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The topic of sex and the many secrets and stereotyping that come with sexual biases and are usually discussed in low tones. However, over the last few years, the number of people coming out and are proud to let people know of their sexuality has been on the rise. Apart from josh groban crazy stupid love, famous hip-hop music artists and NFL player who openly accepts their sexuality, the number of high profile business people are also coming out and letting people know and take them as they are is growing. Have you been boxed in by stereotyping and other shenanigans that are making you afraid of coming out and living your life? It is a fact that in workplaces and other social arenas, bisexual and gay people get a cold treatment and sometimes outright discrimination. If you have ever experienced stereotyping and felt hurt, then written in this article are some simple tips to help you get over them.self acceptance

Self-Acceptance

The first thing you should do to avoid the victim mentality is to accept yourself. A study has shown that people who quickly get offended when people talk about their sexuality lack self-confidence or have not accepted themselves. Therefore, before you allow another person’s comment to get into your head, you have to make sure that you are comfortable in your own skin. Once you accept yourself, nobody’s criticism will make you feel bad or make you doubt yourself.

Be Open-Minded

Truth be told, you can control what other people think or talk. And once you know and are okay with that, then what other people say or think about your sexuality will not affect you in any way. Remember being open-minded will not only help you get past stereotyping but will also help you take control of a conversation whenever people start an offensive topic. Again study has shown that open-minded people rarely get offended with issues that are out of their control or people that cannot mind their own business.sexuality

Be Firm

Just because you are open-minded and accept yourself does not mean that you have to take in all the trash that shallow-minded people want to through at you. What this means is that sometimes you have to be strict and tough. When someone approaches you with BS, you need to stand firm and tell them to go to hell. Facts show that many gay and bisexual people tend to be timid and chicken out whenever every Dick and Tom invade their space. As a smart person, this should never be the case.