Blondes, brunettes or redheads?

@mojcica (1512)
Slovenia
October 5, 2008 3:37pm CST
I'm a natural brunette but wear my hair blond for ages. I noticed the difference in how people starting acting towards me when I turned blonde. Instantly they founf me more aproachable, starting talking to me sooner, starting acting more openly, easy going. That just prooved me that people take brunettes to be more serious then blondes. We still have this strange stereotype about hair color - blondes are more fun, esay going, dumb, brunettes more serious, intelligent, complicated and redheads more fiery, hot tempered. Do you agree with these stereotypes? Have your experiences with blondes, brunettes, redheads prove them true or wrong?
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@Tianna2 (1273)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I really dont know how much of this is conscience stereotyping and how much is unconscious altogether. People may not even realize they are treating you different. As for me, my hair is naturally dark brown but I have had it blond a few times. I prefer it black with red highlights as that just fits with my skin color. I have noticed being treated slightly different with different hair colors though. Hugs, Tianna
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
6 Oct 08
Exactly, people do treat you differently, Im sure they dont realize but im also sure stereotypes do have impact on that behaviour. Thanx for your thoughts, Tianna.
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@sid556 (30987)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I'm blonde and I swear that is the most picked on one. I'm ok with the jokes but there are people that really, really believe that blondes are little no-minds. I have met countless people who once they get to know me a bit will say,"you aren't as dumb as I would have thought." I have experienced hot-headed redheads equally as much as the blondes and brunettes. The same with all the stereotypes. I think most people realize that hair color has nothing to do with the person but there are plenty who do seriously believe that it does.
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
6 Oct 08
Jokes should affect a blonde since she doesnt understand them anyway...yeah another one lol I dont care if they treat me blond (meaning dumb), i know my IQ is higher then most and if they think Im dumb just because of my haircolor, well thats their fault if they come on to me unprepaired hehe. I think being a blonde does have advantages as well as disadvantages (we all know what those are), but you do get things easier sometimes just becouse your blond ;) When theres a lot of traffic I just wiggle my hair a little and Im passing already hehe. Yeah, im one of those who enjoys taking advantages of hair color lol
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@sid556 (30987)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I have to agree with you on that one. I think people also associate blondes with innocence...not sure but I will say that I always get just warnings on speeding violations, etc. I've always been very quiet too so that only adds to the stigma...people do associate quietness with dumbness. I am ditzy but there is a vast difference between ditzy & lack of intelligence. I did some testing when I was younger to find my strong points in order to find a job that suited me. I was taking so long on the test...longer than the rest of the class that I began feeling dumb when I noticed that everyone was done & waiting on me. I just guessed my way thru the final part of the test. Next day, the teacher called me into her office. She had noticed that I looked up and saw everyone waiting and had glanced to see where I was at on my test. It was a timed test and we still had plenty of time but I thought that she too was anxious for me to get done. Come to find out, she'd given me a more difficult test than the others because i'd scored higher on quizzes than the others unbeknownst to me. I scored high up until that point.It was a major boost to my confidence and also an eye-opener as to what such stereo types can do to a person especially if it begins at a very young age.
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6 Oct 08
Haha. I kinda agree with your stereotype. I've definitely experienced with blondes. They are really as you say they were.
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
6 Oct 08
LOL you know what, once you meet a blonde who is not as you think she is be prepaired you just might get swept away by her :))) Sweet revange heheheh
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• United States
6 Oct 08
I've never formed a stereotype between natural hair colors. If I stereotype hair colors, it based on what color the hair is dyed. Black hair generally points towards emotional, perhaps depressed, women. Blonde hair show the woman is seeking attention from guys. Redheads, from my experience, are fiesty. Now that's not always the case, and definately not true for women trying to get gray hairs back to their natural color. However, I find myself more comfortable conversing with dark-haired women. I guess that's because I don't know many blondes or redheads.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
6 Oct 08
Im not sure if I know anyone who's trying to make a statment with the hair color, but I do agree with you in a way. Though most women change color because it would suit them better rather then trying to stand up to stereotypes.
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@dodo19 (42418)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Oct 08
My natural hair color is chestnut; it was between dark blond and light brown. But during the summer, I'd spend a lot of time outside. So my hair would become naturally blonder. But a year and a half ago, I changed my hair color to brown, though there are some red reflections. Other than because I wanted a change, the reason why I changed my hair color is that some friends would tease me and call my hair color blond. I know they were teasing and I don't deny that I did have some blond, but I was simply getting annoyed by it. I personally haven't experienced much of the stereotypes. I personally don't think that a hair color determines your personality. I think that we shouldn't judge someone based on these stereotypes.
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
6 Oct 08
I know we shouldnt, but it is done very often. Sometimes as a joke (teasing) sometimes the first impression really do struk as a stereotype. I think cahnging color or anything else for that matter should be done only for your own comfort, what makes you feel good no matter what others say.
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@Galena (9120)
5 Oct 08
I've been all 3. my favourite is what I have now, a lovely glossy blue black. it evens out the skintone, and makes my eyes stand out more. I liked being a redhead, as red tones really suit my skin and make me look lovely and pale. blonde I liked least, even though it is my natural colour. I looked washed out and sort of dull, and people treated me like an idiot.
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
6 Oct 08
i used to experiment with my hair color too. i was dark, red, orange, white lol you name it, I had it most likely hehe. I look dull in my natural brown color, my skin type is very light and coloring blond noone would say Im not a natural blond, becouse it suits perfectly to my skin tone. Its funny though how differently peopla are treating you just becouse of the hair color :)
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5 Oct 08
well i have naturally light hair myself but dye it dark brown, i have done for a while and like the colour and think it suits me so thats why. I have had natural hair colour before which is a dirty blonde colour and also had it dyed lighter to be really light i think it suited me at time but now im older i think this colour suits me better x
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
6 Oct 08
Thea say when getting older you should get whiter and whiter, though Im not sure, too blonde does not suit older person...looks kinda tarty. I guess they should add something to that saying lol The best thing is to find what suits the most to your skin tone and what makes you feel most comfortable I guess. Thx for posting on here!
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@shell94 (990)
• Canada
5 Oct 08
In 100% agreement with you on the stereotyping. I think for the most part they are incorrect, but I have come across a few that totally live up to what you said.
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
6 Oct 08
Yeah some really do act the way their hair tells them to instead of the head :))
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Many people think blondes are easier to seduce. They think they don't know as much. I know sterotypes aren't true. Sterotypes do not apply to everyone of that genre. I talk to a blonde normally. I don't dumb down words unless she doesn't understand what I am saying.
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Naaa, blondes ACT dumb because people think they do. Brunettes are about as ditzy as any blond, and red heads can be just as calm as any one else. Just ask me, I've been all three!*LMBO*