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Cheryl Green (Southern Connecticut State University School of Nursing, USA)

Social Justice Case Studies

ISBN: 978-1-80455-747-1, eISBN: 978-1-80455-746-4

Publication date: 9 February 2023


Confused and bewildered; misunderstood. When a human being appears different from another, in absence of a desire to commune together, the decision is made by one to be misunderstood. Isolation is then the life to which the misunderstood person must consciously decide to relegate themselves to, or to reach out to others and take the risk to be vulnerable but mentally free of boundaries imposed by others. However, being misunderstood can be an asset when one embraces their own differences as strengths that make them unique. Viewing differences as strengths can empower persons who are misunderstood to have a strong identity and self-concept. Hence, be better capable of effectively coping with the negative behaviors of others.


Green, C. (2023), "Misunderstood", Social Justice Case Studies, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 53-58.



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