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Bosch 1 Jordan Bosch Adam PSY 352 Assignment Three 11/22/16 I strongly identify with the physically and mentally disabled culture. The aspects of the culture which have been particularly influential in shaping my personality are the feelings of being seen less than, to those who are more able-bodied and those who do not suffer from mental health issues which interfere with daily living. This, results in others not wanting to associate with the disabled because they think they are better than those who are disabled or they do not understand and thus they let the feeling of uncertainty dictate fear of the disabled. There is also, a misconception in main stream society where individuals think if one is physically or mentally disabled they are incapable of being intellectual or advancing in school/workforce. This has shaped my personality because others do not want to hang out with me because I cannot run and play. This left me isolated and stuck hanging with the classroom aid and other adults at recess when I was younger. This intern contributed to my inability to connect or socialize with my peers and instead relating better to adults and more intellectual conversation at a young age. As I become older people did not want to hang out with me because I use a wheelchair and crutches which makes going places with me “more” difficult because I cannot just hop in a car and go somewhere. In conjunction with my physical challenges, when I was older my mental health issues isolated me because people could not understand what I was going through and now that I had two issues which hindered me instead of one individuals thaught I was too much to handle. Within the culture there is a mutual understanding that being disabled is largely associated with negative terms like crippled within mainstream society. This has shaped my

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