Stereotypes you perpetuate

SuperSamio64

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Skinny teenager who spends a fair amount of time hanging around in public places etc, playing too many video games, having...er, alone time a bit more than I should, and going to parties and getting shitfaced. If it helps negate any of the above points, I'm a fairly high achiever at school and am very polite to adults and people I don't know.
 

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I'm a girl who loves cute, small animals. There are tons of stuffed animals in my room.
I also like life simulation games, pet simulation games, and Nintendo products in general.
I'm also pretty shy, overly apologetic and courteous.
Oh and I'm very little/petite at 5 foot.

The stereotypes stop there though. I'm a very unconventional African American for example, then again so are my parents.
 

McElroy

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Some Finnish stereotypes apply: I have unsophisticated culinary taste as well as dress sense (I have one nice pair of jeans for special events) and I follow most major sports that have well-performing Finns on an international level and some others too. The gamer stereotype that hits very close is my ability TO GET REALLY FRUSTRATED AND RAGE ABOUT when playing games, especially if I'm alone. And as a man my multitasking is dangerous to things and people around me.
 
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Colour Scientist said:
Daystar Clarion said:
Except, you know, without all the love for colonialism.
You're such a liar.

OP: I probably embody a fair few Irish stereotypes.

I also really enjoy shoes and buying lots of pretty clothes.
Silence, else I'll send you back to the fields!
 

Dying_Jester

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I don't know, you tell me(no really, please do, I'm drawing a blank).
I'm a white american male of average height who keeps his head shaved, wears a lot of dark clothing, always cargo pants. Spends a large amount of spare time at a coffee shop reading, listens to metal, and has been told multiple times that he looks intimidating.

All I can do is look back to that show Freaks and Geeks and go "hmm...I'd probably be hanging out with the freaks".
 

giles

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White male gamer, D&D player, science/math nerd with bad eyesight, drinking too much coffee?
Also fitness nut who doesn't drink alcohol/does any drugs and only eats healthy food and likes to discuss nutrition.

Not currently aware of more.
 

Fox12

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Dornedas said:
I'm from Germany and I relly like to gas ... I mean I absolutely hate all these dirty j ...
Ok seriously now.
I really am German. For the stereotypes: I'm an absolute fan of authority. I don't only like it when people tell me what to do, I NEED it.
For Example. When I help you move or we went on a trip or something it's not enough to tell me to unload the car. You NEED to tell me exactly where I should put the stuff. And I mean exactly. It's not enough to say: Bring it in the living room. You have to say: Bring it in the living room and place it on the table. Otherwise I will stand in the living room and look confused.

You will also see me standing at 3 AM in front of a red light on an empty street. Because the law forbids to cross it. And without law everything will fall into chaos.

People also often tell me that I embody the Gamer stereotype.
You know the drill:
22 year old virgin living with his parents and no intention to ever move out . (But my room is on the first floor and not the basement)
Currently wearing my "I beat the sword master" T-shirt.
Can't relly talk to strangers. Even posting on a forum is pretty close to the limit I can do.
Can't stand the sun and get sunburned pretty fast.
Live from Cola and bags of chips. (We don't have Mountain Dew here and I've never seen Doritos either)

On the Other hand though:
I got rid of my nechbeard and am not overweight. Can't impersonate everything perfect.

Edit: I forgot straight white male. How embarrassing.
Ha, this is pretty funny. I guess I'm a stereotypical American, then? I can't stand the government, and I don't like being told what to do just because. I think bureaucracy and politicians make things worse and not better. Maybe im just paranoid. Of course, my government is spying on your governornment, so...

-puts on tinfoil hat-
 

The White Hunter

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TizzytheTormentor said:
I'm Irish, I'm short, I'm angry, I don't tan, I drink excessively, eat nothing but potatoes, hate the English and smack people across the head with leather bound bibles when they talk back to me.
You forgot disappointing.

OT:

As a Brit I hate you all and frequently buy exotic boys from the market. Not for sexual needs of course, but to cover them in jam so the insects bite them while I inspect the plantation.

Otherwise I don't think I'm very much of a stereotype, I'm a 23 year old male from the north of england that barely drinks, doesn't smoke, finds human contact unsettling and am primarily nocturnal.
 

Skatologist

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I've got a few.I am almost literally a 98 pound weakling. I'm actually so weak that it sometimes takes me two hands to get toothpaste out of the tube[footnote] by the way, that is not a euphemism for anything, that is actually quite literally how weak I sometimes am. [/footnote]. Along with that, I kind of also perpetuate the mangina and liberal male stereotypes. Funny thing, when I'm called the former, I actually take more offense at the "man" part of the word than the "-gina". As for the last thing to note, I guess I'm also kind of a stereotypical nerd in both looks and attitude. Prescription glasses, braces, no knowledge or interest of sports, socially inept, has knowledge of things that seem very trivial, etc..
 
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As a typical Canadian white male nerd...

1) I love maple syrup. I once drank a whole cup of maple syrup. ...It was a bad idea. XD

2) I say "eh" at the end of my sentences more often than I care to admit.

3) I still live with my parents, even though I'm 26 (although I'm moving out ASAP once I'm done university, the second I land a stable job. It's just not economically viable for me right now).

4) I'm a virgin (Although not for lack of trying. I was in a 3 year committed relationship, but my SO was never ready for sex, and then she left.)

5) I don't really care about my appearance much. I wear baggy clothes somewhat often, I don't comb my hair, my posture is pretty bad, I don't exercise much at all because I'm not unhappy with my body, etc.

6) I fit the stereotypical Canadian thing of being "too nice" a lot of the time, even when a clearly high hobo begs me for money I don't have and won't shut up.

7) I keep my blinds close most of the way for the majority of the day, leaving my room somewhat dark.

That's about it, really.
 

Ten Foot Bunny

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I'm an extremely right-brained, creative, artistic, musical lefty.

Back in my goth days, I was a fetish model.

My great-grandparents were from Ireland, so I have two skin colors: bleached paper and maraschino cherry.

I'm Pagan, feminist, vegetarian, and lesbian. Make your own joke... just DO NOT include the word "hippie" because I'm glam/mod. ;) You wouldn't catch me dead in flannel or Birkenstocks.

In fact...

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Colour Scientist

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Daystar Clarion said:
Colour Scientist said:
Daystar Clarion said:
Except, you know, without all the love for colonialism.
You're such a liar.

OP: I probably embody a fair few Irish stereotypes.

I also really enjoy shoes and buying lots of pretty clothes.
Silence, else I'll send you back to the fields!
Joke's on you, we thrive in the fields! XD
 
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Colour Scientist said:
Daystar Clarion said:
Colour Scientist said:
Daystar Clarion said:
Except, you know, without all the love for colonialism.
You're such a liar.

OP: I probably embody a fair few Irish stereotypes.

I also really enjoy shoes and buying lots of pretty clothes.
Silence, else I'll send you back to the fields!
Joke's on you, we thrive in the fields! XD
+5 racial bonus on potato bending.
 

EeveeElectro

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I own (last count) 28 boutique/50s/Lolita/smart casual dresses with two on the way and a skirt. I like shoes, fashion, make-up (even though I look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards usually) and "kawaii" or girly things. Can't go past a dress shop without going inside or pressing my nose against the glass. I squee and squawk over cute animals and freak out when a spider is near me. I embody quite a lot of the "ditzy female" stereotype at times then I'll come out with, "Fuckin' hell I need to take a slash" so I think it cancels out...

As a Brit, I like a cup of tea a day but I only drink Earl Grey. o_q I'm also horribly passive aggressive. A girl on the busy train was taking up 4 seats with her bags and feet so I glared at her and tutted until she moved her stuff. ;D
 

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Let's see. While I've been told I'm very mature and wise for my age (21) and that I understand people very well in a social sense, I still have social awkwardness quirks that nerds/gamers/other such people are accused of having. A lot of it stems from growing up with an autistic brother, parents that divorced at a young age, and being overly protected, sheltered, and pampered by my Mom. It didn't help that, because the California school system is incredibly broken, I was being looked at for autism because my brother was autistic. There is a possible genetic link, yes, but even at that age, I understood what autism was and knew they had a high suspicion that I was. It was very damaging of them to consider me the way they did and when I was about to leave for college I found some old elementary school teacher and psychologist notes. To put it simply, some of the notes are very assuming and, actually, frightening. So many kids are damaged by the school system through such means. I was lucky that I was never put in a program that would have stunted my development. At one point, they wanted to put me on ADHD medication and my Mom, being a doctor, knew I didn't have ADHD let alone autism and knew the side effects would be dangerous. Knowing they wanted to do all this while still too young to cope with it made me very paranoid, to the point that I withdrew WAY too much away from people and put my nose further into my hobbies and school. Yes, I'm introverted, but in elementary school and early middle school I acted more introverted than I really am and this hurt my social development. Looking at people from the sidelines might have given me the social understanding people often praise me for though, so there is a plus I guess. Eventually, I grew out of my shell as I realized my fear of being labeled autistic was not rational. Since then, I've made many friends, but some social awkwardness remains. Sorry, this topic isn't mean to turn into a story about overcoming such things. I tend to ramble. Let me get back to the point of perpetuating stereotypes...

I am a bit of a stereotypical nerd if the origin story above didn't make that obvious with the details about introversion, focusing on school, digging into books, etc. Once I hit late high school that came crashing down and I've never fully recovered. I'm currently struggling to get readmitted to a college I attended. My GPA fell too far and well...it's a long story. I have a love/hate relationship with school nowadays. It's terribly broken, but very beneficial at the same time. I hate it, but I love the potential it has if we could fix it. I hate the authoritativeness of the school system too, but also like that said authority is often beneficial in getting kids in line and helping them. As a result, I guess some might describe me as "smart but lazy", one of those rebel kids, another common sub-stereotype of certain types of nerds/gamers/whatever proper terms fit such kids if they fall under any of them. Think Shikamaru from Naruto.

I dislike sports and write long, rambling comments or posts online rather than short, to the point things. To the average person, this looks obsessed and paints an even bigger picture of social awkwardness whether or not it exists even though it has more to do with me just being passionate. So, that's a stereotype in a sense. To be honest, while I do have a problem with making my writing concise, I just as often write long posts just to use it as an excuse to procrastinate (I should be doing Calculus right now for example). My voice is also high pitched and perpetuates a stereotype of its own though I'm not sure quite how to describe it other than stereotypical wimpy nerd voice.

Update: Forgot that I perpetuated even more stereotypes! Just remembered them. Physically, I'm not the most coordinated and as I'm currently living at home with my Mom I perpetuate the stereotype of lazy, privileged white kid. I say this, not just because I live at home and I'm white, but also because my Mom has 2 housekeepers. And, I don't mean housekeepers who just come over once a week. One stays from Wednesday to Friday while the other one stays from Friday to Saturday. When I say "stay" I mean "live here". I'm a bit ashamed honestly and it just makes my urge to get financially stable and move out all the stronger. It's one thing to be one of those white kids with a housekeeper that comes by once a week; it's another thing when they come over most of the days of the week. My Mom likes to claim that my brother and I are too busy to maintain the house and do chores as is she and that she also needs somebody to protect the house while we're out doing our various things (school for him and me, work for her and me). In reality, she is just insecure and wants someone here to listen to her complaining and make her feel less lonely. I feel bad for her frankly, but she's beyond any help she could get for that unfortunately.
 

jamail77

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Ten Foot Bunny said:
I'm an extremely right-brained, creative, artistic, musical lefty.




Uggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh (ad nauseam). Not this again. I see this all the time and as the son of a neurologist it bugs me to no end. There is no such thing as a right-brained person or a left-brained person. IT IS A MYTH!

Yes, certain areas of the brain are dedicated to certain things, but other than the right side of your brain mostly controlling the left side of your body's movement and the left side of your brain mostly controlling the right side of your body's movement it doesn't go any further than that. You need both your left and your right side to do anything in life and that includes creative, artistic stuff. Both sides of your brain need to communicate with each other. The only case where this isn't true is with those who have had surgery to remove one side of their brain that has gone dead. The brain compensates for the missing side in some cases. "Some" is a very important key word there: Often, the brain never compensates and the person is no better off than when the damaged part of their brain was still in their head.

Research suggests that whether you're more sciencey or creative is dependent on a combination of factors including genetics and the environment you grew up and learned in rather than the structure of your brain. In fact it's actually possible to be both. But, no, let's keep perpetuating the stereotype (Ha, see what I did there?) that creativity and science are inherently separate via this stupid, won't go away right-brained, left-brained myth.
 

L. Declis

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Ummm.... As a Brit in China, I tend to get uppity when people suggest that Scotland and England are the same thing (I'm not the same as those English gits), I speak in a clear BBC accent, I love tea a bit too much, I thank, apologise and am too polite to everyone...
 

lacktheknack

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White Christian Dude: Freaking choirboy.

Privileged White Christian: Freaking missionary.

Privileged White Dude: Freaking conservative.

Canadian: The Russians I'm with curl up into balls and whimper about how cold it is while I'm splayed out and sweating in shorts and a t-shirt.