Hey everyone. This is a more serious type of topic. I've talked to some people in real life about this, but haven't really gotten the advice I have wanted. So hopefully some of you here can help me out, so bare with me, this is kind of long. Alright, so for a year or two now I've felt the need to fit a "stereotype". A jock, a "Jersey Shore-er", a "Romantic"... list goes on. I think the reason why I've felt this way is because I feel like being "me" hasn't gotten me anywhere in life socially. I'm 17 and still a virgin. I've had like one girlfriend that wasn't even serious. And I wouldn't say I'm ugly either, nor am I like fat. Girls call me "cute". But for some reason I've felt that since being myself hasn't gotten me where I want to be socially, I should try being other types of "me" to see what works better. And the weird thing is, when I take on these stereotypical personas, I also feel the need to adjusts my tastes according to that stereotype. When I feel like being "Jock me" I'll start watching sports, etc. When I feel like being "Jersey shore me" I start wearing the 2 ed hardy shirts I have, and being like really into nice cars. When I feel like being the "Romantic, chill me" I'm more chill, friendly, etc. This sounds very mental as I am typing this but I can't seem to get away from it. And it's gotten to the point where I've become so wrapped around these personas that I've lost touch of who "myself" is. I wouldn't take on a stereotype I don't like, surely. Like, I wouldn't try and be "emo" etc. So most of the stereotypes I take on are because I can see myself being that type of person, so when I ask myself, "what do I truly like" I can't even answer that because I like all the things these "stereotypes" have to offer. If that makes sense. So I'm just looking for advice from you guys, words of wisdom, or which stereotype do you think will work better for me socially or something. I don't know. haha... Thanks for hearing me out if you've gotten this far.
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