There are many groups of people that are being stereotyped in society every day. I have found that tattooed persons, feminists, and senior citizens. These are a few that I have dealt with in my live. We as humans are different in many ways. We come from different social lives, race, religion, ethnic groups. These back grounds help us to establish ourselves individually in society. Individual differences such as beliefs, race, religion and cultural background make us unique from others and sometimes cause others to form a biased opinion based on characteristics of their lifestyle. Categorizing humans is important for us to understand where we belong. Where we fit into our society demographically. Our beliefs are formed through learning experiences which help in teaching us to know right from wrong.
Within society, there are a multitude of groups, most of which have been stereotyped in one way or another. If you think about the groups mentioned, a certain thought or image will always enter your mind. This is how stereotypes are started; they are ideas held by some people about members of a particular group. Stereotypes can be positive or negative, but most are unfair and misleading. Devine, P. G. (2007).
When viewing the stereotype about politicians they are known as cheaters, shady, liars, corrupt, out to gain social, financial and political power, and they will say anything to get what they want and once they win, they will forget what they “promised” while on their campaign trail. The stereotype perceived politicians do not necessarily have to be bad they can be positive but more often than not they are negative. Also Ad Hominem attacks are very prevalent in today’s political arena. Argument from outrage is also another common form of fallacy that colors the political picture and distracts people from discussing real issues. I think the most