We are starting a new series of conversations in our attempt to bring several streams of thought aimed in the same direction. This direction is the notion of Positive Deviance. A Positive Deviant, also known as an Outsider, or an Outlier, is a person who in one way or another is above the norm. In the course of the series, we will explore many different definitions, views and angles on positive deviancy, whan makes deviants and how to recognize them, what it takes to be a deviant, the effects of deviants on others, how deviants come about, and how and what we can learn from them.

Today’s episode touches upon the following topics:

  • Introduction to the topic
  • Definition of a deviant
  • Mutants
  • Today’s deviants are tomorrow’s norm
  • Deviants are feared
  • Dangers of being a deviant
  • Is it a choice?