I Hate Labels

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 561 People

    I wouldn't say I seriously hate labels.

    I just hate how people automatically put labels on themselves. Like, a girl may find another girl attractive and instantly call themselves lesbian. Or how someone may see two guys together and instantly call them gay. It just bugs me so much. It took me 14 years to actually...
    HolidaySpice HolidaySpice
    16-17, F
    Apr 15, 2014

    I Do

    They tell you everything except for what you need to know. I looked at the painkiller pack i had and it said everything except how long they took to work, and I mean everything; how many ml of water and at what degree you should drink after taking the pill(s) on top of the...
    StephanieManoso StephanieManoso
    31-35, F
    Dec 6, 2011

    Nothing Should Be Labeled

    Labeling: (from dictionary.com) a short word or phrase descriptive of a person, group, intellectual movement, etc. But really, why the crap do we have them? Nothing should be labeled, well, except for cans of soup, because how could you tell if it was beef broccoli or cream of...
    pezhead pezhead
    16-17
    1 Response Jul 9, 2008

    I am sick of the world controlling my sexuality.

    I am scared to get into a relationship with a man. I haven't been in a boyfriend girlfriend relationship since middle school. I'm scared to fall in love with a man. But I'm done labeling myself as a lesbian. I tried so hard to fit into a label. I called myself gay because I...
    Scal92 Scal92
    22-25, F
    Feb 6, 2014

    Judge Not/label Not

    I feel that labeling people is no different from judging them. First of all, there's no such thing as normal people. How can there be a norm when we are all created differently, yet equal? Labels create impressions in a persons mind that usually generalizes a multitude of people...
    Jenisa Jenisa
    51-55, T
    Oct 2, 2012

    Sure, some labels are perfectly fair

    and accurate, but humans aren't bound by them. We're complicated and many of those labels easily have contradicting elements.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2015

    Labels ,shmabels...

    I understand why we give labels.So things are identifiable when things are identified ,it doesn't necessarily mean that their contents are entirely known.For example Baked Beans Can may inform you of its content yes Baked Beans.But their flavoring may completely different from...
    PhoenixFortune PhoenixFortune
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

    i hate people who label people

    and judge them too fast . like by a sexual profile . come on we are all here on this earth bcos our parents had sex . first judge and put a label on your mother or father
    tiarababy tiarababy
    26-30, F
    Sep 3, 2014

    Why Love Them?

    Aha, it is true, like most people...I hate labels on others and myself. I especially hate it when people stereotype themselves to a particular thing,... I think you know what I getting at here. 'Hippy' 'Emo' 'Goth' 'Nerd' All of these words are just things you are trying to be...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 2, 2013

    Yea Bc I Totally Worship Satan C;

    Lol some chick asked me if I was goth bc I happened to be wearing all black that day and so she's really preppy and annoying and I'm more of the whole "scene/rocker" chick anyway I could have answered with a simple "no" or "not really" or even "no why the **** are you asking you...
    PeacefulSins PeacefulSins
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2013

    I Hate The Labels That Fit Me

    There are labels that define me that are true, but I really despise them. They are ones like; Co dependent, enabler, rescuer, etc. I've always felt that labeling people was not right. People, especially children could believe labels which could stunt their growth. I feel like...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi
    46-50, F
    Apr 27, 2012

    I decided to post this

    because of some very annoying person correcting me saying such and such wasn't such and such its actually such and such. I hate labels, they overcomplicate things and separate people, I'm not an emo because of my music taste and mental disorders in just a person who likes mcr...
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn
    13-15, M
    Aug 22, 2015

    Some labels are good,

    but some labels are bad. I happen to like the positive labels I am given. The negative labels in life are emotionally dangerous and can be deadly too. I also notice the medical world is trying to lump every human being in one label or another whether it is some mental...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Dec 6, 2013
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels
    41-45, M
    Sep 23, 2014

    Some people like to get real specific on their

    sexuality when People ask, like "oh I'm pan sexual," "oh I'm demi sexual" like call me gay and that's cool, I don't like getting into it and I don't like specific labels. It's confusing for people and I hate explaining every time. Maybe I'm crazy, but.
    everythursday everythursday
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    I am labeled constantly,

    as is everyone else in society. Emo. Fat. Gay. Lesbian. So many more useless words that don't describe anyone. Labels are simply the creation of people who are afraid of the unknown
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 21

    When It Comes to Sexuality

    I know I might be slightly biased since I date members of both sexes, but recently the issue has been bugging me. I mean, if you have a great connection ith someone, and you have sexual/physical and mental chemistry, why should anatomy matter? I have this friend and we have this...
    XxSperanzaXx XxSperanzaXx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2009

    Dont Label Me And Expect Me To Conform To That Label

    People seem  to want to put labels on others, and then expect them to conform to that label.  People want to place labels others based on ethnicity, race, religion, political offiliation, gender, age, age group, school, neighborhood, family, job, major, social class, city...
    ratburn ratburn
    18-21
    Nov 28, 2011

    Don't Label Me...

    Do NOT label me because I guarantee you I won't fit that mold for long.  I am constantly re-inventing myself so who I am today may not be who I am tomorrow. So don't label me cute because I may want to be cute today but then sexy tomorrow. Don't label me intelligent...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 14, 2008

    Labels=horrible

     i've never liked labels, all they do is separate people into cliche groups and gives people the excuse to make fun of others because they are different :(
    Lacilove Lacilove
    18-21, F
    Sep 28, 2008

    Do I Ever

    When i was in high school  it was horrible which im sure it still is ... but where im from Status is everything ..If your on the football team and your grades really suck it doesnt matter...  your still on the football team ...   in my school  we had the...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2007

    Pride & Prejudice

    Labels are limitations. I don't know why some people out there are so desperate to place labels on others. I love this quote from Pride and Prejudice. It's what Elizabeth says when Miss Bingley tried to label her. "I deserve neither such praise nor such...
    youcantstopthebeat youcantstopthebeat
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 4, 2009

    Finding My Label

    For a few years now I have been struggling with my sexuality. Am I lesbian, bi, asexual, straight???? I don't understand why we have to give ourselves a label saying, "I'm only going to love someone with this anatomy". Who says that the person I'm going to fall in love...
    maladicta maladicta
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2009

    I Don't Hate Anything, But I Don't Like Labels

    Personally, I don't like labels. Labeling others is a method of declaring our own self-righteousness. By calling someone dumb what we're really doing is insinuating that we're not dumb. It's a way of blaming other people for our own feelings of inadequacy. But what we could do...
    ablessingid ablessingid
    22-25, M
    May 20, 2009

    Labels Suck.

    I'm in eighth grade and this is when the labeling gets really ******* bad. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is based on your looks and clothes.  So, do you wear expensive clothes, and like stores like Hollister and Abercrombie? Do you looove girly things like shoes and...
    PARAMOREfanxXx PARAMOREfanxXx
    16-17
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2008

    I Hate Labels Because None ...

    I hate labels because none apply to me. Yet  the world insists on giving them.
    Treelife Treelife
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2008

    I though I was bi, then pan,

    and you know what? I just said "**** it, I'm not gonna have a label!
    cyraalana2000 cyraalana2000
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    I'm not going to change to fit the mold you

    have presented me. You have no right to tell me who I'm going to be. I'll tell you who I am, not the other way around.
    kaaayy9955 kaaayy9955
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2015

    They think I'm les or bi?

    Nah. It's too complex to explain, and sine nobody can tell me what I am, I will give my "ytilauxes" a name. Vary-A. It is also called Vary-Ai. Definition: one who has varying "lauxes" thoughts, but doesn't actually have "lauxxes" thoughts about people. They are almosr asexual...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 10, 2015

    Labels are nice to a point.

    Overuse of such labels can be ugly however. I am considered female. The gendered labels when you think of them are powerful. Male. Female. If the human being has a "spigot" down there, the being is called a male. If the being does not have said "spigot", then that being is said...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Dec 30, 2013

    Has anyone noticed how

    so many crave to label themselves in their pursuit of self-knowledge? Introvert, Extrovert, Depressed, Bipolar, Narcissist, Popular, or Loner are just some that have popped out for me while reading certain blogs (especially if you've ever been on Tumblr) Labels upon labels of...
    oculusviridis oculusviridis
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    Not Big On Labels.

    When it comes to people it strikes me as being to easy and kinda lazy.
    VynRt VynRt
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2008

    American is also a label.

    Human is also a label. There are plenty of labels out there, positive and negative. The thing to do is find a way to own the label instead of letting the label own you. You have to find a way to make the label work for you if it's positive and do something to break its...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Oct 6, 2014

    Yet you're on a website dedicated to labeling

    yourself. Anyone who belongs to this group should also be in the 'I am a hypocrite' group.
    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    Labels

    I really have been trying to remove labels in my life, especially in the terms of spirituality. This can be hard to do while writing down your thoughts, since language uses labels in an immense way. I will never be able to erase them completely. One question that I have is, why...
    Safriel Safriel
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

    She's What?! Black!

    I hate labels. I remember years ago I was at a huge party hosted at a hotel.  A gentleman who I had known for a very long time (over the phone) was at this huge party.  He knew that I am married.  We all were wearing name tags with our name, the company name and special...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords
    56-60, M
    11 Responses Dec 10, 2011

    So I was perfect last year.

    I was the common popular person. I hate it! Let's not dwell on that...Now everyone thinks they know me. They don't. So, I changed. I broke out of my shell, wild and crazy and different and everything in-between. But yet no one gets it. Nobody caught on. Now they label me...
    mailanimc mailanimc
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    We're all independent,

    idiosyncratic beings; we're not cans of tinned food. So why the vapid, judgemental labels? The sooner people realise we're not classifiable like food items on a shelf, the better. It's pathetic and infantile.
    saltrosed saltrosed
    16-17, F
    Oct 12, 2014

    Especially When They Stick ...

    Especially when they stick together and you can't get them apart.
    Taphy Taphy
    41-45, F
    Jul 21, 2008

    I was on a dating-like site not long ago.

    I seemed to get a lot of guys who were looking for a "friend" and liked me because I looked like a "bad girl". I have short pink hair and a lip piercing and I do like to wear more rock-style makeup, and I love the way I look. It's just me being me. But I feel like I'm judged...
    Catherdra Catherdra
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    Why Bother??

    I don't bother labeling people according to what they are or the circumstancesof their lives...I'm much more intersested in their character. That being said, it would be nice if the same courtesy were reciprocated. :)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2008

    I Hate Being Labeled

    Why do people feel the need to put everyone into little sub groups? I don't understand it, we are all just people. Sure, some of us are more different than others, but we are all different. Labels are just a stupid way of classifying people, even if they do not fit their direct...
    xWynterxBreakdownx xWynterxBreakdownx
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2011

    We're So Much More

    People, individuals are so much more than labels. But it seems we can't ever escape them. Someone is alway throwing them about and they stick. I'm more than a label. I'm definetly not liking some thrown my way, but I consider the source. Still some hurt. I wish the only...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2008

    You Don't Talk Black, You Must Be An Oreo.

    Wow. So I'm an Oreo because I know how to speak proper English? I was laughed at my Freshmen year of high school when we were discussing stereotypes. I mentioned labels such as one being an Oreo. A couple of Caucasian boys laughed and said, "Like you!?" Even my own family from...
    JasmineLove45 JasmineLove45
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2013
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