What it means to see yourself as different. And to be seen that way. Ten interviews from the social margins via Science of Us' "What It's Like" series:
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    What It’s Like to Be a Polyamorous Genius: “Having a high IQ doesn’t mean you are going to be successful. It just means your brain works faster.”
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    What It’s Like to Date a Horse: “To this day it was the best sex I’ve ever had. But in some ways I regret that first time.”
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    What It’s Like to Have a Micropenis: “I’m not someone I would want to have a relationship with if I were a woman. I’m a pathetic little nothing, really — that’s what it’s made me feel like.”
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    What It’s Like to Have a Condition That Gives You Extremely Terrible Body Odor: “I have an ammonia-like scent that comes out of my armpits and groin. My breath varies between eggs and garbage.”
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    What It’s Like to Be Cripplingly Afraid of Vomiting: “My main focus in life is to not get sick. It’s in my head every single minute of the day, especially when I’m alone.”
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    What It’s Like to Remember Almost Everything That Has Ever Happened to You: “I don’t even know what it means when someone says, ‘I’ve let that go—it’s out of sight, out of mind.’”
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    What It’s Like to Need Hardly Any Sleep: “I get three or four hours sleep a night, and I never get tired.”
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    What It’s Like To See 100 Million Colors: “The grocery store and the mall are a color assault. There’s too much of everything and too much that is not naturally beautiful.”
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    What It’s Like to Crave Amputation: “I have an unexplainable desire to do something that most people would dread.”
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    What It’s Like to Be an Expert Lucid Dreamer: “My dreams leave impressions that are as strong or stronger than anything I experience when I’m awake.”