I Hate Being Stereotyped

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 455 People

    Trapped In An Impression

    This particular impression is the one where you are "making a new aquaintance",and at some point early on find yourself not being your normal self.Not because you are wanting to hide who you are,but because you find the other person knocks you off your stride.This is totally...
    pedrohedgerow pedrohedgerow
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2011

    I'm part Russian and people always assume

    that my parents are alcoholics. My parents drink (at maximum) once a month. I'm also Polish, and a stereotype is that all of them smoke nicotine. No one in my family has even tried smoking - so if you are one of these stereotypic people, please stop.
    MoonBeam13 MoonBeam13
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2014

    Yeah, Im a stoner. I have no problem telling

    people that I am, but I hate being sterotyped against. Just because I smoke doesnt mean I dont have a job. I intern for a world renowned psychologist while working at a marijuana dispensary downtown in this small town. Im also working on my Masters degree in the subject. I...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    There are plenty of stereotypes we all get in

    existence. Some are okay and some are not okay. I will list what I have had to live with. I am a human being but I am not part of the circle of life in the animal kingdom. I am a female because I don't have "outdoor plumbing". I have to wear dresses and skirts because I am a...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    Classic Asian Stereotypes

    Ways I've been stereotyped, including examples and explanations as to how I don't fit them. - submissive.  I'm not, at all. I have been asked to be somebody's "China Doll" before by some guy waiting in line to get into a club. - good at math and science.  ...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2009

    As a mixed race guy with tattoos I am indeed,

    respectful to all people, caring, intelligent, kind. My look is simply my own expression of my indivuality. Not your clues to who I am.
    bull815 bull815
    36-40, M
    Jul 23, 2014

    I'm an idiot for sometimes having a redneck

    accent, but I built a computer. I'm gay because most of my friends are women, but I have a girlfriend. I'm a self absorbed ***, yet I pay for many things for my girlfriend, and am going broke keeping an innocent man out of jail without getting anything in return. someone tell me...
    mrweerd mrweerd
    26-30, M
    Feb 8, 2015

    Psychologist Are Stereotyping People Are Bad If They Are Not Socializing

    This One Really Gets Me, from the Media ...Especially when we all have to hear about all the psychopaths that did their shooting spree's."This Person was a Longer!", "Never Comes Out Of His Place and Was Withdrawn", "Never comes out to be Noticed"Doesn't Mean Everyone Like This...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2012

    Yes, I was birthed in Germany.

    No, I am not a Nazi.
    Blizzardpaw Blizzardpaw
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2014

    People always assume I'm racist just

    because I'm mostly white by blood. :(
    fabteen68 fabteen68
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    The Media Is A Hate Spawning Monster

    Have you noticed how the newspapers especially take the lead in campaigns against who is to be vilified next?Cases are hand picked to show the worst instance of a particular group or class of people,the brush tars everyone in that group as being carbon copies of each other,a...
    pedrohedgerow pedrohedgerow
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2011

    I really don't like it

    when young people on here don't respond to things I may say or my experiences, choosing to stereotype myself by age. I have been through all their years and more. Are they just self consumed, full of their own self importance? Some people here are very articulate and intelligent...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2015

    as much as i hate being stereotyped i hate all

    stereotypes in general. quit putting people in categories that they dont belong in. there are not categories, everyone is just who they are, blondes arent stupid, redheads arent ******* and men arent stupid. geeks are beautiful and heavy girls arent hiding in a closet eating all...
    confused623 confused623
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    People Think Im Trying to Be B...

    people think im trying to be better then I really am.  i mean just because I want to lead a healthy lifestyle and I want my family to do it to...they think its easier for me because i have always been skinny...thats not the case but im just want my family to care as much as...
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2007

    Loathe It

    I am judged all the time because I'm a guy. it drives me insane. for a long time I thought I was going to redefine the standard for guys if it killed me. the problem is I am only one and there's a reason there is a stereotype, so for now I'll just prove that they are wrong about...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    You Do Not Know Who I Am.

    I have noticed that especially in recent years its become the vogue to be judgemental of others,even more so if you take drugs regularly,as I do.Believe me when I say I have been lied about,lied to,deceived,slandered,cheated and treated like a low life all on the strength of this...
    pedrohedgerow pedrohedgerow
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2011

    Asian Stereotypes.

    I HATE when people offensively stereotype Asians. Today in class our question for bellwork was: what's the population of China today? And of course EVERYONE literally shouted at me: HEY! WHAT'S THE POPULATION OF CHINA?! YOU LIVE THERE RIGHT?! CHING-CHANG?! I also HATE when people...
    IAmNotHerezz IAmNotHerezz
    1 Response Mar 19, 2012

    More Than You Can See Who am I?

    Well for starters my name is Raihan Aliyevenko. Just by my name you can probably guess there's some culture mixing going on. You're correct. I am Black American from my mother&Ruska Roma or Russian Gypsy from my father. Now that you know my racial background you're likely...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag
    22-25, M
    Dec 14, 2013

    Why the heck someone is asking my ethnicity

    if I say "HI" and adding the words, "I am just curious". I mean its totally okay to ask after a little conversation but not just starting from it. LOL crazy....
    rathy rathy
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    It's really annoying

    when I get stereotyped because of my race and where I'm from. If I can't judge you, you can't judge me either. So what you're from a better place or a better race..? It doesn't make you any special if you're too dumb to be judgemental. I dress up well to feel better about myself...
    fthefurious fthefurious
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    From reading the posts here,

    I guess everyone has to deal with narrow-minded prejudiced people. And that is a really miserable way to deal with people. But I think mental laziness is part of the problem. People want to remain ignorant and bother to get to know about other people who might look, behave or...
    JustaTouch JustaTouch
    56-60, M
    Jan 9, 2014

    Ugh, Grow Up.

    Stereotyping is high school. Cliques. It's not even cool. I classify myself usually in one word: Artist. I don't think i have to put myself into a category so you wont have to talk with me to know who i am. "Artist" is a wide-spread kind of term. If someone's an artist...
    candiipup candiipup
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2008

    Stereotyping Is For People Who...

    Stereotyping is for people who refuse to be friends with everybody... IF you can't be firends with everybody then don't label them... I don't understand why people need to act so stuck up... but I guess because I don't act like that then I don't really need to know...
    GTMarie GTMarie
    18-21, F
    Oct 10, 2007

    Yes. I'm autistic but i'm NOT a manchild

    or adult baby, i'm not as bad as certain ex-lulcows. I'm perfectly sane in real life and do not ever have 'tantrums' or violent fits. I'm a reasonable person, it's just that most people don't realize that.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Mar 17, 2014

    Just because something has been given a certain

    coat of color doesn't mean that thing is any less real or capable than the next thing with a different coat of color. In this case, I mean skin color, hair color, fashion wrapping, body art, etc.
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    It Drives Me Crazy, Actually, ...

    It drives me crazy, actually, to have anyone believe something about me that is not true, and I just don't fit into many of the stereotypes that people like to apply to people.  I've had to learn to laugh at the ideas people have about me rather than become upset by them...
    Mandragora Mandragora
    46-50, F
    Oct 10, 2007


      I really find it rude when people stereotypes me cause I am Asian (Korean) BEFORE they get to know me.    Math;  I hate math. I hated math since I was young. I was NEVER good with numbers. I find it annoying when my...
    AdviceFromLizzie AdviceFromLizzie
    22-25, F
    8 Responses May 20, 2009

    Stereotypes Suck. ...

    Stereotypes suck. However, they are a real time saver. j/k :)
    jjcmich jjcmich
    36-40, M
    Oct 10, 2007

    It Really Hurts Socially

    When I tell my peers what school I go to (I'm still in High School albeit I am 18), they totally change their attitude about me. I know where I am from a lot of people have prejudices about my city mostly people who have never been here.  That right there is judgmental.  I...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    Nov 4, 2012

    I hate being judged and stereotyped by others.

    Yes, I am educated and I am a minority. I have a Masters degree and I am a teacher. Why is that so surprising? Yes, I have Caucasian students and I know how to teach. I do not do drugs, never have and never will. I'm not loud. I do not fight. I do not wear insane amounts of...
    Februarychic Februarychic
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 26, 2014

    I'm Not Barbie!

    I'm typing this due to my extreme annoyance right now. I had a very immature EP user ask me tonight if I lived on Barbie Land. They asked me this because a question was posted regarding to having FWB's while married. After asking if I lived on "Barbie Land", I asked if that was...
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Oct 27, 2013

    Not all Hispanics are Mexican.

    Such such such an insult.
    notsofab notsofab
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    I used to be called a ditzy blonde

    when I used to frequent chat rooms in certain sites. I am not educated in romantic or sexual topics and experiences. To this day too. I am considered ditzy cause of how I react to things too. It always made me upset in favor of blondes who are smart. To me, hair color is not...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Mar 30, 2015

    I Am Not a Bad Mother

    i'm sick of being sterotyped as a bad parent just because i dont agree with wanting the perfect little house with a white picket fence and the 9 to 5 job with my husband home everynight. thats not me, not by a long shot. for one, i love my husbands job. sure, hes not...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Sep 16, 2007

    Hello! this may be counted

    as spam, and I promise I don't mean to be annoying but I made a Facebook page about trying to help people understand that stereotypes are fake and need to stop. I have some cool facts on there about mental illnesses that the stereotypes don't mention. Did you know that OCD is...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD
    18-21, F
    Feb 17, 2015
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