I'm not sure that I need special. I do need fun, good, interesting, pleasant, creative, expressive, enjoyable, challenging, satisfying, pretty, striking, unusual, comforting, funny, "a good cry", motivational, decorative, absorbing .....

Or some combination of all of the above.

I guess it is the way that I and each of the above combine that might constitute "special"

I've never thought it all that important that someone is strikingly original, although I find it interesting and sometimes inspiring when someone is.

New and different does not necessarily equate with "better", although they can be better.