10:58 am - 04/21/2014

MMMMonday! Personal assumptions.



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Today, in the spirit of (and inspired by) Shakesville's questions of the day: What are some erroneous assumptions people make about you? Why do you think the assumptions are made? Do they bother you? Are those assumptions ever an asset? We'd just like to get some discussion going in comments, so if you're moved to, hop on in!
lanalucy 22nd-Apr-2014 01:42 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you struggle with the first one. It's a tough thing, not to be accepted for what you are. You already know that.

#5. Yes. "It's all in your head." Of course it is, you prat. Thank you for your condescension and dismissal of my daily struggle.

Aimed at other people, not at you you, which hopefully you understood.

The spelling thing - my mother and I talked about this several times, and the reason we spell well, either in written or verbal communication, is because the words are pictures in our heads. When asked to spell, I access the file, so to speak, and get an actual flash of the word. I am a visual person, with both words and numbers. Other people don't have these, I don't know, Rolodex-type files in their heads? There are a few exceptions, but I can pretty much spell anything I've seen at least once, though I have to close my eyes sometimes to see the picture. The human brain is weird.
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