>>8720>What is the actual definition of a normie? I keep on seeing that term thrown around in a derogatory way.
A normie is anyone regardless of class, race, creed, and other forms of identification that indulge themselves and genuinely enjoys the mainstream "top of the surface" culture and ideals however it's completely subjective and loose. The reason it's thrown around in a derogatory fashion ONLY in the niche and alternative culture communities is due to elitism, superiority complex, and the microscopic feeling that the only way a community can truly function is if it's small and tightly knit. Normie is treated more as offensive accusation than an identity, and being accused of one is a test to see if someone fits in or is willing to go all the way to fit in.>Is it meant to mean someone who isn't very integrated into internet culture?
That use to be the case like almost 20 years ago, but now the mainstream somewhat integrated into the "internet culture.">Does it mean someone who isn't a NEET? Is it meant to mean someone who isn't into Japanese culture, or someone who was not abused as a child? for girls does it mean someone who's not a virgin?
You don't have to be a NEET to not be a normie. There're numerous "normies" that knows more about Japanese culture from mainstream to obscure that can put any anon from any chan to shame. Abused as a child is a huge indicator that someone might not end up being a normie, but there're way more things ranging from mental health to socioeconomics. Only /r9k/ and incel types includes virginity to the mix.
Perception is reality and prejudice rules all. All I know is that if you're very active and hangout in forum communities and chan/imageboards you're definitely not a normie but however if I were to meet any of you no matter what you're personal status is I wouldn't think for second that you are who you are.