Stereotyping refers to an oversimplified attitude that people hold toward individuals outside one’s experience. Those who foster stereotypical values believe that they are different or rather superior to others. As such, a stereotype is a belief that a person belongs to a particular group based on particular characteristics. The beliefs may or may not reflect reality. Notably, racial profiling, sex age, religion, sexual orientation and physical ability are among various categories, which exist in stereotyping. The most predominant and controversial forms of stereotyping are sex and race. Accordingly, this paper looks into various negative effects of stereotyping and labelling.
There are many negatives effects that stereotyping causes in people. Among such negative effects,