Being overweight or obese can place a person in many stigmatizing situations. Stigma comes in many forms; criticisms, others making negative assumptions, inappropriate or nasty comments.
Here is a list of the top ten sources of such stigma.
1. Family members
4. Sales clerks at stores
6. Co-workers or colleagues
9. Servers at restaurants
Research suggests that people may confront a range of sources of stigma at all levels of overweight but experience more stigma from family members as their weight increases.
Younger individuals were more likely to report being stigmatized by classmates, teachers, and nurses than older individuals.