4 Misconceptions About Me

1. I’m a goody two shoes

Some people think that being quiet equates for being a really nice and obedient daughter or a person. That’s what people always think of me when they first meet me. I mean, I am nice but sometimes I’m also stubborn and wouldn’t listen to my parents for instance. We get in arguments sometimes and misunderstandings just like other parent-child relationship does. I guess we just have different views on things and I needed to prove my point.

People are right about me being not a party girl though. I don’t really have any vices. I drink but not to the point of being really drunk (but sometimes I wonder how it feels and I wanna experience it lol) and I don’t smoke or do drugs. I go on a night out but only with my cousins and friends which happens like, thrice a year. I’m not saying people who does these things aren’t a good person. I’m just saying people’s assumption of me not doing those things are true.

2. I don’t talk

Yeah, right. I don’t talk. I don’t talk at all. I hate talking so much that I would just stare at you blankly when you ask me something or talk to you in sign language. Ugh sometimes I think I want to do just that to tell people that I don’t care if they see me that way. I hate it when they make fun of me being silent. I’m quiet at first cuz it takes quite some time for me to be comfortable talking to someone especially to a group of new people but it doesn’t mean that I don’t talk. It’s weird how I can be comfortable talking to just one person even if I just met them but uncomfortable in groups where sometimes I feel out of place. I hate small talks but I will talk to you all day long about certain topics and have a really good conversation. Just refrain from noticing me being quiet, telling everyone that I don’t talk, cuz it makes me more conscious and will even be more quiet. Just give me some time.

 

 

 

3. I’m boring

When they don’t know that I can be silly, funny, outgoing, a little annoying and crazy. Maybe they think that about me cuz I have a serious face or what they call a resting bitch face. That’s why I try to smile more to avoid that impression of me. I just tend to not open up that easily but when I do, then you might probably change your mind about me being boring.

4. I’m sosyal 

I don’t even know where they got this from. Maybe they assume that cuz of my parents’ job that they think we’re so rich, or for the way that I sometimes do things in a lady like manner or I’m mahinhin. People think I don’t do household chores, or doesn’t know how to wash my own clothes but I do. They think that I don’t eat simple Filipino food but they don’t know it’s one of my faves, for instance: dried fish and bagoong. And I like to eat with my hands.

We also used to live in a bamboo and nipa hut, so it’s not like I’m fed with a silver spoon on my plate. I have lived in the country side also. I can survive anywhere and I actually enjoy the simplest things of life.


How about you? Do people see you differently than you actually are?
 

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    Celeste
    July 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Oh my goodness yes they do. I can relate a lot to your first comment. I’m a very innocent looking individual but in reality I’m quite opinionated and energetic and whenever I break out of my shell with you, I’m a much different person.
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    Elisha
    July 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Hahahha! Ako for #4. I just dunno why pero hindi naman ako mahinhin, siguro lang if someone just don’t know me and also the way I dressed up. I am just making sure everytime I go out, neat ako. Ganun! Hahah! Pero burara ako, I talk much din.
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      Alissa
      July 29, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Haha. I’m sometimes messy too but not really messy, just unorganized.

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    Jean Pixie
    July 23, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    We’re quite the same when it comes to #2. I don’t really like talking especially when I’m surrounded with new faces. I don’t talk unless someone talks to me first… But I’m practicing to be more vocal especially at work since I’m working as a market researcher and we talk to people most of the time. And, #4, I get that quite a lot too. Some friends thought I don’t do housework but I actually do! I can even do carpenting, but just the light chores. Like hammering and stuff. Hehee.

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      Alissa
      July 29, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Carpenting? THat’s so cool! I never get the chance to do those kind of work. And yeah, I agree on the statement about not having a choice but to speak because of your job. The staff nurses before keeps telling me I’m quiet but they said that when I’m with patients though, I talk to them. Well, therapeutic communication is part of my job so..haha

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    Lou Castaneda
    July 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    #2 and #3 is just so me. I hate talking, like I really do. I can work with everything and move on with my life without talking. I really hate it when people judge me as to how they see me at school like [face down], wandering everywhere then prolly alone most of the time. Well, I do not really care if they see me as the “choosy” type, but I really pick those people I can really get along with and I don’t care if the topic’s boring or too much for a joke as long as I am comfortable. I just had to commend that tweet! 🙂
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      Alissa
      July 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks Lou! People don’t know that quiet girls are often the ones with the most thoughts. It’s just that they know how to filter it rather than talk and talk about nonsense things.

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    Joyce
    July 23, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    I can totally relate with # 3 and 4. A lot of people would assume that i’m a snob or sosyal, i really don’t know why. And i think i’m not boring, i’m just shy and socially awkward. haha.

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      Alissa
      July 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

      I hate it when they think I’m really rich like one time, we were cleaning and they won’t let me clean cuz they think I couldn’t do it. I think that’s hmm, there’s not even a word for it.

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    Corinne
    July 24, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I loved this post and might do something similar about myself. People think I don’t talk too haha.

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      Alissa
      July 28, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Haha funny how most bloggers are quiet but actually they have a lot of thoughts in their mind but just wants to write about it

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    Anna
    July 24, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Funny that the last misconception about you on the list totally contradicts the first three items.. mga tao nga naman. 😛

    The weirdest I’ve received so far is that I look taller in photos than in real life daw. Ah, okay. Lol. I’d say the boring part relates to me, but I already know and I agree that *I’m* boring, so.. lol.
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      Alissa
      July 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Haha. SOmetimes I think I’m boring too but only if I’m not really close with someone. How tall are you?

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        Anna
        July 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

        Shorter than 5ft, haha! 😛

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    Bea
    July 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    OMG~ I can relate to this. Not because we don’t talk a lot means we’re quiet. We just have so much thoughts..
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      Alissa
      July 28, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Exactly! and I don’t want to talk just for the sake of talking. Most people talk a lot but all they talk about is gossip and nonsense things. I’d rather keep quiet if that’s the case.

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    fitria listie
    July 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    oh, yes they do! people think i’m innocence but i’m actually a bitchy bitch if they know me so well. i’m an anti social and have a lot of villain side, but people think i’m cute and childish. and i have point #2 and #3 too
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      Alissa
      July 28, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Haha. I know exactly what you’re saying. Sometimes I have an attitude too when people get on my nerves. I don’t say it to their face but I would just hide it to myself mostly.

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    Dianne
    July 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    It’s also hard for me to start small talks. I tend to be really shy at first, or it depends to the place and people.
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      Alissa
      July 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

      For me, it really depends on the person.But I’m usually shy too.

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    MJ
    July 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

    It’s always a misconception that quiet people are like saints doing nothing wrong. But I’m glad that I found someone like myself that doesn’t even go out frequently in a year and also just with my friends or cousins if given the chance.
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      Alissa
      July 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Yeah I’m not really the type of person who likes to go to parties just because. I go to parties to spend time with friends and cousins and that’s the main reason.

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    Jhanz
    July 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I guess this post just goes to show that there is more to what people see on the outside! Hehe! 🙂
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    Rej
    July 28, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I think a lot of us have really been misjudged by other people just because of first impressions, the way we look, the way we talk, even the way we move (how crazy is that???) Anyway, at least people who want to be your friend have a go-to post to read before actually judging you. 🙂 x

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      Alissa
      July 28, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Haha yeah, at least. And we all have different versions of ourselves that aren’t actually the real us when we’re with strangers so first impressions doesn’t always last.

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    Jhecel
    July 28, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I recently found out what other people think about during a group discussion. They thought I’m a typical Maria Clara. If only seen me how I balter and do my moves. 🙂 We’re the same at #1 I do not have vices too.
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      Alissa
      July 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Glad I’m not alone haha

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    Jomil Adrielle
    August 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    People think that I am mataray and I don’t talk to people because I am masungit… but what.. I am not.. I like talking to people especially online but I am quite shy when in person heheh.. But I’d love to think that I am approachable hehehe

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      Alissa
      August 4, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Same for me too. I think I’m approachable when I smile more. haha.

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    Crystal @ Dreams, etc.
    August 6, 2015 at 10:21 am

    People see me as being quiet too, which is totally not the case. In fact, my family laughs at that assumption because I’m really talkative. It just needs to be the right time and the right place. I’m also not one for small talk, because I don’t really see the point in it. If you want to have a real conversation, I’m all yours, but if you just want to exchange pleasantries, find someone else. It’s not because I’m trying to be rude or because I’m shy or quiet, it’s just because I’d rather have a real conversation.

    Great post!
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    Chrizzia
    August 17, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I could relate to this sooo much!! It’s like, what you see is what you DON’T get. Haha
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