I got inspired to write this article because, too often people want to put you in a box and define who you are. I am not one to stand by and let others get away. with putting a label on me. Last year I lost my teaching position to a less qualified teacher because my principal is not smart enough to see reality.
I think it is very important to be aware of this type of situation. How do you keep yourself from being a victim? I simply ignore people who do those type of labeling, more often than not these people are dealing with their own self-inadequacy. It is easy for them to judge others because that is how they feel about themselves deep inside.
Next time someone tries to define you, take a moment ask yourself why? Take a deep breath! walk away with a smile and know that you are special in your own way no matter what . That is what I do. No need to get upset.