1. The moment you mention a topic related to death; people label you as ‘morbid,’ or weird, or creepy.
You are well aware that your interests aren’t for everyone but when people describe you with an incorrectly-used adjective, you crumble inside. The current definition of morbid is to be “characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.” And since you do not consider yourself to have an unhealthy obsession with death or disease, you do not see yourself as a morbid person.
2. People always think something is wrong with you or try to keep you quiet.
You may be a sad but it will rarely have to do with discussing death or having an open love affair with Edgar Allan Poe’s work. You may even be an extremely happy person but at the drop of the word, ‘blood,’ an affinity for late night cemetery walkabouts, or the word ‘death’ itself, people become concerned. They ask if you are ‘okay’ and to many people’s surprise, there isn’t anything wrong with you at all. You are just different than they are.
3. You don’t understand why your interests are taboo discussion topics.
Death is a part of life and you believe it should not be a taboo topic or a conversation that strikes fear into the hearts of others. In your opinion, realizing that death is a possibility in your every day life (in a healthy manner) can actually be good for you. It forces you to realize you are not infinite and neither are the people around you. It reminds you to live life as if you were dying and you believe it is better to learn that lesson sooner rather than later.
4. You often reveal people’s deep insecurities about dying.
You realize that people are uncomfortable with discussing death because they are afraid of dying. And you can’t judge them for that. It can be a scary idea to sink your teeth into but you have found a solace in accepting the imminent. You believe it is healthy for (the majority of, if not all) people, to find peace in the idea of dying.
5. You are a bit of a sentimentalist when it comes to your relationships.
Because you are very aware of your temporary state and the finiteness of those around you, you cherish your relationships. They are one of the most important (if not THE most important) aspects of your life. You love those who are special to you recklessly because you don’t want to regret it later on, and because you want to love them.
6. You do not focus on death as much as people think you do.
You see no reason to focus on death more than life but you do believe it can be a motivator to accomplish your goals. It’s not your only motivator but it is a potent one.
7. You may romanticize death but you see the reality of death, too.
You are not naïve to the effects death has on people’s lives. You know it can bring revival, a change of perspective, and be a reminder to love without looking back but you recognize it also has the potential to bring pain and an indescribable feeling of loss.
8. You find beauty in what others may find disturbing.
The perspective you bring to the world is unique and irreplaceable. You are attracted to the peculiar and are fascinated by the abnormal. You may enjoy animal skulls, taxidermy, or even be enthralled by the idea of doing an autopsy. You find beauty in life after death and that is what makes you special.