Since I'm still in school, people are judged by their looks everyday. I try not to do this, and I give everyone a chance of becoming my friend then to just judge them badly right off the bat. It seems annoying to judge someone by their looks.
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And (yes, this is a stereotype), I've heard that homeless people are some of the most generous people, cause they give what they can't give. Think about it. Bill Gates giving away half his money to charity, or a homeless man lending you his only blanket on a cold winter's night. Gates still has a huge business and tons of investments. But the homeless man has one blanket, and probably suffered that night. I don't see Bill Gates suffering. Sure, it helps more people (a lot more people), but it's like giving away something you don't use.
On topic, I can see how people would call you immature (because of Pokemon), but I don't get stupid. Can you please explain? Maybe it's cause (trying not to be offensive) your parent's don't make that much money so they would too stupid to get a good job, and others automatically assume you're the same?
This sounds dumb, but I do judge books. Especially the hardcover ones that have nothing on their cover. It's kinda hard to NOT judge. (Yeah, this thread was to be about people, and I know what you mean).
I do judge people by the way they look but it's really something that can't be helped but where I see the person also affects my view of them.
If I see an Asian person in a Calculus class, I would think that he's smart. If I see him in a remedial class, I would most likely think otherwise (although I wouldn't know what situation he was in that got him in that class)
If I see an elderly Asian person, I expect to hear a FOBy accent.
If I see a black guy out in the streets sagging his pants, I would think that he's ghetto. If I saw him in a math club or something, I'd think that he's well-spoken and maybe even intelligent.
I tend to think the worst when it comes to pregnant people (but again I wouldn't know their situation for example if they were raped).
Don't even get me started with weeaboos...I tend to avoid them at all costs.
So yeah, I prejudge people but it's also nice to get to know the real them and beneath the stereotypes. There have been so many cases where I just thought I couldn't get along with someone but then we ended up becoming best friends.
People prejudge me all the time. Viewing me from afar, they would think that I'm really shy and unsociable. Once they get to know me, they realize that I'm pretty loud and sometimes act ghetto. Then they just get confused when they see me playing sophisticated classical music on the piano.
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Where you see the person? That's an interesting concept. I guess that could help more than just looking at the person. But what if the ghetto guy is walking to math club? Or the Asian just went to get a calculator in the Calculus class.
I'd rather a pregnant person than someone who went through abortion, that's just wrong.
Uh...what's a weeaboo?
It is nice to find people for who they are. But it's annoying and disappointing when my beginning thoughts were true and I was right about stereotypes.
A weeaboo is someone who praises everything Japanese, wishes they were Japanese, thinks its the best culture in the world. Basically I just can't stand them..At all. Pretty much the same stereotype as a geek but just Japanese-obsessed. Some synonyms include wapanese and Japanophile.
Yeah, you're right about that. It's in everyone's nature. It's what you do about it makes you different.
Oh. I can see that getting annoying if they bring it up all the time. Anyways, I know nothing about Japanese anything, except for Jalorda (Serperior's Japanese name), and Konichiwa...so...yeah...
The most annoying thing though is when they TRY to be Japanese with their fake high-pitched "Kawaiiiiiiiiiiii" with a peace sign and weird face or adding "desu" at the end of every sentence....
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I only said that because he said it was a terrible OP, could've said it nice though.
Anyways, I'm considered stupid because: I'm poor, I'm a boy, I play pokemon, and I have a temper. The temper thing, I was born with cleft lip and palette, so I had a squished nose when I was younger, and I was always bullied because of it. I developed anger issues because of the bullying, so now I'm labeled as a spaz because of what I did when I was younger. All this somehow means that I'm stupid. Their logic is just... Ugh.
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Yes, I always judge people...........
admittedly, yes. i am slightly prejudice when i first see someone. of course, if i am with the person long enough that preconceived notion changes but if that isn't the case....'if you look like a bitch you must be.' ^_^
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I'm a hypocrite. I judge others by their appearance before knowing them, but I hate it when people judge me. I think it's generally safe to form an opinion on someone based on their physical appearance, but there is that rare person who is completely different than what their appearance may suggest (me).
Everyone judges people by appearances, it is human nature to analyze.
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I used to be afraid of people judging me, acne, wearing different shirts than others. But then I got called out by a teacher as an anarchist, and instead of defending myself, all I could do was laugh. That wasn't me. I just dressed in such a fashion that one might expect some sort of darkness lying inside. But it doesnt really matter if people judge you, because its what they do. And you won't know it, and they'll lie that they haven't at all. And if they get to know you, they'll learn for real. It's their call. Everyone loves to red tape absolutely everything nowadays, even things that don't need red tape. Up where I live we work with a lot of Indians. Yes, I said 'Indians'. Most normal people would say First Nations, or Native Americans or Aboriginals Blah Blah BLAHHHH. I tried that. And they laughed at us when we did buisness. They said 'Call us Indians, it's what we are'. This has happened multiple times with different groups. It doesnt mean you don't show respect, but you can't live completely in a box of politically correctness or you suffocate. iFi said 'ghetto' and everyone went up in arms. And y'know. If one of those people saw what iFi wrote who was a friend, they would not care if it was true.
Moral of the story, people judge people, and until you're deliberately in their face about it. You've done nothing wrong. Just acted human Qwaa
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You're saying that "some things" must be hidden. What is the black kid (:|) hiding? Poor behaviour? Then of course the teacher won't like him as much.One more thing: Because of all these stereotypes, people have to hid some things. Maybe an Asian won't do as good as she could have, and a black kid will have to be really nice to a teacher to get the same treatment as the white kid.
They're not friends, then. Is there a particular reason why they have to be nerds? O.oThe nerd has to hide his secret obsession with a trading card game *cough* so that his other nerd friends don't shun him.
Condescending much?I'm hoping for a discussion between the more intelligent people of these forums, but any questions or comments from the ones who know a little bit less can be here as long as they are respectful and don't say stupid stuff.
Really? I thought we'd be doing something else.Discuss.
And that's ignoring the complete filler that is the first-half of the post. I would hope that people know what stereotypes are without having to read such a convoluted example.
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Everyone is judgemental to some extent. It's human nature and I've learned to accept it. What matters is proving people wrong and people not being afraid to admit that they're wrong.
I know that when most people who look me: A black girl with average, "plain jane", looks and a short, petite body. Who hardly ever wears make up and will forever choose glasses over contacts. Who dresses in nerdy/emo/gothic/indie fashion. Who has many alternative interests from the mainstream. Whose most notable personality traits at first glance are shyness, introversion, awkwardness, and clumsiness. They see a "boring" (because of my looks), "weak"(because of my shyness) "weird"(because of my interests), "uppity"(the black community's word for "snob" because of my introversion), and "wannabe white"(because of my interest in things that aren't considered "black") girl.
But I know that people who are willing to look past that(like my family and acquaintances) will see that there is more to me than that and that's all that matters.
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