And It Happens A Lot

I'm not good with numbers, so shopping can be really hard for me.  Also, when I get overwhelmed, I scramble my words. 

Those two things together can lead to a very negative impression of me.  I can see the judgement in their eyes, hear it in their voices.  I'm judged as stupid, and therefore inferior.

It's an awful feeling.
Plaid Plaid
31-35, F
2 Responses May 17, 2012

People often label me as dumb. I get labeled nice as but slow. Inside I know it's not true, just that I process information differently and that social anxiety hinders me. I understand the look you're talking about. Well, looks. One is oh-you're-so-cute-but-stupid and the other is like hey-you're-stupid-and-I don't-respect-you.

I know what you mean. I'm not good with vocabulary words and when I tell the person what does it mean? They give me the obvious reaction look like your dumb. I have learning disability so I'm very quite sensitive being labeled dumb or stupid. It gets me really upset and sad that I try not to show how sensitive I am.

Exactly. My learning disability is a huge soft spot for me, and I hate it when something calls attention to it.