Do Tell: How Did Your Teenage Years Affect Who You Are Now?

Nerdy, popular, weird, athletic. It's easy to get labeled in high school, and the identity others place on you can help determine how you see yourself into adulthood, even if the label is no longer appropriate.

In the July issue of Harper's Bazaar, the lovely Kate Winslet talks about still finding it odd being described as beautiful:

"Because I think what you feel like as a teenager never really goes away. If you were teased for being fat or thin or having bad teeth, you're always insecure about that particular area of yourself. So I've never thought of myself as any kind of beauty, iconic or otherwise."

It's hard to imagine this gorgeous, down-to-earth, and talented woman not thinking of herself as a beauty, but I've known other beautiful women who are like her. (Honestly, these women tend to be cooler than those who have always felt gorgeous!)

So how did your teenage years affect who you are now? Were you labeled in ways that no longer fit who you are, but you find it hard to let go of?

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