View Poll Results: Does anyone feel as if they were, or are, stereotyped?

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  • I feel as if I were stereotyped before.

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  • I don't recall being stereotyped.

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  1. #31

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy
    The next time the lady came in, she requested me. After we got to know each other it turned out she was pretty damn cool and had led quite an interesting life. She discovered that even though I was punked out, I was actually quite tame in my personal life and fairly moderate in my politics. I was her stylist for a number of years, until she passed away.
    So much for the value of first impressions!

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    I was really shy in school. So of course the idiotic Cheerleaders, whorish girls who slept with the teachers, and oafish jocks, copied off of me during tests. They assumed I was a genius of sorts. The joke was on them when the test results were revealed.

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    I was the quite "innocent" one in class. But around my friends....completely different.

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    MF, I'm pretty shy too, so some people at school consider me an "emo" or whatever that particular subculture is called where you are depressed and want to die. Urm no, actually I'm pretty happy and hyper, so they are very mistaken =/

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    I dont know why people stereotype me as a flaming fag. Maybe its the fuschia feather boa I wear out, the glitter eyeshadow, my swishy sashay (shawntay) and the fabulouth tone in my voith thats the giveaway. I dunno, what do you think?

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    Depends- sterotyped in real life? Not so good- Stereotyped here by people who don't know anything about you except what they choose to interpret from posts- pretty much not important.

    I actually tend to defy stereotypes- and have people asking me why I am the way I am- because I do not fit the mold they have in mind for someone like me-

    Oh well-

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    I AM the stereotype your mother warned you about.
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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    I have to say that I really don't mind being stereotyped- there was a point in my life when it bothered me, but not overmuch or overlong. It just isn't that important. If I were denied employment opportunities or threatened in any way it might be a different story, but so far any experiences have been relatively mild and even humorous.

    This thread has got me thinking about how far off base I've been in the past about people, but also about how right I've been as well.

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    It's as Wendy said. People form stereotypes because the human brain is designed to organize data. We have an ability to categorize and analyze information that is unparalleled in the animal kingdom. Unfortunately, sometimes we carry that process too far into our social lives. We end up confining people to our own expectations. The media, being equally susceptible to this, begins spreading the stereotypes. From that point forward, it's very difficult to break down the stereotype.

    I've been stereotyped many times as a geek. This is partly a result of my appearance, partly the result of the words I use when I speak, and partly because of how well I've done in school. People who get to know me better soon realize that I don't conform to that stereotype at all. I'm far more sociable than the stereotypical nerd, and far more integrated with other people. I simply have unusual interests and a desire for knowledge.

    Whoops, I looked over my first paragraph and realized I was perpetuating my nerd image.


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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    Perpetuate away, Datameister! Great post.

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister
    Whoops, I looked over my first paragraph and realized I was perpetuating my nerd image.
    Well, it does have a grammatical error. No real nerd would do that.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    Quote Originally Posted by PanTheMan
    I AM the stereotype your mother warned you about.

    I have a button that says "I'm one of the people your Mother warned you about."
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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment
    Well, it does have a grammatical error. No real nerd would do that.
    Sure they would. Real nerds (especially comp nerds) don't give a crap about typo's. Unless they're entering code, of course.

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy
    Sure they would. Real nerds (especially comp nerds) don't give a crap about typo's. Unless they're entering code, of course.
    Well, maybe only a Grammar Nerd would be careful not to make such an error. And, heck, that first paragraph -- up until the error -- was pretty nerdy. (The nerd said so himself.)
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: Why do people get stereotyped?

    Nowadays, its not so bad being called a geek or a nerd. Before it was the kiss of death! Heck even big chain stores are getting into it (aka Best Buy with the Geek Squad). Its proudly said!
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