Stereotypes Essay: What Makes Me Who I Am

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When I’m in public I probably worry too much about what other people think of me. I get anxious and nervous because I’m afraid I’ll mess up. At least that’s how I used to be. Now, I don’t really care what other people think of me, I act like myself and if they don’t like me that’s not my problem. I probably have a lot of stereotypes about me. Not because of me or my personality, but because of my gender and age and race. I am seen differently by everyone. Some older people might see me as a troublemaker or really rude because I am a teenager. At the same time some people might see me as an annoying white girl who drinks Starbucks and wears Uggs. And it’s true, I do drink Starbucks and wear Ugg boots. I am an annoying teenager, but I don’t care because that is who I am. I see myself as a really funny, kind, smart, open minded person. As well as weird and a little loud and obnoxious. But, that is who I am and I’m proud of that. I see things a little differently than most people and I used to be worried about that, but it makes me feel good to know that I might be changing…show more content…
I kind of learned that I really, really hate talking about myself. I absolutely hate it. I haven’t ever really liked it, but it was just so difficult to write about myself. However, I did realize that I don’t care what people think of me. Doing the drawing activity made me feel good about myself and really opened up my eyes because I realized that I couldn’t care less what other people thought of me, or how I was stereotyped or labeled. And people kind of live up to their stereotypes. I know I have. It’s actually really sad that they have been placed in a certain stereotype just because they look different, or they are a certain gender or religion, and they feel like they can’t be anything else beyond that stereotype. In conclusion the biggest thing I have learned is to not care, to not let someone else’s judgment prevent you from reaching your full
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