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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

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    Gabster27 Gabster27 18-21, F Dec 19, 2014

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    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 16-17, F Dec 18, 2014

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    I am all about individuality

    and being yourself. I am proud of my differences.
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Hey! Don’t confuse me with the facts.

    Most women seem to have a problem with a certain little four letter word. They take it personally. Almost like a personal word nemesis. Makes them feel old, boring and hag (or *****)-like. Ever been called ma’am? What did you think of it? Ive heard more women than I can...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 29

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    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 51-55 1 Response Jul 15

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    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

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    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...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 1 Response May 10, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    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...
    NoBullsht NoBullsht 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    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 7 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    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

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    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 27 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    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

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    Me? Ha.Ha. No way! I got lucky.

    Two of my friends got worst than me. They have left. Sorry to see them go. At least I had convinced one to stay for now. I am hoping the second will come back.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Yeah I'm honestly just me.

    I don't need labels even though I was obsessed with them so long ago.
    sirianstarsoul sirianstarsoul 16-17, M Jul 10

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    I know who I am, it just depends on

    who I want to be for the day. 👽👽👽
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Some people don't know what stereotypes are.

    We'll I'll tell you "Blonde" "White girl/boy" "Black girl/boy" "Ginger" "Emo" "Goth" "Prep" "Jock" Etc I hate being stereotyped. A lot of people do. Just because some one is blonde it does not mean they are stupid.Just because someone is white doesn't mean they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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    The thing is, stereotypes stem from ignorance,

    and a lack of understanding. If you don't know someone, and yet label them based on some preconceived notion of the person you think they are, i guarantee your judgement will be wrong more times than it will ever be right. Humans are a lot more complex than people realise. We...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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

    and watched a show again.OMG stupid.!?
    Skyrulez Skyrulez 36-40 1 Response Jul 24

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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    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 7 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    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 26-30 7 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    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 ;)
    FantasticWreck FantasticWreck 31-35, F 3 Responses May 13

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Jan 25

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15, 2014

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    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 16 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I am me, unique in my own weird way,

    i love being me and woulen't change it for anything.
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F Apr 13

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    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...
    stepgirl stepgirl 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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    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 4 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    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 4 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    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 31-35, F 13 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    People are quick to label me.

    Go on, I dare you, I double dare you. Chances are your label will be wrong, or at best, fragmented. I do things my way, I like what I like. Your label does not define me as a person.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 10

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    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!!!
    stepgirl stepgirl 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 9

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    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 16-17, F Dec 18, 2014

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    "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 26-30 13 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    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
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M Mar 17

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    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    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?
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 19