Stereotypes And Misconception In Society

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Just like a fingerprint, no single individual is exactly identical, every person has traits that set themselves apart from one another, and make them unique in their own way. However, to this day society sees unique as “weird” or “odd” for little things such as not having the same characteristics. Classifying and placing people in categories based off of physical appearance or even hobbies is the “normal” and it has been that way since humans could conceive an opinion. With a substantial use of stereotyping throughout the media categorizing certain groups and perceiving them negatively, the world has been heavily influenced to follow in the same footsteps and carry on that movement. Arising from stereotypes, misconceptions have become more common than ever, having false speculation about groups based on physical appearance or by word of mouth. Misconceptions along with stereotypes have shattered many individual’s reputation and have given others false assumption about how they are as a person. Short people have been subjected to being stereotyped and have been treated as less than human due to a lack in the height department. Being short does not indicate …show more content…

Stereotypes are a mental picture of a person or a group that is widely believed by many. Misconceptions are suppositions based on stereotypes of a person or group with no source of truth behind it. The difference between a stereotype and a misconception is that stereotypes are said to be “the ugly truth” and are commonly exaggerated whereas misconceptions have no known source of veracity. Misconceptions are often assumptions about a person that someone will make based on first glance. Stereotypes and misconceptions have been around for decades and are quite commonly heard throughout the world, especially in high school. In “2Fish”, a poetry book, Jhene Aiko vocalizes her input about stereotypes by

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