Prejudging People


#1

I think I’m pretty bad at this.

For example I saw this picture below and instantly made up my mind about this person without knowing anything about them.

So easy to do though, innit.


#2

so what do you think about this chap? He has the look of someone who knows he should be going home to read a bedtime story but is instead off to the presidents club charity dinner or some such event.


#3

What about this guy?


#4

Enjoyed him in Team America.


#5

he looks so sad


#6

Already 99% sure he’ll grow up to be a dickhead


#7

Not sure a thread about judging people is the wisest at the moment - please think carefully about what you post.


#8


#9

reckon I’d get on really well with this person


#10

this.


#11

I think I get prejudged quite a lot. Went to some super-indie gig in Cambridge and the organisers basically heavily suggested I was in the wrong place.

Just because I have a pair of shoulders and i’m not wearing a belle & sebastian t-shirt doesn’t mean I can’t be here, fuckos!

Edit: Mind you, they later confirmed their dickheadedness by chatting loudly through the bands that THEY WERE PUTTING ON.


#12

Yes, I intentionally said nothing about what I thought about the person and also didn’t ask other people what they thought. Just thought it interesting that I had such a strong reaction and what that means for me. Also, given that I’m probably not that unusual a person, what that means for society in general.

Definitely wasn’t looking to create a what do you think of this or that character thread.


#13

Yeah I know it’s not your intention, was just pre-empting someone coming along and thinking they were being funny and it all kicking off again…


#14

Not going to say. And not just because of the comments above.

Was more a point about the kind of reactions we have to people rather than the specifics of those reactions.


#15

Yeah no worries was just interested if there were similar physical/material characteristics which led to similar assumptions or reactions from folks. It’d just turn into a shitstorm though i am sure.


#16

London based Manchester United fans, but @Antpocalypsenow is actually a really nice guy.


#17

Now that I’m catching up on the issues that have flared up in the last couple of days, I think the risk of this thread going to places I hadn’t intended it to is quite high.

Feel free to shut this bastard down @moderators


#18

Closing thread as requested.


#19