We're all someone what familiar with this term and know it's not such a good thing, but do you know how to define it? Well, you will now...a stereotype is a "fixed" way of thinking about people in which you classify others into specific categories without much room for individualism or variation. For example, if you believe that Asian people are smarter than other people, you are making a blanket statement that does not allow for some individual variation - such as some Asian people who are not so smart. In this case, you categorize all Asians as having the same characteristic and don't leave open the possibility that some people don't have these characteristics.

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