I have been stereotyped a few times in my life, stereotyped about being a girl, American, Native American, and a Texan. Never had I been more stereotyped though when someone finds out I was homeschooled. If you are/were homeschooled you understand my pain, if not watch the opening scene of Mean Girls, cause yes everyone thinks you are one of those “Weirdo Homschooler Types “.
Stereotype 1. You are some sort of genius or a complete idiot. People (adults mostly) will whip out the most obscure questions and expect you to know the answer, or they look at you like “haha moron” when you dont know.
“Spell the word Antidisestablishmentarianism”. I’m sorry I didn’t take obscure words 101.
Stereotype 2. You are SUPER RELIGIOUS!
“So do you live here?” No I’m fairly certain that would be considered tresspassing.
Stereotype 3. You are an awkward nerd with zero socilization skills.
If anything not being around people my own age constantly, has made my socialization skills better. I had to actively seek out friendship, as well as socialize with people of different ages. I noticed a lot of public schoolers had trouble carrying conversation with adults, just sayin.
Stereotype 4. You go to school in your pj’s.
Not only did I not go to school in pj’s, but for the first few years of schooling I wore a uniform. Ya that’s right a uniform, I think it made things easier on my mother, getting three children under the age of 10 ready for the day is no small task.
Stereotype 5. You live an Amish lifstyle.
No I don’t! I don’t wear a dress all the time, we have electricity, I dont have a million siblings, and no we cannot build you furniture so stop asking. 😉
I hope you all enjoyed this post. If anyone has been stereotyped or believed some stereotypes like this please feel free to share, I adore feedback. Happy Saturday.