How to be strange (with pictures)

How to be strange (with pictures)
How to be strange (with pictures)

If you are tired of being like everyone else and looking like everyone else, then you might look weird. Whether you want to be quirky, eccentric, or downright weird, there are plenty of tips you can put in place to get out of the way. If you want to be weird, you have to stop worrying about what other people think about you and you have to prepare to express your weird inner self.


Part 1 of 3: get in the right frame of mind

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Step 1. Stop worrying about what other people think about you

If you really want to be weird, the first thing to do is stop worrying about what other people think you are or what you do. You need to feel comfortable expressing your own originality, wearing what you love, saying what you think, and in general, living your life the way you want to. If you can't seem to stop trying to please other people or doing what they expect of you, you'll never be weird.

  • Of course, this seems easier said than done and you're not going to be able to stop worrying about what other people think overnight. However, you can take steps to do what you want to do little by little until one day you realize that you no longer care what other people say about it.
  • It can be easier to do this if you hang out with people who don't judge you for doing what you love and who make you feel comfortable with your lifestyle.
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Step 2. Don't change to be different

Even if you want to be weird, you don't have to dye your hair pink, wear a Hawaiian skirt, or sing at the top of your lungs during your classes, unless, of course, that's what you want to do. ! You can find your own way to be weird without seeming to be overdoing it. Focus on the things that make you feel comfortable instead of wanting to make a good impression.

If you try too hard to look different, you might not feel like you really are yourself. Of course, if you really want to do random shocking things, you will feel comfortable doing them

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Step 3. Get the confidence you need to be really weird

Even if you think strange people are loners, misfits, or generally sad people, you really need to be a lot of confidence not to worry about being strange. If you want to stand out from the crowd and be weird, you need to make sure that you are happy with who you are and with what you have to offer. You have to be sure of yourself first before you expose yourself to the world or you are going to be disappointed that people don't react the way you hoped.

  • Make an effort to love yourself and be proud of your strengths. Make a list of all the areas you are good at and be happy with your accomplishments.
  • Being confident doesn't mean being perfect. This means that you have to be happy with your strengths while accepting your shortcomings and working to improve them whenever you get the chance. If there are things about yourself that you don't like but can't change, like your height, then you need to put some effort into accepting it in order to be truly sure of yourself.
  • Even if you are not going to develop this confidence overnight, you can work hard to do it. You can improve your body language to gain confidence. Try to stand up straight, make eye contact with people, and avoid slouching or staring down.
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Step 4. Be unique

If you really want to be weird, you have to be comfortable being unique. This means that you have your own style of dress, your own tastes and your own ideas instead of following other people's conceptions of what is normal or strange. You need to be able to express your opinions with confidence, be prepared to disagree with current fads, and generally be assertive when it is easier to keep quiet.

  • If you are truly unique, you must be prepared to be a complicated person with many different aspects. You don't have to be perfect to be unique, and you need to feel comfortable admitting your own mistakes.
  • Being unique also means not being a sheep following the flock. While you don't have to be a loner, if you just do what other quirky people are doing, you won't be truly unique.
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Step 5. Read and Cultivate Yourself

If you want to be weird, you need to have enough knowledge to know random things about random topics in order to surprise your friends with little bits of information when they least expect it. Whether it's about comics, geology, the Japanese language, or anything else, read as much as you can to be prepared with knowledge and facts when you step out into the world.

If you are cultured and if you know what is going on in the world, it will give more legitimacy to your strangeness. You don't want other people to think you are weird just to be fashionable without having knowledge to support your personality

Part 2 of 3: act like a strange person

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Step 1. Don't be shy

One of the things that strange people have in common is that they aren't shy. They are happy to talk to strangers, share their opinions with people they don't know well, and talk openly about how they feel. If you're too quiet to give people insight into your personality, it's going to be hard to be weird. Of course, there are things to be said about people dressed in black sticking around, but if you really want to be weird you have to reveal enough to the people around you that they know what kind of thing. individual you are.

You don't have to be too chatty or forceful, you just need to be open enough to share your opinions, no matter how weird they are

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Step 2. Do Unexpected Things

Strange people are known to do things when others least expect it. Whether you're in a group or on your own, if you want to be strange you have to be prepared to surprise others. You can be as spontaneous as you want and if you really want to be weird you have to shock people when they least expect it. Remember that if you are ordinary people are going to feel like they can predict what you are going to do. Here are some ways to do things you don't expect.

  • If you feel inspired, start singing or dancing.
  • Cite passages from your favorite movie or book.
  • Share a surprising anecdote about you.
  • Surprise people by playing a musical instrument, speaking a foreign language or doing a magic trick.
  • Do things at random. Interrupt your friends in the middle of a conversation to tell them what you ate for lunch or to talk about a fun fact about your favorite movie.
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Step 3. Be weird

Strange people tend not to be the most social creatures in this world. If you want to be weird, you also have to make an effort to be weird when you can. This stems from the fact that strange people do not follow the rules of society. One way to express this strangeness is to not interact normally with others. It can come in the form of weird behavior and it is easy to behave this way. Here are some great ways to be weird.

  • When someone comes to talk to you, leave without giving an explanation.
  • Tell the same story three times in one conversation, then apologize each time.
  • Talk about very personal things with people you've just met.
  • Eruct in public without apologizing.
  • Mumble often.
  • Whenever there is a blank in a conversation, say: this is weird!
  • Talk to complete strangers, even if it's obvious they are busy.
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Step 4. Try unexpected activities

If you want to be weird, you can't do what others around you do in their spare time. While you shouldn't try new things just because they're weird, if you want to be different, you're going to have to stand out from the crowd. In order to be weird, you have to be prepared to try new things that might not appeal to most people. It can also mean that you are trying things that are fun and quirky and a little out of the ordinary. Here are some fun activities you can try to stand out from the crowd.

  • Learn to do magic tricks.
  • Write your own comic book.
  • Play the ukulele or the banjo.
  • Learn how to paint on the face.
  • Learn a complicated foreign language.
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Step 5. Be hyperactive

While there are different ways of being weird, such as being a loner or being quirky, you can also be weird by having the energy that other people don't have. This energy will help you share your interests, be more active than others, and share random information and facts with those around you. If you want to be weird, you can also be energetic.

  • When something fills you with enthusiasm, speak very quickly. People can also be weird because they don't speak the same as other people.
  • Don't be afraid to share your passion with others. Don't look calm and less excited about a topic as you bubble inside.
  • If you have the urge to jump in and be super active, even if that means jumping in place in the middle of the conversation, there's nothing stopping you.

Part 3 of 3: Take care of the details

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Step 1. Let yourself be distracted by ordinary things

For example, tell your friends that you can't take your eyes off the ceiling. Elaborate and tell them: he's like… hanging in the air with a strange tone. Continue to stare at her with wide open eyes and act as if you are transcended. Ignore everything that people around you or your friends say for a few minutes. You will give a better impression by appearing hypnotized by a trivial object.

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Step 2. Redefine the art of wearing clothes

While you don't have to dress in a completely wacky way to look odd, you can dress in a way that will make you feel a little different. You don't have to wear a long trench coat or neon pink dress with heels if you don't feel like it, but you have to stand out and wear t-shirts with patterns, colorful jeans, fun accessories in hair, a unique amount of makeup, or just something that makes you look and feel different just by being yourself if you want your appearance to instantly signal that there is something different about you.

If you want, you can have a weird hairstyle to match your clothes. Use the strongest gel you can find. Spike your hair or invent a cool and weird hairstyle. Use your imagination

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Step 3. Give an object a name

Keep him everywhere with you and talk to him like he's your friend. Make sure you really pretend that this item is your best friend so that others will tell you that you are crazy for talking to an item. Look really shocked, upset, or hurt when someone points out to you that you are not behaving normally.

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Step 4. Speak with a foreign accent

Make up your own words while speaking with a weird accent. When someone asks you where you are from, say Vosges. But the most important thing is to make this accent realistic, you don't just have to whisper what you say. If you sound really convincing, you're going to really take people off and make them think you're weird. Make sure you keep the same accent every time you meet the same person.

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Step 5. Meditate in the middle of the lobby in a hotel

Just sit down, close your hands together, and close your eyes. You will be amazed by the reactions. If someone tries to stop you, ask them to shut up and tell them you're in the middle of an important meeting.

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Step 6. Act Strangely When You Dine

Watch the waiter look puzzled as you walk into a fancy restaurant and ask for chicken nuggets and apple juice. While you wait for your meal, take the fork and knife in each of your hands and tap the blunt end against the table without stopping (for a personal touch, you can also do the percussion with your mouth).

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Step 7. Go around in circles and talk to yourself

Then make weird noises and shapes with your hands while shaking your head. You are going to look really strange. You should only do this if it amuses you and if you don't seem to be doing too much to keep the gallery entertained.

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Step 8. Make personalized jewelry from acorns, branches, leaves, or any other debris you can find on the floor

Try to sell them at school or give them away. Even though it's something really very simple and shoddy, you have to give the impression that you've thought about it a lot and put a lot of effort into making it.

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Step 9. Stroll as you walk

Pretend you are floating on another planet. Look like you're dreaming and not connected to reality and people will quickly think you are strange.

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Step 10. Make up weird nicknames for people

Even if they have a short and boring first name (like Marie), think about something more eccentric (Marie-Lyne). It's even better if that person doesn't like their nickname or if you don't know that person well enough to give them a nickname. You can even try to invent a nickname for yourself and try to get others to call you that.

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Step 11. Hum or sing at inappropriate times or places

This is another way of appearing strange and making others think you are strange. If you find yourself in a quiet place or if someone has just told a serious or poignant story, it will be even more effective. You can even start humming in the middle of an exam until other students or your teacher realize what you are doing.

If you're not too keen on humming or singing at inappropriate times, you can try chuckling like a turkey to break the silence

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Step 12. Smell unexpected objects

It's another way of looking weird instantly. For example, you can walk up to a wall, smell it, and say something strange like “the wall smells of mint”. You can even try to smell other people's hair, but that might scare some people or even offend them. If you want to look stranger, you can even feel yourself.

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Step 13. Dance like crazy without music in a public place, then walk away as if nothing had happened

This is another way to show others that you are really strange. Pretend you have some sort of dance spasm and just try to walk. If people laugh at you or ask what you have, tell them you have no idea what they're talking about.

Step 14. Look at people before you talk to them

Looking someone 5 seconds in the eye before speaking to them is usually unsettling. In a conversation, what often bothers us the most are the silences.By staring at the person without saying anything, there will be discomfort in the conversation and you can say anything!

Think about what you will say next. You can say whatever you want, trust yourself, the words will come to your mouth. Practicing improvisation and meditating will help


  • Don't overdo it, just do things that others don't.
  • You might get into trouble by staring at others. To avoid this situation, stare at people with strange faces, for example keeping your mouth open like you can't close it so that they think you are strange and not boring.
  • Use your imagination, there are no hard and fast rules, do whatever you want.


  • Your parents could send you to a psychologist.
  • People will probably be talking about you.
  • We will look at you strangely.
  • People might say you make a ton of it, most weird people are happy the way they are. So instead of changing to be strange, try to change to become happy and you might be able to do both.
  • You are going to have to step out of your comfort zone.
  • You could get kicked out of some public places.
  • People will laugh at you.
  • You could lose friends.

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