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I read a wikipedia article a while ago characterizing a certain kind of male. It was something along the lines of being shy/effeminate, but not exactly.


  • less likely to be interested in sports
  • disliked music with lyrics, particularly loud/disagreeable music
  • also disliked classical, but preferred "beautiful" music evoking strong emotions
  • likely to have not been in a relationship, but has a strong desire to be in an intimate one
  • more likely to be ambitious
  • more likely to be introverted, with small group of friends

Does anyone know what I'm referring to?

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put on hold as unclear what you're asking by Nick Stauner, Steven Jeuris Aug 28 at 10:53

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I doubt that these are more than weakly related traits. Hate to sound discouraging or snide, but I think you might be looking for a fairly rare and somewhat arbitrary typological concept. Would certainly be interesting if there's a substantial amount of cultural elaboration on such a concept though, especially if it's more common or useful than I think! –  Nick Stauner Feb 6 at 7:25

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Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder. Although many behaviours could be considered as abnormal, this branch of psychology generally deals with behavior in a clinical context.


There are no disorders in the DSM which are described by the set of criteria which you give as far as I know. So this is not a kind of abnormal psychology. It may be different from your culture and ethnocentrism makes you think it is abnormal. Ethnocentrism is judging a culture based on your own culture. A class in anthropology would elucidate many other kinds of cultures like Matriarchal societies. Its not even counter American culture to be a geek in such fashion any more. As The Faint has long since explained "The Geeks Were Right". A class or a few lectures from itunes in abnormal psychology would help you understand that different isn't abnormal.

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