This is fascinating stuff! As a 5 foot tall person with albinisim, I understand not fitting in to a group. I tend to keep my crazy to myself unless I have a good reason to let it out. Initially, I did that to protect myself, now I do it because my hobbies don't fall into the norm on any scale, so I protect THEM...my fall down the permaculture hole just made that more obvious to me. I have sent many people away with a deer caught in headlights look!