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I Am Not Your Stereotypical Anything

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    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...
    JARSMS JARSMS 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 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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    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

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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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    I'm strong, yet gentle.

    Bold, yet possess a introverted, contemplative side. Funny and mischievous yet capable of being serious and quite frank. Completely loyal but once betrayed, the trust wanes. My love is real, intense, true. I'm one of the kindest gentlest souls around until you mess with the ones...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 10, 2015

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    HELPTAKENhelpused HELPTAKENhelpused 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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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?
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2015

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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 6 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    I hate it when someone

    who barely knows me thinks they know me because of just a few conversations. I am not all one thing or the other. There is more to me than people think or know. I am a deep thinker but most people don't want to hear what deep thinkers contemplate. It is far to serious for...
    omgomg123 omgomg123 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M Jun 19, 2015

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2015

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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!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 4, 2015

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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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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 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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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    I don't fit any molds.

    ... Some days Im sexy, crazy, slutty, cute, funny, naughty, nice. .. but everyday I'm beautiful. Deal!
    angel10111 angel10111 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    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...
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 21 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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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    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 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 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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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

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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, 2015

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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 22-25, F 4 Responses May 15, 2014

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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 18-21, F Dec 18, 2014

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    Hate when people try to categorize me.

    I am who I am and fuckk you.:)
    YupThatsMee YupThatsMee 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 31, 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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    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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    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 56-60 1 Response Jul 15, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 18-21, F Dec 18, 2014

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    I've been told before that

    because I'm black. I'm supposed to listen to rap...I just sat there for a moment speechless.
    TheAnimeGamer TheAnimeGamer 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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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.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Jul 10, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30 3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

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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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