ANSWERS: 67
  • That I'm always quiet. I'm only quiet when I'm uncomfortable or in a bad mood.
  • Me too TPT. I have heard through the grapevine on several occasions that I was either stuck up, or dishonest because I was too quiet. In all honesty, I just really enjoy listening.
  • The biggest misconception I come up against is people watching me like a hawk when I'm in a store or shopping mall. People automatically see "dark skin" and equate it with someone who is prone to thieving and being disruptive. It doesn't matter how well I'm dressed, how polite I am, or how many shopping bags I'm carrying, I still get the old stare of suspicion. Certainly not all the time, but more times than I can count.
  • People always think I am much younger than I am. I not only look young, but I have a young voice. I was carded in Canada (needed to be 19 to go to the Casino - even just to the restauran) when I was 28. At age 32, a telemarketer asked if my mother was home (which was great because she happened to be visiting me just then!) It is nice sometimes, but frustrating b/c people talk down to me and assume I know nothing.
  • That I'm being ironic when I'm really trying to be as straight forward and honest as possible.
  • My sense of humor tends to be dry, tongue-in-cheek and a little sarcastic. People who don't know me will sometimes take me seriously when I'm kidding. Also, people often refer to me as petite, and that has always bugged me because I'm 5'4 and that is the average height of the American woman (Yes, I actually looked it up). Well, last week during a physical, the doc took my height and came up with 5'2.5!! I made her measure again and stood up as straight as I could. That brought me to "juuusssst under 5'3". So, now I have to deal with the fact that all these years I've had my own misconception about myself!!!
  • that, because of my western sydney accent, I only have a limited education....boy are they surprised when they take me on....LOLOL
  • That I have no personality. Mostly because I am shy around people I dont know.
  • That I'm Rich The only place I'm rich at is in my heart
  • Many people Look at me and run away in fear although im tall and muscular and generally scary looking im actually a very gentle and caring person.
  • I guess because I come across as such a "real world" person people think that's all I know about. Truth is I have fogotten more about Art, Literature, History, and Philosophy than most people ever learn. Of course this is after 40 years of study so I have had time. Most people I know in "real life" just want to know what I can tell them about how to make a lot of money.
  • A lot of people, apon first meeting me, seem to suffer from the misconspeption that I am mildly mentally retarded. I can kind of understand where it would come from, I'm big, I'm quiet, I often spend time staring blankly off into space, I say things that make no sense whatsoever at the time... etc. But it still really gets on my nerves.
  • I'm not sure, ask them. . . :-P
  • the guy looks simple and generous so can be easily out smarted.
  • Most people think I'm really snobbish and posh. I'm not, it's just I can be quite abrupt and direct. Small talk bugs me unless it's with someone I know well, and even then there has to be a point to the conversation.
  • That I am stuck up. I have no idea why, I am a perfectly nice person and once people get to know me they realize that.
  • Most people seem to think I do drugs. I swear, sometimes people just come up to me and TELL me I'm high. I don't go out in public high damn it!
  • that i am a barfing pumpkin. get photographed on a bad day and.... the rest is history.
  • Adults think that because i am a kid i won't have anything important or worthwhile to say. Kids my own age think that because i like school and try hard and do well that i must be a geek or something, but i like doing things like everyone else like playing football or on my playstation2.
  • For some reason, people assume that I am married. I haven't been since 1986.
  • That I'm a cold hearted you know what. I'm a busy person with not alot of patience for small talk, and little sympathy for whiners. I also remain expressionless for mostly everything because i hate my teeth, therefore i look crabby all the time... ( so im told ) I guess if I started walking around with a stupid grin on my face, I'd have more friends.
  • Me too! I always thought i was 5' 5.5". Im sure i got that in school, just recently i measured and weighed myself at work and i came in at 5'3"!!! I've been lying and rounding up that extra half inch since junior high!
  • I guess I look really sweet and innocent. People are shocked after I open my mouth and say something disgusting, foul, or vulgar.
  • They think I'm harmless and innocent...
  • some people think i'm mute when they first meet me. i get really shy around new people, especially adults, and i don't say very much, if anything. normally i just stand there staring at the ground, with my mouth tightly shut...
  • im not sure directly about me specifically. but i do know every time they find out where i am from they assume i am a drinker. 3 drinks and i am drunk, get over the stereotype! example: my boyfriend was telling a friend in another city about me for the first time (my guy and i rarely drink, and at that point in our relationship had never drank together). as soon as he got to the point where he says where i am from originally all his buddy says is "oh i bet shes a good drinker" and something to the effect of putting their golf group to shame.
  • For some strange reason, people first ask me if I hate them...That's almost always the first thing people think, is that I hate them. And even though that is usually true, to just assume that I hate them, is silly. People I have never met, seem to think I hate them. It must be because of how my brother describes me to them. I don't hate EVERYBODY, really...Just most people...Escpecially those with a bad sense of humor.
  • Someone once wrote in my year book, "when i first met you i thought you were a bitch, but then as i got to know you i found that a pretty girl can actually be nice." All through highschool the girls are associated with, were the girls i was thought to be like...
  • That I play basketball. Just because I'm 6'2" doesn't automatcly mean I'm good at basketball, in fact, I'm much worse at it than most of my friends, and none of them play either.
  • That I'm not a crazy obsessive dude.
  • that i am abnormally silent! actually my friends' friends think that so at the first meet, but i am silent only because i was observing them and the kind of attachment my friends and they have!
  • Eh, I don't really know. I don't think people really know what to think of me when they meet me.
  • It goes one of two ways, I think primarily based on the tone and circumstances of the meeting: 1) I must be an airhead. I mean, really, I'm blonde (and worse, chemically highlighted), I'm thin, I groom myself to the point of presentability, I dress reasonably well with an eye for what's trendy and youthful but still flattering and attractive, and I greet people with a genuine smile. So, you know, it's understandable - you can't be intelligent and multifaceted with any of that going on! 2) I'm a ball-buster who's used to getting everything she wants, when she wants it, and won't take no for an answer. This also makes sense, because any female who doesn't start every sentence with "I'm sorry but" and end it with "if that's ok with you" must be a hardass - most especially if she happens to be quite tall! Also the fact that I'm relatively succinct, and don't exploit my femininity to manipulate people, must mean that I don't have to because I'm just such an insufferable bully - with an entitlement complex. So hear this: deny me my every desire, and I will hang you from the flag pole by your underwear. Vex me not, peasant, lest I unleash my rage!
  • I have long hair, and live in an area where there is much, shall we say, "recreational" herb use. It is consistently assumed that I too "smoke". I tried it when I was 17, and never did it again. I guess this is the price I pay for liking my hair long.
  • Usually the biggest misconception is that im either a devil worshiper, or that im completely insane, and some times a freak... I wear lots of black, Have piercings, and act stupid...what are you going to do???
  • The thing I hear most frequently is that I'm either mean or ex-military or both. I have very close-cropped hair, so that probably accounts for the military. And I generally don't smile in ways that people recognize as a smile, so I think that's where the "mean" comes from. This first-impression does come in handy from time to time, of course... in a rough bar, or walking down a dark alley in a bad neighborhood. But mostly it's something I try to counteract as soon as I meet someone.
  • people generally assume i am a witch or a satanist and i don't really care if they think that (i'm neither btw)
  • I think most people think I am invisible or something. I swear I can be in a crowded room and nobody will talk to me or even look my way. Could be because I am shy. But sometimes it is like they just don't see me.
  • Because my name is Free Spirit by deed poll they think I am promiscuous by nature!
  • That I desire to speak to them. Other than that, people assume I am someone in authority. My mom and I are both that way. People ask us for permission and what they should be doing. Case and point, at a friends wedding, I wasnnt in it, I wasnt planning it, I just was sitting and waiting for the rehearsal to start, and the groomsmen and brides maids start asking me what they should be doing. and if its ok if they go to the bathroom. COME ON! your 30! you dont need permission! More importantly, I dont care!
  • I am 6' tall, so most people make the mistake of asking me if I play basketball when they meet me.
  • It depends on the setting. I have two Me's. There is professional me and I give off an air of intelligence and determination. Most people say they were blown away by me in interviews and thought I sounded really together. What a load of balarkey!!!! In social situations, people find me loud and a little insane and have told me they couldn't quite figure out if I was for real or not. I have a dead-pan sense of humor, so it is hard to know what to make of me, at first.
  • Everyone thinks I work in the stores that I'm shopping in. I can't go shopping without someone asking me to assist them with finding something or to get the price of something they want.
  • that i'm nice.
  • That I'm stupid because I'm a total spaz. It's fun to see their faces when they realize I'm not.
  • Just because I am, and look like an Indian, I can't speak english. They are shocked when they hear my typically-Kiwi accent. I usually make sure I get an opportunity to open my mouth with 2 mins of meeting someone new.
  • Not now, but when I was a little kid, in the early sixties, I wore glasses and that was uncommon. Many people thought that I was very smart, because I wore glasses. Isn't that a stupid prejudice? If I was wearing glasses it was because there was a malfunction or disease in my eyes! It has nothing to do with intelligence!
  • that i'm mean and not very friendly.
  • For some reason, people always think I'm stand-off-ish, grouchy, or just generally unfriendly. It takes someone a good deal of time to get to know me. I don't know why. When I was younger, several people told me they thought I was a drug addict. Now that I'm older, they just think I'm unfriendly. My wife says that when I'm not talking to anyone, and my attention is elsewhere, I get this stern look on my face. She says I have to work at smiling. She says it must be hereditary, because my GrandMa never smiles, and several other kinfolk never smile.
  • That I am happy.
  • Suicidal goth girl some days. Rich Bitch others. I know. Kind of contrasting. Strange. But anyways. I hate stereotypes, judgments, mis conceptions...whatever. I dress how I want, when I want, same goes for the way I act.
  • Most people think im a stupid kid who is kinda full of himself and a weakling. This is ronge extect i do have a big ego, i stronger then 9/10 of the people i meet and i have 125 or so IQ
  • That I'm shy. I'm not shy. I just like to figure out a person's character before I start opening up to them. Find out if they're genuine and trustworthy, or fake and underhanded.
  • I'm like a very quiet little boy who doesn't want to talk. I'm just like that: i don't say much until i know a person so i know what are 'do-says' and 'don't-says'.
  • That I am a big teddy bear push-over, softie who cries at heart-warming movies and ... No wait! That is me. I'll have to get back to you on that. I am also a big grump. Actually, I don't know what their misconceptions are because, given half a chance, I make as much of who I am as I know, known to whoever will listen. There are probably people who know me a lot better than I know myself.
  • That I'm shallow and stupid.
  • People think I get stoned, but I don't. Could be the long hair and beard. I just hate haircuts and shaving.
  • Most seem to expect me to be a stuck up B*tch..then if they take time to introduce themselves..figure out pretty fast that is not the case.
  • I run into two common misconceptions. One trivial, one less so. For some reason, people think that I'm taller than I actually am. I tell people I'm 5'10" and they're surprised that I'm not over 6'. Maybe they're fooled by my slightly longish arms(?). A bigger one is that I'm a serious humorless fellow when in fact I'm usually laughing internally, just waiting for a chance to make a joke. OTOH, people who know me a little bit think that getting me drunk will turn me into a wild party animal. Nope, I just get more and more clumsy.
  • a lot of the people i meet assume i am about 2-3 years older than i am..(a 16 year old asked for my number at a bball game when im only 13) i told him my age and hes like o crap umm nvm.. LOL another misconception is that poeple think im rich just cuz my dad is a pilot.. pilots dont get payed that much anymore..
  • I am constantly told that before people got to know me, they saw me as very shy and timid. Which I am not, just qenerally quiet. I also get, that I look like "A deer in headlights/scared/clueless" all the time. I just don't get it.
  • Some people seem to think that i'm a snob!!! I have no clue why!!!
  • Well often ppl have a mistaken thought about me, they think im a player type girl and judge me before knowin me. They could have a false impression about me.
  • That I'm a bum?! ;-)
  • because of my size, people think im a bully of some sort whos gonna beat them up lol
  • When they first talk to me, they think I'm stupid, because I have a southern accent. In truth, I'm too smart for my own good (I'm not trying to be conceited. People tell me that all the time).
  • Stuck up, stick up my ass, and that I'm always pissed off.

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