I'm 22 years old. I have a job. I have a steady boyfriend. I have bills. I have a cat.
When I went to see Men in Black III the guy selling tickets checked my ID. Last weekend I tried to go out with my friends and got denied entrance to a bar because they thought my license was fake. When I met clients in the lobby this morning they asked if my mom or dad had brought me to work with them.
I wear sophisticated clothing (for the most part, sometimes I'm more casual, but rarely). I wear natural looking makeup. I style my hair. If anything is going to make me appear my age it's going to be my demeanor and attitude. Anyone have some good advice?
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I know exactly what you mean. I'm 22 and still get asked "what grade are you in?" It can get annoying at work because people will think l don't know what l'm talking about or expect me to act a certain way. When l want people to take me seriously l have show them l mean business and let the way l present myself do a lot of the talking as well as making sure my words say l know what l'm talking about. Usually then people will listen but sometimes get really defensive which is when l back off enough to not appear threatening.
Outside of that l get a kick out of it. I like asking people how old they think l am and enjoy watching them suspiciously check my id, etc. I also hope this means l look young for a while longer than normal.
Try not to appear like an unsure teen and let your body language show your maturity as well as speaking like an adult. Avoid repeatedly using the words like, ya know, jus sayin, etc. Prove to people you know what you are talking about. All this tends to do me well.0