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I Do Not Like Being Labeled

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 340 People

    Labels Belong On Clothes, Not People

    Why do we label people anyway? Whats the point? I say, so what if someone is Gay, coloured, suicidal, hyper, depressive. They are still people on the inside, no matter how different they appear on the outside. Labels are just like reassurance for people who don't have the balls...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F Sep 27, 2011

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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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    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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response May 1

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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 3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 *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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    We battle it everyday some corporation or person trying to pin a label on us. Or we do it to ourselves. I absolutely hate it with a passion. Don't ever let someone pin a label on...
    brfic brfic 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I like being dominated by woman. Being tied down and used. But I also get turned on by dominating men and making them do what ever I want. Humiliating them in every way.
    lilfreakbitch lilfreakbitch 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 8

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    My parents recently just asked me a pretty good question.....why I always drink so much and take so many damn pills. I said the first thing that came to my head, "Because I hate...
    SonofSomebody SonofSomebody 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    Cause it doesn't feel right to me to be told that it makes me feel uncomfortable i don't like being called unattractive either but i just like to be average
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Of course there are times that I do, though I don't like being lonely.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 1

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    I can't believe I hated myself and believed that there was something wrong with me because I am not attracted to women sexually. I tried to think they were ok but I know what I...
    Czexican Czexican 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    I like being young and single. a relationship is not on my list right now. I know I've got time and I'm using it. :/
    KazeDream KazeDream 18-21, F Oct 7

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    It's not often I get to enjoy it, but here are some sections around my hometown with lots of woods, rocks, rivers and everything nature intended. There are lots of areas that are...
    mcsac223 mcsac223 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I like being a girl so that no one expects me to be good in a Brawl tournament. Then I kick everyone's butt and win glory for my team! >:D
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You can't judge me off my looks or how I talk because you don't know me. I think EP is amazing because I can express my feelings and tell my stories knowing that it only stays on...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's frustrating for me because I don't like being touched. At work I have to deal with coworkers bumping into me and standing too close. I just want to wear a big sign that says...
    Dreamerwrite Dreamerwrite 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Would any girl like to treat me like a dog, put me on leash, play fetch with me?
    bonkocurin bonkocurin 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Because teenagers are all obviously drugged-up, sex-crazy maniacs who do nothing other than smoke and cause havoc in their spare time. What a load of rubbish! I hate being...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Sep 24

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    When I was a little girl, like most of my friends I loved every little thing about being female, petticoats, dresses, my first bra (OMG), dressing up, shoes, makeup. My mother...
    slipgirl274 slipgirl274 61-65, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm an 18 year old girl away at college for my freshman year. This may sound weird, and I know I should be careful but I want to walk around naked outside at night like I got to...
    babysister96 babysister96 18-21, F 28 Responses Sep 28

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    OH. MY. GOSH. Being fat is the best thing ever!!! (reason why is in another post). The #1 reason why I love fat so much is because it is so much fun to play with!! You can poke it...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M Sep 26

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    another day another straight out lie its like if ur not cheating then dont hide it if its not that big of a deal dont hide it !!! its like wtf so if u dont talk to ur old friends...
    figmentoftheirimagination figmentoftheirimagination 26-30, F Sep 29

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    It wasn't quite in the woods-more like park. Today I took a stroll in a park in the afternoon, naked of course. There were a few people in there but no one seemed to object me...
    SageMaster SageMaster 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    This is just one of those things that I can't explain I don't know why but being up against the wall whilst being kissed is so amazing it gives you such a thrill. Grrr I don't know...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I sometimes break forum rules to get blocked out of it. I used to enjoy sitting in the corner, or being grounded, so I equally enjoy being blocked out of social networking sites. I...
    waterfoxer waterfoxer 16-17, M Oct 5

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    I am proud of myself! Being gay doesn't define what are you, because for me being gay defines who are you! Hello there hope to have some friends here! Feel free to message me...
    DEACTIVATEDACCNT DEACTIVATEDACCNT 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    Im a humiliation pig love being laughed at and called mean things brutal verbal abuse not into pain i love being sold cheap and cheated on used as a dumpster
    Misspiggy1234 Misspiggy1234 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I need my time alone. No distractions, obligations or things to deal with. I do not enjoy the Idea of being always alone though. I miss having someone to care about me,do things...
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 1 Response Oct 9

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    I love being called a good girl. nothing makes me happier than being called good girl.
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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