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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gauder, Dec 21, 2005.
Do they get started because there is a grain of truth to them or not?
Of course there is a grain of truth to them.....
Starts with a grain of truth.
and those grains of truth are very small. grains are small
It's easier for people if they can stick you in a generalized category. That way you can't punch holes in their personal reality bubble.
I've never met two people that were completely alike.
Many are very true , especially if you have seen a lot in the world .
However people can be good or bad , regardless of what they are "supposed" to be .
I stick to my own kind ....... WHEELERS
Absolutely. And grains, as we know, are what beer is made from, which just goes to show that alcohol consumption increases the use of stereotypes.
I would say that they are rooted in the truth, or what people PERCEIVE to be the truth. Unfortunately, the minute perception or assumption comes into play, the truth becomes someone's opinion. And therein lies the rub.
So what are You trying to say? It's not true what they say, some white folks can dance
Click for stereotypes!
I think that when someone forms a stereotype, it's from all the bad experiences they associate with a certain group with intrinsic similarities
You get robbed by some black guys twice, they're black, so there's your stereotype
You work with a great guy who's black at work who is just a damn good person.... he's just a guy, not a member of a group
the reason their are stereotypes is because people arent capable of interacting with everybody in society individualy so our brain categorizes people to make them easier to interact with so before you even meet somebody just by looking at them your brain has already figured out alot about them in theory, thats what i remember from the psych that i took
stereotypes get started,I think, because the person doing the starting had a bad experience with a member of a particular group in question.
Stereotypes are then taught to children who don't know any better, and also spread to other people who need people to blame.
This is how stereotypes are hatched and flourish.
Are they based in truth? only the truth as seen by the guy who had the original bad experience.. the rest is hearsay and self fulfilling prophecy...
in other words, people expect certain groups to act certain ways
and if you look for and expect certain behaviors out of certain groups, you'll find it.
and those who don't fit a particular stereotype are either ignored or accounted for, depending on your level of fairness and intelligence.
What I meant by stereotypes being heresay and not truth, you'll find that many people spread stereotypes without having direct experience with the groups in question.. these people just like to have something to talk about so their friends think they're cool.
All those who said stereotypes make categorizing people easier are dead on.
Stereotypes are only really bad though, when they focus on the negative, and replace critical thinking. It also helps if you keep them to yourself until you get the other guy figured out.
Funny thing is, if you think of the stereotypes of a certain group, usually most people from that group will fit them. There are exceptions of course. That's what I have encountered...
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