If you fall into a stereotype, and we all do at some point or another, and that stereotype carries negative connotations- what is your way of breaking that stereotype?
Do you work hard to prove them wrong?
Do you scream blue murder?
Do you cry?
Do you argue until your point is virtually written on their brain?
Or, do you not care?
How do you break the stereotype?
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30-04-2015 13:35 #1
Realistic viewpoint on stereotypes
Last edited by SimplyMum; 30-04-2015 at 13:43.
30-04-2015 13:42 #2
30-04-2015 13:44 #3
As above, I don't actually care what people really think of me. No one else lives my life except for me and I've learnt it's practically impossible to change someone's view on other people.
People sterotype gay people all the time. I just answer truthfully if they ask questions and don't debate it if they want to start with that. I don't have time to justify how I was born and who I am.
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30-04-2015 13:44 #4
Realistic viewpoint on stereotypes
To change someone's viewpoint I suppose just don't do the things that supposedly make you part of that stereotype. For example - If you don't want to look like a bogan don't have a rats tail.
(Not judging anyone with a rats tail, just saying it is linked to a bogan sort of stereotype lol)
Stereotypes don't really bother me and I wouldn't care what others thought, if it were negative then they don't deserve worrying about really.
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30-04-2015 13:46 #5
My way of breaking a stereotype is to not buy into the shame associated with mental illness and being open about my issues.
I try to be the change I want to see in the world in regards to people being able to talk openly about mental and emotional issues.
I have Borderline Personality Disorder.
I have complex post traumatic stress disorder.
I have had a lifelong battle with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
I am in recovery from bulimia. I struggle with emotional overeating.
I am a drug addict, in recovery.
My father in law once said you're a 'borderline drug addict with ongoing mental health issues.' He thought he was insulting me. He wasn't. They are just diagnoses, not an indicator of my worth as a human being.
30-04-2015 13:56 #6
I am too busy living my life too give to hoots if I fall into a stereotype of any kind. If people want to thank negative of me, that's their choice.
30-04-2015 14:09 #7
I actually find the problem that people refuse to believe that my girlfriend and I are gay because we don't fit stereotypes...
It's crazy to think that stereotypes put individuals into boxes so forcefully that when you're not conforming to societal expectations you couldn't possibly belong to that group.
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