- 5 years ago
I’m just curious if anyone feels as though they are not taken seriously either at work or socially, or where ever! This could be based on gender, appearance, job, age, anything.
PI feel people don’t take me seriously due to my appearance. It is something I have been struggling since adulthood, and is really bothering me. I just want to know if I am alone, or maybe over sensitive! I have blonde hair, have a higher pitched voice, and am 28 and look like I am 20. It is frustrating in both the professional world and socially. It is to the point where I want to dye my hair brown to see if it helps. There are so many things, and I know it is not all in my head because my SO has witnessed it happen to me.
for example, I was in the market for a new car. The car I wanted to purchase came in a few colors, one happened to be pink. The sales guy assumed I wanted the pink one, without even asking me!!! I was shopping for a white one. Why wouldn’t you ask me what color I wanted?!
Another exaple: I am a nursing student, and another student called me ditzy in front of a patient!! I completely out scored her on all the tests, and I have 5 years of medical background. I am far from a ditz. I totally felt offended.
am I just being sensitive? I just feel assumptions are made so quickly and it really annoys me. (Sorry for the rant!) anyone else feel the same way sometimes?