How to Be Weird

Do you enjoy being random, or just plain weird? Perhaps you are tired of being just like everyone else, and long to be unique. Here are some ideas on how to be weird.


Don't be someone who you are not and say whatever you think. If you copy another person you may be labeled as a poser or wannabe

Straight away, you need to stop caring about what other people think! Stop caring about your image. Allow yourself to be seen shouting in public, or skipping around carefree in the street. Your reputation does not matter -you are an oddball now.

If you are known for being normal or super conservative, stop reading this page, unless you are fully committed to a full life style change.

Invent words, places, and customs. Invent a holiday, and give it a weird name, then when the day comes around, get decked out. Like, if it was a holiday called International Action Figure Day, get a ton of action figures and reenact the scenes from the movie/tv series or comic!

When Halloween comes around, dress as something really weird. Like a Jedi warrior or some person whose famous for being stupid. They're out there!

Wildly fluctuate the tone and pitch of your voice at different times.

Have a catch phrase. Make it something nobody else has used before, make it out of the ordinary. But don't say it too much, people tend to get annoyed easily.

Say random things such as phrases or facts.

State the obvious. Or maybe the things that should be obvious, but aren't to everyone around you. And point out smart things that would have been useful 5 minutes ago, to make them think your slow yet witty.

Personify things. Hug people for 30 seconds out of the blue. Pretend your video games are your best friends!

Overreact. For example, if you see a slinky, act as if it's a great discovery. Or, if you do a minor bad thing, like forget to push in your chair or creased a piece of paper, become depressed. I don't mean turn into an emo person, just do it occasionally if you prefer to.

Focus on a single, odd, thing. For example, be extremely polite, scold people when they use improper grammar, if they put their elbows on the table, talk in an accent, etc. Mixing it up really helps increase your weirdness.

Get an obsession, but make it out-of-the-blue. Perhaps Dora the Explorer or warm goat milk. This could be a bad idea if you tend to lose interest in things easily. Things from other cultures are quite effective, for example Confucianism and other types of philosophy.

Blurt out whatever thoughts are roaming through your mind.

Interject a 1/2 thought into a conversation. For best results make sure your 1/2 thought has nothing to do with the conversation.

Once you have a successful weird image, word will spread of your eccentricity and you could be a perfectly normal person but still be seen as weird. At this point you have achieved your goal.

Call other people random names, even strange names, like for example, your friend introduces you to another person, and the first thing you say is, "Hi Bob," even though you have no idea whatsoever who the person is, and you keep calling them that. Then one day you start calling them a different name. See tips.

Have strange taste in food. Like for instance, say, "Oh my gosh! Are those Oreos? They're so spicy! I never knew they sold them here!" or "These pickles taste like my brother's wallpaper."

Pretend like you don't know what some specific things are. Like, "Hey, ______. Want a banana?" And then say, "What's a banana?"

If people around you already say that your weird take their word for it and just be yourself. See tips.

Have a signature thing that you do. For instance, a stupid walk, or barking to every telephone pole you see.

Act upset over little things, like if your friend steps on an ant. Don't be upset too long, just a good minute or two will make them laugh.

Wear whatever you want. Just don't make too much of an effort. See tips.

Talk to yourself, just don't reveal anything TOO personal and don't do it all the time, just if someone around is ignoring you ect.

Find stupid acronyms for real words. For instance, STUPID can be Special Talented Unicorn Pickles In Distress.

Laugh hystrically at any random thing for example: you see a pen, and then all of a sudden you laugh at it none stop! How to laugh at any random thing? Well all you have to do is think of something very funny such as: a pencil wearing a tutu and has a beard.

Last but not least, find and watch, read, play, ect, odd things. Like Charlie The Unicorn, The Lord Of The Rings and Star Wars for example! Now your ready to take on the world!

Act like a creeper during school. Stare and follow one of your old friends around.

If your school has lockers, post random pictures to random peoples lockers.

Use text language, like OMG, LOL, WTF, and so on.

Clothing is a major part of being crazy! Combine clashing colours or patterns. Dress up in unusual clothing such as fairy wings, witches' hats, or vampire teeth. Halloween costumes are always great.

Carry around a stuffed animal or a certain object 24/7. If it somehow gets lost, you should be heartbroken!

Speak with strange accents, and speak in gibberish.

Find a random word that you love - use it consistently. Say it to people at school, to the cashier, to strangers, and to anybody that you want to.

Choose a strange hobby, such as collecting packing peanuts and turning them into sculptures, making piñatas, painting your nose, or writing bad poetry about chipmunks with horns.

Every day (or week, or month...) choose for yourself a new identity. Be Napoleon, the President, a Princess, a Prince, an Elf, etc. Remember to think and act like that person would.

Have a strange pet, such as a pet rock, a pet soda can, or a pet sneaker. Take it everywhere with you, and converse with it.

Become an expert on a strange topic, such as couches, clouds, or toilets.

Buy a small item (erasers, rolls of tape, toilet paper) in bulk, and wander around a public place (like the mall) passing them out. Try saying something like, "You'll need this", "Don't go anywhere without________", or, "Just like my momma used to make me! Yessirey - __________ is an indespensable item! Never leave home without it!"

Ask random people if they've seen a rhino, and elephant, etc., "anywhere around here". Seem serious about it.

Talk to shrubs, your hand, a wall, the sidewalk, etc...

Buy a ladder and take it with you everywhere ...

Try sppehlinjth words differently! If you think 'Think' should have a j and a m in it, go ahead and make it 'Tjhimk', or if 'Diabolical' needs only one l and that the a's need to be e's, make it 'Diebolice'! Be creative, and insist that it's how you spell that word!

Start laughing randomly for a few seconds during class, then end with a couple of coughs.

In order to make a point, use sound effects. Ideally, at least half of what you say should be completely nonsensical.

Make up new words. Ninjas have ninjosity and ninjitude, for example. Use these words constantly, exactly like official words. If someone tells you something is not a word, tell them it is now.

Just be yourself.

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