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    16 Things You'll Only Understand If You're The "Weird" Friend

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us why they love being the strange friend. Here are the relatable-as-hell results.

    1. First of all, you can be goofy as HELL and none of your friends freak out, because they expect you to be that way.

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    2. You don’t even have to try to act “normal” anymore. Whatever that is.

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    3. Because everything you do, no matter how embarrassing, is "normal." You could rock a bathing suit, a wizard hat, and Uggs and no one would bat an eyelash.

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    —Yoni Y. Newkirk-McKoy, Facebook

    4. You never have to defend how strange you are, because everyone knows and loves you for it.

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    5. You always send the best articles in the group chat — your buds might not've known how octopi have sex... but now they do, thanks to you.

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    6. Your buds always go to you for plans, 'cause they know whatever you choose will be the most fun.

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    7. And when your suggestions get really out there, no one even blinks an eye.

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    8. You can say something nonsensical out of the blue and they accept you.

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    9. You’re always the one making everyone smile and laugh, even at the most inappropriate times.

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    10. If you do something utterly embarrassing, the whole group can all laugh about it with no feelings hurt.

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    —Joelle Duffin, Facebook

    11. When a new friend enters the group, it's entertaining seeing all of the weird looks they give you. They'll get used to you.

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    12. On the rare occasion that you get serious, your pals know shit’s about to go down and actually focus.

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    13. You know no one will make fun of you, because they've started to act the same after hanging out with you for so long.

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    14. And your friends know it’s OK to let their freak flags fly with you, because they KNOW you would never judge.

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    15. You've come to accept yourself a lot more, and see the great things about yourself, thanks to your friends' acceptance.

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    —Joelle Duffin, Facebook

    16. And the best part of all is knowing you don't have to change a single damn thing about yourself in order to keep them around.

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    —Sarah Morgeson, Facebook

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