This paper examines stereotypes people endure during their lives, such as, people that are overweight, people with tattoos, and politicians. When people are stereotyped against it can affect their live in a negative way and the affects can shape a person's choses in the career they choose, the person he or she chooses to marry, and how they perceive themselves. How Pre-existing Beliefs Distort Logical reasoning explains how when a person is stereotyped against it can determine how a person sees themselves fitting into society. Stereotyping Has Lasting Negative Impact will explain even after a person leaves a situation where stereotyped against it has a lasting effect on the decisions he or she makes in his or her life. Making people aware of the effects stereotyping has on others may help others be careful with the words and actions they use when speaking to or interaction with others. The goal of this paper is to show there is proof stereotyping has a lifelong effect on people regardless if the stereotyping is intentional or innocent.
Stereotyping is when something is believed about a group of people that is untrue or only partly true. When someone stereotypes against a group of people they tend to not understand that group or do not want to understand them. Some groups of people that will be discussed in this paper are stereotyped against because they are overweight, tattooed, and politicians. As humans we tend to allow negative stereotyping to determine our thoughts, feelings, and our lives in general. According to April Kemick, from the University of Toronto it has been proven that stereotyping has a lasting effect on people's lives (Kemick, A. 2010).
The negative effects of stereotypes creep into society and sometimes start with an innocent beginning. The public sees a group as a whole according to their race, national organ, religion, ethnic background, sexuality, and the list can go on and on.
It is easy to look at a group of people and determine in your own mind how these people may live, act, and think without getting to know them. If you do not try to get to know people you do not understand or do not want to understand, than you may not get a full picture of who they are and how they live.