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Being stereotyped



Jul 29, 2018
I have a congenital posture problem called Scheuermann's Disease. Originally when I tried to straighten myself the alignment of my head would change so I would sometimes see people that a "normal" person might not have. After many attempts got stereotyped as a troublemaker. Despite trying to overcome the stereotype with "proper" behavior I haven't been able to do so. I have been told by my doctor that I should work on my self-esteem. I believe self-esteem is at the root of why the initial stereotype formed but it (the stereotype) has acquired a life of its own. I get so discouraged that I would like to move to some other country with the hope that I will be more accepted there. Is my reaction too extreme?


I know what it's like to dream of going somewhere far away. Especially when people misunderstand you. How about therapy? I used to have a really good therapist, and talking to him helped me a lot.