Stereotyping is the process of making assumptions or generalizations about a group of people based on limited knowledge, preconceived notions, or societal beliefs.


Characteristics are the identifiable traits or features associated with a particular group that are often assumed to be true for all members of that group.


Generalizations are the broad statements or beliefs applied to an entire group, assuming that all individuals within the group share the same characteristics or behaviors.

Negative Implications

Negative implications refers to the harmful consequences that can arise from stereotyping, such as discrimination, prejudice, or unfair treatment of individuals based on their perceived group identity.


Origins of stereotypes can be influenced by various factors including cultural norms, media portrayals, personal experiences, and social interactions, which contribute to the formation and reinforcement of stereotypes.