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I Do Not Like Being Labeled

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    I don't want to label myself anymore.

    I've always been a heterosexual woman. Now I'm not. I don't want to label myself lesbian. I don't want to label myself Bi. Bi would be the closest label. But I don't want that either. Think I will just "be" for now.
    theSusanQ theSusanQ 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Cruel Friends

    I don't like being labeled a **** by a so called 'friend' after she reminded me of how this guy, in 1974 or 75 took advantage of me at a party.  She dumped this 'information' on me in Sept. 2001.
    geewhizeyes geewhizeyes 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2008

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    Identity

    It never was very clear to me who I really am. Therefore, I don't like others to identify me. Over the past decades I have lived multiple lives and still I cannot say which one is the ultimate me. Maybe I'm the amalgam of all these personae, who like actors played the different...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Jul 1, 2010

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    Labels Are Deceiving

    I've been blogging in various locations on the net for 8 years now. I used to enjoy blogging about politics, but ran into a serious wall, when the labeling began. I was never registered to vote. I had a previous employer try to force me to register and to vote as they wanted...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    If I Must...

    Well, I am a gothic bisexual catholic new age buddhist magickal changeable- haired little girl submissive alien..NOW THAT I GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    I Really Do

    People who label others or categorize them are the ones I dislike the most whether its by age, sexual preference, race, location, appearance, language, mannerism, and so on.I firmly believe in the ability to change even after a big mistake as long as you  take time to correct it...
    Minji1690 Minji1690 22-25, F Feb 7, 2012

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    Call Me...

    Call me a ****, Call me a *****, Call me a fu-ck up, Call me a drug head, Call me worthless, Call me a low life, Call me scum, Call me a fraud, Call me a quitter, Call me a loser, Call me ugly, Call me heartless, Call me self centered, Call me two faced, Call me a...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    Im Not Emo

    People at school call me emo cause i wear black and listen to scream but im not emo people dont know emo is a music category and they bully me saying go cut yourself emo and stuff and i hate being labeled emo I really hate it
    briebrie2 briebrie2 13-15, F Dec 3, 2012

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    And Why Should I?

    No single label can do justice to the individual that I am. The problem with a label is that they assume if x is true, then y must also be true - but it is not.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Aug 11, 2009

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    Have Had Many Applied

    I have been labelled since the moment of my conception. I was a 'mistake' and then I came into a society that strives on labels as identification and in order to ensure security in troubled times. I then aided people to add labels to that as I started attending a Church and a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    You Can *try* to Label Me...

    ...But I guarantee you that you'd be wrong. So, why not get to know me instead?
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F Aug 9, 2008

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    Labels Make Others Happy

    I hate being labelled, and feel quite secure without one thankyou very much! So what does it say about the people around me ,who insist on slotting me into a 'neat little box they prepared earlier' ? It has a slight hint of control, a sense they simply must...
    Laceylocks Laceylocks 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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    ShadowofanAnglophile ShadowofanAnglophile 36-40, F May 4

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    I'd Like to Be Recognized As Myself.

    I always avoid labeling others, because I don't believe people were meant to be packed into neat little collectives that act and think the same way. That's just not true. I've had a number of labels applied to me, and I can't stand it. They make me feel like others are...
    DysfunctionalMuse DysfunctionalMuse 18-21, M Aug 15, 2009

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    I Was Labeled By A Judge Beyond Control And Incourageable

    I didnt go home after school because a pervert was following me in his car. I ran to my friends house instead. My mother told me to come home, but I waited for my friends brother to come home from work, so they could walk me home. When I finally got home, no one was home. I heard...
    gypsygirly gypsygirly 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    we all dont. But this is life.

    Whatever or whoever you are , be proud of it.
    urghwhut urghwhut 16-17, F May 3

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    I Do Not Come With a Tag!!!

    I do not like being labeled! I HATE IT!!! People assume that just because I'm skinny I have an easy time finding clothes! Not!!!!  They also assume that since I eat alot and don't gain weight I must have an eating disorder! Definately NOT!!! It also irks me that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Hey...Earth To Haters, I'M Not A Plush Toy

    Trolls have given me many labels over the past few months including fur-f--g, *********, manchild, asspie, and many other insulting names. Which I feel are unjustly gained. Just because I like kids shows does not make me a *********, nor does acting childish on occassion...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 23, 2013

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    Who The Hell Does?

    Labels are disgusting and I dont like them, in fact who does? It annoys me, angers me, and sometimes even hurts me. Its weird actually...how I try to express myself through clothing and get stared at because of that. But if you think about it, we shouldnt worry about other...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2010

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    You Can call Me Crazy...

    thats ok..if its in a joking way..but if not, it will hurt me..you can call me gothic, true dat but I cant be labeled politically or spiritually
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    I Am Looking For A Female Do Not Like Being Labeled For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . I am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in Tampa Bay, Florida. If you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    Do Not Label Me.

    I hate being labeled. Period. I hate that people can never talk to me and then assume that I'm some way. For example, some guy came into PetSmart yelling about how we don't have a certain kind of cat food. I tried to explain to him that it's a popular brand and sells out a lot...
    LittleMissChatterbox LittleMissChatterbox 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2007

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    This is kind of pointless ,

    bizarre maybe even a little funny but I'm tired of being labeled as a Mexican lol. Nothing wrong with them, one love , I love them lot of my friends are Mexicans ... But why must people assume that every single Spanish speaking person is Mexican. I'm Venezuelan yes that's a...
    Ale93 Ale93 22-25, M 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    It Is Too Limiting!

    I guess I've always hated making a choice when it comes to filling out questionnaires etc., because I know that it closes doors in others' minds. It's just human nature, I do it to.  YOu think, oh he likes NPR, so he probably doesn't read People magazine etc.  Your mind...
    smallthings smallthings 41-45 Sep 30, 2008

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    Label

    I don't like labels I does not bother me if your gay stright White black disabled the label that I hate is disabled I still do alot of things I did when I could walk I just learned to do them differently from you I fight with my brothers I get drunk I chat to people on ep I...
    TheDevilsOwn TheDevilsOwn 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    I Have This Habit When I'm On Here...

    I add different experience groups to my EP profile on occasion. However, I've been noticing something: after an amount of time being associated with that particular "I" statement, that label, I drop it. I think the most I had on here was in the 30s...
    nonplussednonsense nonplussednonsense 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    If I Must...

    Well, I am a gothic bisexual catholic new age buddhist magickal changeable- haired little girl submissive alien..NOW THAT I GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8, 2009

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    Don't Like It, But I Will Be Labeled

    People like to think that they know me. Some labels I really don't mind...you can say that I'm Dragon, you can say that I'm a male or a nudist (heck, I even use some of these labels to describe myself). The problem is that some people want to compartmentalize my entire being into...
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M Oct 10, 2009

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    It's strange, but I really don't like people. Save for a few amazing people in my life, everyone else just gets on my nerves. I actually have to interact and make an effort to...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 18-21, M May 14

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    I've put on quite a bit of weight (from 245 lbs 2 years ago to 265 lbs today). What can I say, besides I just don't care. I like being fat, I like how it feels.... So I just eat...
    IrishPA IrishPA 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I like my space and I am very careful not to brush against anyone in a crowd. I don't particularly like being hugged by anybody either.
    idunnoeven idunnoeven 22-25, F 1 Response May 12

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    Just what the ******* ****. How does ignoring someone who loves you and cares about you possibly create something good!? Like what the ****!? There's this girl I like (well used to...
    Mrmanaphy Mrmanaphy 18-21 5 days ago

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    I don't like being skinny I'm slim looking I can't gain weight neither :( I'm one of them blessed people
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I like being alone. It lets you gather your thoughts, think about life, study certain topics, and best of all, you don't have to deal with peoples annoying bullsh*t.
    powershark powershark 13-15, M May 9

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    We are all being mindfucked, one way or another...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    So I typed in "feeling lost in my 20's" on google and this app popped up. Basically, I do love being sociable and having a good Chin wag but working in London with weird hours...
    NurseR1265 NurseR1265 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1

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    There is nothing more freeing than sailing along away from everything. This is no time to wear a restrictive swimming suit. This is the time to wear your birthday suit (naked as I...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 11 Responses May 9

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    I don't mind being alone, but I hate the feeling of not having any one... I guess I'm used to it. So many years of being excluded in my class.
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Being single is being at peace, being in a relationship always comes with fights and worries, just relax and lay back, enjoy the single life with a nice cool drink in your hand.
    hazlewood hazlewood 16-17, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I can't stand being touched even by my husband. On good days its mildly ok. I don't like hugs or kissing. We go for weeks without sex. I like sex when I want it but I just don't...
    xxwhileshecriesxx xxwhileshecriesxx 26-30, F 3 Responses May 8

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