People’s judgements…

If someone has subconsciously made a judgement, the actual process no longer serves a purpose.

Cos perceptions are normally not easy to alter; just like first impressions.

 

Personally, I feel that there is no need to try to convince or change them. Why?

To judge is to decide authoritatively; to hold as an opinion; to conclude about or assess.

Since the person has already judged, he/she has already sentenced you by drawing a conclusion.

What is the point of proving or explaining further when there is already a decision/ conclusion?

 

Perceptions are normally related or linked to understanding human behaviour.

Dictionary.com defines perception as the result of perceiving (becoming aware of, knowing, or identifying by means of senses)

Perception, related to senses, varies from person to person since different people have different preferences and how they feel can be affected by their experiences and what they know in life…

 

To understand human behaviour, we would probably have to target at how people perceive for different situations. It is the perception of what reality is, and not what reality is about. The world as it is perceived; the social stigma is normally how people will generally perceive.

 

According to Wikipedia,

{Social stigmas can occur in many different forms. The most common deals with culture, obesity, gender, race, illness and disease. Many people who have been stigmatized, feel as though they are transforming from a whole person to a tainted one. They feel different and devalued by others. This can happen in the workplace, educational settings health care, the criminal justice system and even in their own family. For example, the parents of overweight women are less likely to pay for their daughters’ college education than are the parents of average-weight women.

Stigma may also be described as a label that associates a person to a set of unwanted characteristics that form a stereotype. It is also affixed. Once people identify and label your differences others will assume that is just how things are and the person will remain stigmatized until the stigmatizing attribute is undetected. A considerable amount of generalization is required to create groups, meaning that you put someone in a general group regardless of how well they actually fit into that group. However, the attributes that society selects differ according to time and place. What is considered out of place in one society could be the norm in another. When society categorizes individuals into certain groups the labeled person is subjected to status loss and discrimination. Society will start to form expectations about those groups once the cultural stereotype is secured.

Stigma may affect the behavior of those who are stigmatized. Those who are stereotyped often start to act in ways that their stigmatizers expect of them. It not only changes their behavior, but it also shapes their emotions and beliefs.  Members of stigmatized social groups often face prejudice that causes depression (i.e. deprejudice). These stigmas put a person’s social identity in threatening situations, like low self-esteem. Because of this, identity theories have become highly researched. Identity threat theories can go hand-in-hand with labeling theory.

Members of stigmatized groups start to become aware that they aren’t being treated the same way and know they are probably being discriminated against. Studies have shown that “by 10 years of age, most children are aware of cultural stereotypes of different groups in society, and children who are members of stigmatized groups are aware of cultural types at an even younger age.”

 

This leads me to thinking of the relation of Perception versus Reality. Some people may feel that what others perceive is not true…But what is reality and what Is the truth? Who can determine that another person’s experience is not true??

I realize that it is often one thought, that leads you to go and search for what it really means. Then through that many other topics are linked whereby we can find out more about.. it’s amazing when we start to think… then there will be more to learn about..

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Author: xinymous

i just love to write. so i just keep writing... i love the ocean, love the sea...it calms me down. waves come and go.. just like episodes/phases of life... water flows.. i close my eyes, imagine...and that's how my thoughts flow...

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