In addition, your surroundings can be affected as well.
If you had a bad day because someone just stereotyped you, when you go home or to your friends you are going to be really anxious.
Every person, young or old, is labelled with either positive or negative stereotypes.
Sometimes we can find ourselves in a situation where we make stereotypes for a large group of people.
For instance if a kid is stereotyped as black and obese, how can these words make him feel good, so that he/she can move on to the next level? It puts even more pressure on how they feel, not only being around people who are labelling them, but being around people that they trust.
They will try to prove to them that this is just a stereotype and it does not exist.
Members of stereotyped groups worry of what they are doing, and this makes them stressed, because they think that they have to be perfect, in all aspects of their lives! When there is no one able to close people’s mouths, they start to become isolated.
In the same way they don’t talk, because they are afraid to say something wrong, so that they won’t look silly. For example, people seem surprised when they see men cry or being emotional.
It is easy to see that with are actions and sayings we are trying to kill emotions and thoughts!
We should learn how to control our feelings and emotions, instead of letting stereotypes control them.