I don't much care if people have misconceptions about me. Most often, it's funny so I leave them to their misconceptions. When it should matter, I shrug and think, "okay, if you're so quick to misjudge, you're not someone worth being close to" and move on.
There's no way to prove anything to anyone who wants to retain their perception. So why waste time and effort?
People with the most misconceptions are the people who know me the most: My parents.
The assessments usually follow the lines of: a person who thinks he knows it all, selfish, lazy, uncooperative, unhelpful, and unethical, incompetent.
The bolded are, for the most part, misconceptions.
I think the longer you know someone, the less you tend to know about them. During the process of social penetration, people learn about each other. Once they meet hands they cease to devote the effort because to them the object has been reached. They may drift farther and farther without knowing it.
Personally, I think the cumulative process of peeling away the layers and watching a person unravel is a satisfying goal in and of itself.
-that I am unemotional and cold
-that I don't care about people
-that I am gay (don't know how much it was really said just in a joke so I am mentioning it, lol)
-that I just want to be left alone
-that I am in some way "inhuman"
Not seen like that by everyone, but at least by some people who don't know me really well or who don't get too well along with me.
That I'm an extrovert. That doesn't surprise me a great deal. I can be very outgoing, I like people or can give a good appearance of it, and apparently it is fairly common for more outgoing INFJs to mistaken for extroverts.
That I never get angry. I've heard this from a number of people. When the apocalypse comes, they are surprised.
That I read the dictionary. LOL.
That I don't want to be in a relationship.
I've been wondering lately what most people think of me. I'm not sure if it's so much that they're way way off most of the time, but I think they probably only see a very small portion of the full me. But maybe that's the case with everyone's perceptions of everyone.