Top Ten Most Misunderstood Types of People

People unfairly stereotyped, it's irritating to me. We should all accept each other.

The Top Ten

1 Emos

Emo isn't about self harm or loathing life or depression. These are qualities of people with depression. Emo culture is about being in touch with your emotions, it's like goth culture, but less angsty. It is also is music genre, emocore. It also has subgenres such as emo pop. It is about life. Actual real life. Pop sings about how great everything is, while emo sings about real problems and what makes life sucks. - ToptenPizza

I don't know why people can't open their eyes and realize an Emo is not depression. - JAE29

The stereotype that emo kids are depressed, cutters and do drugs is completely false.

My crush is an emo. - Pegasister12

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2 Goth

Goth fashion is the expression of oneself through the color black. I find that very intriguing. I wear mostly black too, but that's just because I'm too lazy to deal with fashion, and there's almost no way of messing up black... - keycha1n

Gothics are not depressed people who practice worshipping Satan. As a Goth, people have asked me,"If you are Goth, then how are you Christian? " And "How are you still alive, since you were Goth I though you committed suicide". Comments like those hurt me. The real meaning of Gothic culture is to find beauty where others typically don't. Gothic Culture is beautiful, where as for some Goths, Black is more of a formal wear. And now with religion,they are classified to be Satan worshippers is what people tell others. But they are all different religions.

Goths are NOT creepy drug addicts! They are just people who try to make a statement, and they go against societies standards. They just genuinely enjoy the darker side of things, pike metal, and they don't like to stay in ignorance. I think goth fashion looks cool. - ToptenPizza

Different people around the world always thinks that Goths are "all bout Satan/Drugs/Alcohol/Being Evil, etc." which is bull because not all Goths worship Satan or anything like that. I'm a Goth and the Gothic Subculture is more focused on the mindset, the music, the literature, the fashion, the arts, anything like that. Call us "artistic" if you want, but just remember, Goths are humans too. But it's not just Goths that are misunderstood, it's also Punks, Metalheads, Steampunks, and Lolitas.

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3 Nerd

Nerds are very smart, they won't end up flipping burgers, but actually changing the world, inventing something. They study, and don't party all the time. - ToptenPizza

I'm a proud nerd, and I'm still known to be cool and dynamic, and not necessarily awkward and weird. - PositronWildhawk

I am a gaming, school, research, book, Internet, and Bible nerd and I am proud of it

I could make a Fallout joke but it'd be confusing to not Bethesda fans... - EliHbk

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4 Punk

Punk was a movement going against what was mainstream, punk music sings about things like unpopular views on politics. It is about being yourself, even if it isn't "perfect" in society's eyes. - ToptenPizza

5 Hippie

I embrace '60s music, culture, and fashion and identify strongly with hippies. In fact, I've been called one before, and I take it as a compliment. However, it doesn't mean that I'm a junkie who thinks 9/11 was an inside job. - PetSounds

Hippies/Hipsters are very misunderstood. - Turkeyasylum

What hippies desire is for world peace, and the enviorment to be fixed. They are brave enough to protest against what they don't like. They are very kind people, and want the best for everybody. - ToptenPizza

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6 Rock Fans/Metalheads

I'm a serious rock/heavy metal fan and do I look like a person who would do drugs? Absol-utley not! Why doesn't this stereotype die in a fire already? - RiverClanRocks

This needs to be number one, People think the music is evil, satanic. They blame it on what's wrong with the world. Makes criminals. And the people who think pop rock bands are rock. They aren't. Move out of the way for REAL ROCK. Rock N Rollers and Metal heads unite! - RustyNail

It's not like they all do drugs and drink a gallon of beer every night. - HoH

I like rock.

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7 Art "Freaks"

I know too many of these people though, not that they are bad. Just that every girl I know has drawn enough anime girls that she could make a whole art blog website! - EliHbk

Being artistic ≠ being freaky. I don't get why anyone with any sort of vision gets shunned, and constantly criticized for being different, or having a little thing called creativity, and stereotyped as starving weirdos. - ToptenPizza

Because the U.S. is filled with too many idiot conformist sheeple useless eaters that only care about stupid sports and vulgar disgusting consumerist materialism.

8 Preps

Some preps actually like stuff like Starbucks, Facebook, fashion, pop music, etc. But the ever-growing army of hipsters needs to make sure they are made fun of for it. Ew, you like something mainstream, f u! - ToptenPizza

9 Introverts

American society is not safe for these people. I'm an introvert, and I'm thought of as boring, shy, rude, and even prideful just for either wanting solitude or just not showing emotion. True that America can be annoying because all it cares about is loud parties and talking.

If you aren't an extrovert you are seen as either hostile or weird. Some people are simply more comfortable not feeling any pressure or drama from socialization.

Just because someone is an introvert doesn't mean they're not social.

"Quiet people have the loudest minds"��"Stephen Hawking

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10 Band Geeks

What is so socially unacceptable about being able to play an instrument? In the media they are teased for not playing good. In reality, we work as hard as we can, learning very complicated peices, and understanding the notes and blending sounds. We practice for an hour, if you think it takes so little work, why don't you try it? - ToptenPizza

This society is stupid, they don't like them cause the instruments. But people want to be a rock star,. They want to play guitar, bass guitar, drums, electronic things. People think that its lame, now I don't like band, I'm not in it, but I do play guitar - RustyNail

It's much harder than you think it is. Go ahead, pick up an instrument and sight read a piece of music. - Turkeyasylum

This is a spongebob episodd - Lunala

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11 Athletes

Athletes must wear the same label as jocks, when they have many differences:

Jocks- bullies who show little ability for their sport, believe what they play is the only sport, and have no brains.

Athletes- all around athletic people who have passion for sports and also keep up with their school work. They enjoy being fit and active. - ToptenPizza

Believe it or not, as much as I hate jocks, I am fine with athletic people. I even know someone who is athletic, yet he hates jocks! - Pony

All the kids in my school that excel at sports are generally smart and cool people. - Cheese567

Athletes are smart and doing what they do nothing more but when they bully they are no longer called Athletes bu jocks

12 ADHD People
13 Religious People

It's rare to find an atheist who genuinely respects a religious person and understands why they believe what they believe. That's asking for too much though. - keycha1n

Well I can say that as an atheist I love the study of religion and the prospects of it. Most atheists I know really just don't care about religion whatsoever, but that doesn't mean they disrespect it. Most people don't take kindly to those who disrespect another's beliefs and there are only a few that are disrespectful that make the entire crowd seem that way as well. - TheYaoiTitanic

I like to be religious. People think religious prophets are terrorist but most aren't

I'm an atheist and I honestly think that it is okay to be religious. - IcetailofWishClan

Most commonly known for terrorism ):

14 Autistic

People with autism are in touch with their EMOTIONS and the stereotype of autistic people being dumb is dumb in itself because there is so many smart autistic people out there. I have to hide the fact that I am autistic from my peers, for the fear of being ridiculed.

I am a high schooler with autism my self. And I hate the stereotype that autistic people are dumb. 15 years old, in the freshman class and I am in Algebra II.

They aren’t sociopaths! For the last time! - Lunala

15 Vegans/Vegetarians

Normally around people they treat me normally UNTIL they offer me meat and I politely tell them I am a vegetarian. First they mistake me for a vegan which I don't mind, but I do correct them, then they start talking about all the "good" things I am missing out; an example: "so you don't eat beef jerky!? What about chicken noodle soup? Roast beef, turkey, ham?! " then tell me how crazy I am and laugh. Usually I don't care but it's almost every person who cannot except that I am not like them and give me stupid nicknames that so offended me, people I am not very close to buy me "I am a proud meat eater" shirts knowing I don't eat meat.
Most people don't understand why I don't eat meat and when I explain how I feel better NOT eating meat they tell me I am wrong, but anyways it really sucks how people who eat meat cannot accept the choices I and many others make. Sometimes people just say "cool" and move on which is nice, but I hate explaining myself to people about my eating habits.

Everyone thinks I'm weird. Suddenly they're all protein experts like.

(I spelled all that wrong on purpose by the way.)

(I'm a vegetarian.

16 Muslims

Muslims have terrorists. Non-muslims have all type of criminals

What Muslims are doing in Europe is absolutely intolerable.

17 Memers
18 Bronies

It's rather unwholesome for grown men to enjoy a T.V. show aimed at little girls. And even more so to derive their identities from being fans of said T.V. show.

Everyone thinks bronies are gay and dumb, but we're not. What are you? - sdgeek2003

Why so much hate?

Should AT LEAST be in the top 5.

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19 Atheists

Most of us don't want to kill religious people, worship the devil, or burn down churches. We're just rational.

People think if you don't believe in god, you love / believe in the devil. No, atheist means not believing in ANYTHING. Heaven and hell, Jesus and god,etc - RustyNail

20 Mormons

Mormons are the most misunderstood people out there

21 Furries
22 Serial Killers

Wait what? They kill innocent people they are bad people - LoboMaloso

They don't have emotions but people who kill criminals, corrupt leaders, basically corrupt sadistic people are not serial killers they are people who do justice

They're awful, but obviously misunderstood. A psychopath is someone who quite literally cannot process human emotions. That's far more sad than scary to me! - keycha1n

Serial Killers are really misunderstood. Almost every serial killer had a terrible childhood and satanic parents. The only reason they kill is mostley because they fear others and eventually it turns into an addiction. They start doing it more and more.

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23 Gays/Lesbians

The bible says it is wrong but they are people too

They can stay in their closets instead of trying to force their agenda upon all of society.

Watch modern family they are two types of people

24 LaVeyan Satanists
25 Blondes

I am blonde and one of the smartest in my grade

I just don't get why people automatically assume that someone is dumb just because they are blonde. As a blonde, I take huge offense to that. I have a 140 IQ which is not in any way dumb.

I know countless intelligent and nice blondes. - Lunala

26 Gamers
27 Conservatives

I mean we have serial killers on this list, so we might as well have Conservatives right?... As a Conservative I am nowhere near as hateful or as crazy as the media says I am, and without a doubt people judge me before they even meet me. Even you reading this right now, you're probably judging me. Everyone here saying that they are misunderstood should know exactly how I feel. Even if I disagree with you, I'll still defend to my death that you have a right to say it. Not everyone gets along or agrees, I understand that, and that's why life is so amazing...we should appreciate our different opinions instead of trying to shut each other out. I feel like this is going to fall on deaf ears but I'll always be me.

28 Bi-polar
29 Satanists
30 Hipsters
31 Rock/Metal Musicians

People keep calling my favorite rock/metal artists "satanic". Especially Marilyn Manson. He's never claimed to be satanic! He's just a normal person like everyone else.

32 Gang Members
33 Transgenders

Should be number one

34 African Americans
35 Redheads
36 Sensitive
37 Christians
38 Extroverts
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