Most of us are judgmental people – we often end up judging people even before we talk to them. But there are some stereotypical assumptions that are so off the mark! Shelly did a similar post and inspired by her, here are some stereotypical assumptions that people have about me –
I AM NOT ATHELETIC
I’ve always been a big girl even as a kid. Most people assumed it’s because I didn’t work out or play sports but I was a part of my school and university’s basketball team even going on to play on state level. I even represented my university in a football tournament too – but let’s just say my hand-eye coordination is better than my foot-eye coordination. (:P)
I CAN’T DO EVERYTHING BY MYSELF
As a woman and more specifically an Indian woman – the stereotype is that you need someone (read as: a man) to help you with everything in life. Boy are they wrong! I can do everything by myself including lifting heavy boxes, going on solo trips, fixing broken things (thank God for Youtube), etc. I’ve worked hard my entire adult life to be as independent as possible and I take pride in that.
I AM A FRIENDLY PERSON
I mean I’m not an unfriendly people but most people assume that I am extremely friendly because I have a few circles of friends. But on the contrary I’m very reserved and only become friends with people that I can really vibe with. It’s just that I have had multiple jobs, universities, schools and ended up with a different group from all and hence, it seems like I’m a very friendly person. But I think I’ve gotten lucky to find amazing people wherever I’ve been.
I AM A LONER
Hahah I can see how this and the previous one don’t go together. A lot of people that don’t know me too well assume I’m a loner because I really like spending time by myself. I am an introvert and don’t make an effort to talk to a lot of people. I totally love just being by myself – and it makes people think I am a loner – I’m not – I just find myself to be the best company ever. *Humble bow*
I AM BITCHY
I’ve mastered the resting bitch face – as someone who is SUPER socially awkward – it serves me well to have a RBF to keep annoying conversations at bay. But in turn I’ve seen that a lot of people assume that I am bitchy because I appear cold to them at first. RBF is just a defense mechanism I’ve developed over the years. Not to say that I’m not bitchy in general – I do enjoy my bitchy moments but as a first impression – when people assume I’m bitchy – I really don’t bite.
What are some assumptions people have about you that annoy you? Have you ever tried correcting them?
PS: Go check out Shelly’s post and find out the fun and funny assumptions people have about her.
PPS: This is my 200th post on here – WHICH IS CRAZY! I’ve written a 100 posts in 9 months – which astonishes me. The first 100 posts were over a period of 5 years. 😀
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