I was born and raised in the serious North (born in New Hampshire, raised in Vermont) and up there a little, shall we say, diversity of character is a thought to be the prerogative of a person…it's your birthright as a Yankee, so to speak. If you are atypical it is not frowned upon but accepted unless your atypical interferes drastically with other folk's "atypicals". Then, of course, some form of agreement has to be reached between those persons who are at variance over the atypicals in question. It is not so much a question of one party changing but of the distance that should be kept between the parties to avoid further friction. All in all, this is not considered to be a bad thing by those involved and usually that settles the problem.