Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Who Do They Think You Are #10

It's with two minds that today I present you the 10th installment of my 'Who Do They Think You Are?' series, after some criticism. Despite my first post in the series introducing the idea and explaining all about it, I've still been subjected to nasty comments from 'anonymous' keyboard warriors calling me superficial and a disgusting person to share the best of it.

However, the beautiful lady you see below approached me asking to be a part of it and I wanted to give it another shot.

Next month I hope to do a revisit of the first post, with more judgement of myself with a re-evaluation of what I hope to achieve from this social experiment. I hope you enjoy and would love your input/thoughts.




Upon viewing this photo and being asked the points in bold a 28 year old, Male answered this:
Name: Sarah Smith
Age:19 or 20
Occupation: Student
Location: London
Hobbies include: Reading and Playing an Instrument
Musical taste: Pop maybe a bit of Pop/punk
Other: Shy, not outspoken.



A 21 year old Female said:
Name: Louise or Angelica come to mind, no idea why!
Age: 15/16
Occupation: None or works in a cafe at weekends?
Location: London
Hobbies included: Dancing or gymnastics, seeing friends, she could be quite sporty as well.

Musical taste: Typical chart stuff like One Direction, Little Mix etc etc
Other: This person's smile makes her look like she's bubbly and fun to be around. (Typing that makes me think that bubbly is quite an odd way of describing someone..) Its really strange to think of all these things based on a photograph, but people do it daily (maybe not in so much detail). Even if people don't think they're doing it, they are! But then I think it works the opposite way because people dress/look/act a certain way depending on their lifestyle or what they're doing, or the message they want to give out.


And a 28 year old Female though the following:
Name: Courtney
Age: 16
Occupation: Student
Location: USA
Hobbies include: I think she seems like a sporty girl so something like cheerleadering/dance.
Musical taste: Hip-hop? I'm not sure! haha! Or maybe RnB like Rhianna or Beyonce.
Other: I think she'd be a big family person. Maybe has a little sister. Loves being with her friends but is a little shy.



And the true answers, from the lady herself are:
 

Name: Jade
Age: 17 (turning 18 in February)
Occupation: Student
Location: Curacao (Caribbean Island)
Hobbies include: Writing/+ Blogging, crafting, drawing, painting, baking,watching films, dance: ballet & modern.
Musical taste: Rock (mostly singer songwriter & bands like "The Fray")
Other: I am friendly. Down to earth person. I love to laugh, although I do have times where I want to be alone in my blogging/writing world. I love to buy things. Trying my best to only buy the things I need. Animal lover. Want to be a journalist but I'm going to study English or English teacher. I sometimes speak my mind.





For the background behind this series click here. And to take part by either being judged or judging a photo please email me at underlandtowonderland[@]gmail.com with 'STRANGERS' in the subject line!


21 comments:

  1. It's sad that you've had some negative comments on this idea. I quite like it! I like the idea that people guess things about you, and then seeing how wrong or right they are. I think it's a nice bit of fun, and it really highlights the way that we assume things about people. It's not as though the "Judgers" are judging the person, I think they are more assuming things about the "jundgee" (clearly, I'm making up words that start with "judge"). It's a nice way to show people that you can't always assume you know things about a person.

    I'm also curious to know how easy it is for the judgers to come up with their answers. We all judge to some degree, even id it's not consciously, you'd be stupid not to judge people, situations and such, it could be really unsafe at times, but seeing how easy it comes to people, says a lot about how we do it so naturally that we can pretty much assume anything about anyone. If that even made any sense...

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    1. Thanks! That was my intention exactly ;) haha

      I know right?! I find it really hard sometimes, then other times its like when you see someone in the street and think, 'They look like a Susan!' You know what I mean?
      I just thought it was an original and fun idea for a series that helped highlight how we judge people. I'm glad some people understand :D

      xo

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  2. That's so rubbish that people saw this as a negative thing! If anything, I think you're just proving that you really can't judge anyone based on their looks! I'd love to know how people guess the name, I can't say I'd be very good at that! xx

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    1. I know eh?! Thank you :) At least we all know that it's not like that.
      With the name sometimes I find that someone just looks like a certain name and others are harder to guess! You should have a go!

      xo

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  3. I think is an awesome idea, it highlights the fact that we can never and shouldn't judge someone based upon appearance. I've always grown up believing this and take everyone at face value and get to know them. I can't believe you've had negative feedback bout this, it's both interesting and thought provoking! Great post. - Tasha

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    1. Thanks Tasha! That's exactly what I hoped people would see. I'm glad you find it interesting!!

      xo

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  4. How could anyone see this as a negative thing? I think this is SO eye opening, insightful and really fun. This idea is absolutely awesome. This is the first post of the series I have come across, so excuse me while I check up on the others :P

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    1. Thank you! Im very glad you think so :)

      xo

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  5. I don't see why you'd get negative comments, as long as the person is willing to do it and gives permission. It's almost like a psychology experiment, except you can get away with it more on social media without having to submit it to the psychological board, which would never be passed because of 'psychological harm' and ethics. Good post Danielle!

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    1. Thank you :)
      And yep, I never ask anyone to take part. Everyone featured has come forward of their own accord, so of course consented their permission.
      Its all a bit of fun anyways!

      Xo

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  6. I really don't see the negative in this. I think it's great.
    Interesting how many names people find that can fit me :P It's really fun to read as well. I am actually a bit shy indeed.. can't believe I didn't write that about myself. Allot of what they wrote.. are pretty similar to who I am.. So well done to those people :P- 19 20?? wow! That's the first time someone thinks I'm around 20 :P It's mostly 16.
    Love it :D
    Thank you Danielle and to everyone who guessed things about me :D
    Jade x

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    1. Ah Im glad you enjoyed it and some of the answers were close! Thanks again for volunteering!

      xo

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  7. It's sad that people felt the need to be negative about this series, I think it's a great experiment and a reminder not to judge other people too quickly--so often our first impressions are wrong!

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    1. I try not to focus on the negative and always delete 'hate' comments anyway, but thought Id mention it to explain why the series had stopped.
      Im glad so many others understand and like the concept though.
      Thank you!

      xo

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  8. I found this blog really interesting Danielle. I have to agree with all those above, in that it's a rather cool experiment and a reminder not to assume we know people by looking at them and not to judge. In today's society there are so many labels that I feel it's become somewhat automatic to put people in categories by how they look or how they dress. This is a great post to give pause for thought on that! :) xx

    Lucy x |~ LULU Locket || Lifestyle Blog ~

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    1. Thanks so much!! This is the most good feedback I've gotten through the full series haha.

      xo

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  9. I really like the concept Danielle! I commute to work every day and often look at people on the train and think about their stories. I just read your fist original post, didn't realise it was almost two years ago! I would happily participate if you like :)

    www.sunnydei.com

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  10. Totally didn't press the 'notify me' button so posting this again so I can see your response! x

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    1. Haha, bless you. Thanks so much! On the train was exactly where I got the idea as I do just the same. It seems that people do it in two ways though. Either looking for the good in people, or looking for the bad.
      I hope though this people will 'judge' others in a positive way instead of not taking the only seat on the bus because the person sat there has a chest tattoo... ;)

      Definitely give me and email and I'll find someone to answer what they think of your photo! underlandtowonderland[@]gmail.com

      xo

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  11. Oooh I absolutely love this, what an interesting series!!

    Sophia :)


    Small and Happy lifestyle blog

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