Ivy Cheang

Richmond Hill, On, Canada

About Ivy


I'm a 16-year-old who refuses to be framed into any marginalized group. I'm 16, but not all the stereotypes that follow the label. The same goes for any other label I fit under. Seeing my parents divorce taught me to be skeptical. Immigrating taught me to be grateful for being an outcast. Moving around taught me the pointlessness of labels. My mother taught me to not depend my heart on others. Still learning from life.


Cantonese, Chinese, English

I'm passionate about

Science, technologies, art, culture, psychology, humanity etc.

Talk to me about

Anything you want, my sole wish is to understand different people, which is what I think perfect for this community, where people share their ideas.

People don't know I'm good at

Any logical, talk to me in logic and you should find me understanding.

Comments & conversations

Ivy Cheang
Posted almost 3 years ago
Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test
If it's simply the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, then my sister would be 80-90% of a psychopath. People who know her less well can likely make her into a psychopath for all they care. She's a self-diagnosed ADHD, which got me thinking... aren't ADHD and psychopath kinda similar? Surely enough, Google tells me the connection has been made before, especially in children. Really, I don't think that list works, and I have to agree that everyone is a little psychopathic. I've been known to be an overly kind person, but I still agree because isn't psychopathy basically using any method available to get what you want? I have a feeling a lot of people have done that. I stand by the belief that people simply lay on a spectrum with potential ends that we haven't found; everyone on the same spectrum, and there's no way of drawing a line between sanity and insanity. Psychiatry comes across a little judgemental to me. I love psychology because I want to understand, not define and label others. Can't we all just try to understand other human?
Ivy Cheang
Posted almost 4 years ago
Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite!
I for one experience the power of doodling myself. Currently a grade 11 student, I have been doodling in class for a long time. My last period for the semester is chemistry, where I have a teacher with an especially low voice. For the first few days, I find myself falling asleep during his class, so I started doodling in his class. Not only am I not sleepy anymore, I am 100% focused. In fact, when I had to go through the pain of memorizing the periodic table, I doodled in the process too. I found ti much easier to doodle my way through difficult classes, or when I'm lack of sleep, it simply wakes me. And if one wonders whether this means I don't absorb every piece of knowledge my teachers throw me, I do protest. I tend to do quite well in school, over 90 in english, mathematics and sciences. I went from a ESL student to getting a 90 in academic english within 2 years. I am also in a few grade 12 courses despite being a grade 11 student. I believe these facts exclude the argument that doodling distracts students. However, it does depend on the student. You can sure draw and tune your teacher out, I just choose not to.
Ivy Cheang
Posted about 4 years ago
Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough
This talk was related to me in a personal way. I am not diagnosed with anything, but my sister is long said to have a learning disorder. She even believe that she has ADD. I was taught by others to look at her as more stupid than I am, that she is bad at learning, but she proved that wrong. Similarly, she has a personality that might be irritating if it is any more significant. She comes up with random things to say, that's about all you usually see. Knowing her, however, I know there are disadvantages, which was unfortunately magnified by my mother. For example, she used to come up with ways to steal my mother's money. She was even convinced that she is in fact stupid and lazy. However, over the years, after traveling to various places, she saw the differences in people, she changed. she has come to terms with her own head, and found ways to eliminate her "problems". They appear to be nothing more than a personality. In fact, she got into the University of Toronto, ranking 39 in the world, and is doing fine with it. It made me wonder, at what point is one's personality a mental disorder? I wonder if there is mental disorder at all.