I Am Not Your Stereotypical Anything

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    It is hateful to be judged by a preconception

    of your own experience... when you haven't experience me at all !! Then you will never go out of the same circle if all you do is pretend you are meeting the same kind over and over again. Too blind to see? And me wanting to cherish your heart *tesk tesk* There's a mister out...
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2015

    I'm an Arab woman. I don't expect to ever get

    married, i want to be independent, i'm a medical student and i'm convinced i'll be a neurosurgeon. I don't ever want to depend on a man, not in this day and age. Also, i'm not racist or sexist. So yeah i'm not your average Arab.
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 15, 2014

    "you're Different"

    I seem to hear that phrase a lot the older I get. "you're different." I'm not really sure what that means. As a child I was probably a little different, although I don't recall any teachers or other students calling me that. As I've gotten older, I attribute hearing that phrase...
    deleted deleted
    12 Responses Jun 25, 2010

    One of the things that makes me soo mad is

    being a African American teenager and getting "Your the whitest black person I know!" I was adopted at 2 by white parents and have never really been around black or specially "ghetto" people until middle school. I got very bad anxiety from that to. It hurts to feel like such a...
    beautifullbrit beautifullbrit
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2014

    I am all about individuality

    and being yourself. I am proud of my differences.
    cillasavage cillasavage
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    That's one of the reasons I came to this site.

    I am so much more than what people think I am. Sometimes it's insulting when I tell someone about an experience in my life and they just make a comment that someone like me could never or would never do that. I'm expected to be the good wife, perfect mom, and conservative...
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 2, 2014

    I'm A Great Party Trick?!

       I'm not sure if I should be annoyed or flattered, but my sister recently described me to someone as a great party trick.  She referred to a specific instance a long time ago when I shocked my then boyfriend and his best friend, who my sister was dating.  We were playing a...
    TreadingWater TreadingWater
    31-35, F
    26 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    I'm not your stereotypical anything!

    !! Black, women, American, lesbian, young person anything. People are often very confused by me I'm a black American who loves football (what Americans call soccer) I mean a fanatic!!!! People often comment about how rare that is, and I mean I was a fan b4 this summers World Cup...
    ellelinkin ellelinkin
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2014
    HELPTAKENhelpused HELPTAKENhelpused
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    I recently bought a pair of pink running tights

    and a royal blue half zip top. I walked in a local park and got alot of stares and a few compliments. I met a friend there we walked to a bench beside the lake and oh my!!!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    I am but a woman with a dream,

    I keep my heart light and courageous my mind alert and busy but know my weaknesses. This is what I see and I have spent time trying to figure out where I belong but I am many things to different people. I think it's an oddity that people need to categorise others in such a...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    Let me get something straight.

    Yes, I am from the Middle East. But that doesn't mean I'm an uneducated girl who relies on god and the Quran. First, people assume I'm dark skinned because I'm Syrian. I am NOT. I have very pale skin, and green eyes. And FYI, Syrians are quite varied when it comes to appearance...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    About This "Angry Black Chick" Thing..

    There was a topic in the Q&A the other night asking why black women aren't seen as dateable. There were a few answers that made sense, then there was the common answer that they come off as rude, mean, defensive and or/angry. The "angry black chick"...when will I ever be able to...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum
    36-40, F
    12 Responses Jan 26, 2013

    Don't Assume Anything! You Don't Know Me...

    That i'm young/a student doesn't mean i smoke/experiment with drugs/drink. That i'm pretty doesn't mean i' m stupid That i read a lot doesn't mean i'm a geek That i'm black does mean i'm ghetto/poor/have a baby daddy(none,thank u very much!) That i actively participate in...
    mocha39 mocha39
    22-25, F
    27 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    Hate when people try to categorize me.

    I am who I am and fuckk you.:)
    YupThatsMee YupThatsMee
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    I've got a heart that's made of gold stored in

    my ice chest, freezing cold but they don't care if it's not warm or pumping blood, or hard as stone it's all fair game, they want a piece they rob my train wreck in the sea but they don't know what lies in store my heart is precious, priceless, pure the gold soon melts into...
    VeritasAequitas VeritasAequitas
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    All I Am Is Merely Me.

    I'm called tall, stubborn, quiet, a Leo, an artist, an ISFP, a writer, a dreamer, a bookworm, a geek, a nerd, a hipster, a girl, a weirdo, a tease, a helper, a nurturer, a giver, an introvert, an extrovert, the skater chick, the shy one, a coffee-addict, the social butterfly, the...
    BlackDaisee BlackDaisee
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2013
    BurningFist BurningFist
    22-25, M
    Jun 19, 2015

    Can't Be Pinned Down

    I am not the stereotypical black girl. I am not the stereotypical smart girl. I am not the stereotypical quiet girl. I am not the stereotypical teenager. I am black, but I'm not ghetto. Rap is not my favorite type of music per se, but I will listen to anything as long as I...
    rewitched rewitched
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2007

    Just because I'm a certain race doesn't mean

    that I'm nerdy or have extremely strict parents. My religion doesn't make me hate people who are different. Nor does it define my political views. And I'm not competitive or serious at all, even though my birthday suggests that I am. Stereotypes are soooooooooo overrated.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    18-21, F
    Aug 7, 2015

    I Ran Out of My Own Life Before I Ran Out of Paper

    Trouble is, my life can be summed up in one sentence: I didn’t realize I was alive until after I died. I just had a dream of me dying and nobody noticing. I still went to work and everything. Nobody notices i'm dead. Like nobody notices homeless...
    ittooktoolong ittooktoolong
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2007

    I hate reality TV...I tried to be open minded

    and watched a show again.OMG stupid.!?
    Skyrulez Skyrulez
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    Every since I was little I never fully believe

    in god matter a fact I wasn't sure what to believe and still don't. I was the only child at church that wasn't jumping or crying of the "holy spirt" I was the only child that asked "why can't I see him?" Or "why isn't he responding" the amount of stuff I went through made me...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2014

    My 'Not To-Do' List....

    JUDGE ME......and I'll prove you wrong... TELL ME WHAT TO DO.....and I'll tell you off... SAY I'M NOT WORTH IT.....and just watch where I end up... CALL ME A *****.....and I'll show you one... SCREW ME OVER....and I'll do it to you twice as bad... CALL ME CRAZY.....but really...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2012

    Not The Typical Girl Or Tg

    Anyone who knows me knows I was born a boy and finally got to realize my ideal life when I turned 18 and got my sex change. Before that I lived as a girl form age 12 on and since then I have had a great and wodnerful life that only someone as high on life as I am can possibly...
    mollymcbutternuts mollymcbutternuts
    22-25, T
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2012

    People HATE that they can never stereotype me.

    I go against the grain of society and how people think I should I should act. People look at my skin color and WANT to attach labels on me but they get to know me and realize I'm nothing like they probably expected. I like baseball (not basketball), rock music, I never use the N...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2015

    Cause I'm a twin and I'm part Japanese people

    are always asking am I good at maths and laughing at my Japanese side and the all think I am dumb cause I'm blond
    misaka12 misaka12
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2014

    Almost everyone who finds out

    that I'm Swedish usually don't believe me. Mostly because out of my appearance & the way I speak. I am a teenage girl who is messy-haired, brunette with blue eyes & somewhat underweight. I also don't have much of a Swedish accent anymore as I've lived in the UK for most of my...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid
    18-21, F
    Oct 15, 2014

    My thoughts and views are different from

    everyone else they are not use to it. Something that has been on my mind lately. When your child tries to hit you first when you both are arguing so many situations pop up in my head. 1. You was either talking crazy or treating your child like **** like they are nothing don't...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2014

    Yes I'm black. No I don't drink kool aid all

    day, or grape "drank". I don't eat fried chicken everyday. No I'm not bald. I have long hair but choose not to because it's very thin and uneven. I'm not loud. Only thing loud associated with me is my opinion. I'm very open minded. I don't live off welfare. My mom is a single...
    kashaleea kashaleea
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

    I like to think I'm not the typical 59 year old

    woman (scaring the hell out of 60). I listen to Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, ZZ Top....loud & long! I drink tequila, buy leather pants, wear expensive perfume, enjoy lingerie, flirt with strangers, pay my bills on time, take care of my house, cut the grass...
    deleted deleted
    18 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    Yeah I'm honestly just me.

    I don't need labels even though I was obsessed with them so long ago.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 10, 2015
    Profweird Profweird
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2014

    I'm Sorry That I'm Not Black Enough

    Recently, my best friend went around and asked people if they thought I was black. "Aren't you mixed with Hispanic?" "In ways, yes. But mostly no." "You're like the white guy who wants to be black." I don't understand. How does one define being black? I want to go scuba diving...
    BruklynM BruklynM
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 9, 2013

    I am black, and yet people tell me

    that I sound like a white girl. I do not listen to rap. I like classical, jazz, indie, and alternative music. I use to play the piano and violin. I'm originally from Texas, but I hate the heat. I love the rain, and cats. I get bored easily, but I'm fiercely loyal. My favorite...
    minisuko minisuko
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    Yeah I did drop out of school

    but that don't mean I'm gonna automatically take the illegal rout dumb people man I swear
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    Mar 17, 2015

    I know who I am, it just depends on

    who I want to be for the day. 👽👽👽
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014
    Gabster27 Gabster27
    22-25, F
    Dec 19, 2014

    A Girl’s Guide On How to Rebel Against Modern Day Asian Society

    My body is made of sepia tone painted skin, a billion thick strands of silk black blanketing the whites of my scalp, two dark marble eyes glaring through small slits at the top of my face, and stubby, compounded legs that sprout my body a little bit over four feet and ten...
    sunnykisses sunnykisses
    18-21, F
    33 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    I am me, unique in my own weird way,

    i love being me and woulen't change it for anything.
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin
    22-25, F
    Apr 13, 2015

    Try me. You just might find I cannot be defined

    :) Not by my sex, religion, sexual preference, culture, zodiac sign.. I am very much just me. Just when you think you have me figured out I will throw you a curve ball ;)
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    I am Asian (specifically HALF

    Chinese/Filipino) Yes I can see perfectly even though I have small eyes No I didn't make this accent up No we don't do arrange marriages (anymore) No I'm not a math god or some super solving genius that can give you an answer in less than a second No I am not bias with my race...
    Lostlittleone Lostlittleone
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2013

    I am in my second year of university living

    away from my parents and I have started stripping. The money is incredible and I have SO much fun. Only a few people around me know, and it's something that I don't regret. It's a great way to express my sexuality and such an ego booster!
    MistressLexus MistressLexus
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jan 20, 2014

    i am a male and my x

    and i use to do aerobics together i loved all the tights leotards and legwarmers we shared our workout clothes!!I am currently loving the ugg boot legging look! Wish i had those! My experiences out in public was only 3 or 4 times i wore tights a black leotard and black...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    I Fell In Love With a Girl.

    Hi.  I am a 31-year-old bisexual woman.  I fell in love with a woman who was my sister's girl friend.  I was a Catholic then, so I did not have any sexual experience with her.  I loved her purely and dearly.  She was my best friend. She fell in love with...
    bluemoon143 bluemoon143
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2007

    This is definitely me.

    Throughout my life, I've always been the odd man out. I'm too ghetto for the suburban kids, too suburban for the ghetto kids, too noomal for the nerds, too nerdy for the normals... the list is endless lol. Oh well, I embrace my nonconformity.
    rockfan9586 rockfan9586
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    Labels just happen. Sometimes a person will

    label themselves like "haha yeah I'm such a nerd," but to be expected to act a certain way all of the time because someone had that view of you a time or two-- and when you show another facet of your personality and people want to tell you that that's not who you are or they try...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    Out of my whole 11 years of driving,

    I never been in one accident and never had one speeding ticket. Who says Asians can't drive?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015

    I am not your stereotypical,

    anything.I dislke it when people have preconceived notions about me, just because of the way I look, think, talk or the line of work I practice.Yes, indeed, they are reflections of me, but they are not all that I am. There is a lot more of me than meets the eye. I am a product...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 10, 2014

    Happy Australia Day to my ep friends around the

    world. If you google John Williamson's song, true blue, these are th things that I grew up with and hold dear to my heart. May we never change who we truly are inside to please others. :)))
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    Why are people so scared to stand out

    and be different? I don't go against the grain for attention, I do so to prove a point- that I don't have to go along to make society comfortable. Comfortable is the place where individuality and creativity go to die.
    marladurden13 marladurden13
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    I don't fit any molds.

    ... Some days Im sexy, crazy, slutty, cute, funny, naughty, nice. .. but everyday I'm beautiful. Deal!
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    it gets annoying when people stereotype you

    because you dis agree with them. all the isms are lame . i suppose it's easier to type some smug snarky insult than to think or question first. i usually have thought and questioned what i believe.
    xkmb xkmb
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    The Rich Spoilt Little Brat

    Is my family wealthy? Yeah, we are. Do I get everything I want? About 99% of the time. Do I go overseas at least 3 times a year? Yes. Do I get the latest technology? Yes. Do I wear designer clothes? Sometimes, but not often. Does my dad give me his credit card to buy things...
    ashlaay21 ashlaay21
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Nov 16, 2013
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