some very unique talents Phantom Lady. I read earlier in this thread that you have a photographic memory! I have the worst memory in the world, I'm a goldfish


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March 29, 2015 11:03 am  #171


Re: What makes you unique?

I'd be happy to lend my memory to you! It's not all fun and games being able to remember everything. 

I crave being able to forget things...

My guy has memory issues as one of the symptoms of his brain damage. 



If you want to help your memory I know you can train it, of course some people are more 'lucky' than others... I think I got my memory as a result of my own 'brain damage'. I'm dyscalculic and always had to find ways to cope with it

The human brain has always fascinated me honestly... it always finds ways to cope with your difficulties; much the same as giving a blind man a more acute sense of smell. 

 


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March 29, 2015 11:11 am  #172


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The worst thing about my memory is that I can't remember things I did/said in the past, things that happened to me. Nothing traumatic happened or anything like that. But for example, I travelled a lot when I finished uni, and I can hardly remember any details. My husband says "remember when we..." and I just look at him blankly, or just pretend that I do. Or my dad will talk abut someone I should remember from my childhood and I have no idea who he is talking about. I actually have serious fears that I will go senile early in life


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March 29, 2015 11:24 am  #173


Re: What makes you unique?

You should try to look into training your brain, don't give up on yourself! 
Little things like playing mahjong helps. But really look it up!

I have forgotten most of my childhood... I have a few glimpses coming back now and then... but I have good reason to have blocked it. 


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March 29, 2015 12:44 pm  #174


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What an interesting thread!
I am amazed at seeing how you people can share such intimate details. And humbled because there seem to be so many of you with rare talents.http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/love.png

I would try to answer to the question of what makes me unique...but I find myself so ordinary that I can't seem to be able to come up with an answer.
I adore languages and the process of learning them, same with musical instruments, I enjoy writing very much...but I am so not good enough in these activities to be effective. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.png

 


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