Social Rejection


  • Prof. G. Anburaj Assistant Professor of English Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr. T. Mangayarkarasi Assistant Professor of English Rani Anna Govt. College for Women Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India


Social rejection occurs when an individual is excluded from a social relationship or he/she is physically or mentally abused. People are socially rejected because of caste, religion, gender and colour. It can occur in any phase of life .It can increase creativity if the person is independent enough. Different people have different opinions and it is necessary to respect them all. Although humans are considered to be social creatures, rejection in one form or other is inevitable. It can become a problem when it is prolonged and unnecessary. There are two ways in ehich a person deals with rejection. One kind of people who are pessimistic and let such rejection affect their mental health and then there’s optimistic people who look for a silver lining in all places. The biggest hurdle is rejection be ready for it. The difference between successful people and the unsuccessful people is that the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically with a smile on your face.


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How to Cite

Anburaj, P. G., & Mangayarkarasi, D. T. (2019). Social Rejection. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(11), 10. Retrieved from