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when we seek out information that supports our stereotypes we are engaged in ________.

we are engaged in making judgments about other human beings.

Our stereotypes are often very well constructed in social media, and can have powerful effects on how we see ourselves and others. We tend to think that people of color are inherently more violent, that gay people are less intelligent, and that women are usually more aggressive and aggressive men are usually more of asexual. In reality, these stereotypes are extremely inaccurate. They are based on a lot of assumptions about the kinds of people who are stereotyped, and how those assumptions make us feel.

It’s a very important part of self-awareness to take the time to take into consideration the stereotypes that you may be experiencing as a part of your self-awareness. If you have a negative opinion of someone and you find yourself sharing that negative opinion with them, that is a sign that you are engaged in stereotyping that person. Self-awareness is a two-way street.

I’ve been a part of a couple relationships (both with other women) where the partner I thought was better was the one who was just as bad. They really didn’t like each other at all. But I think self-awareness is especially important in these situations. I find it helpful to think about and realize that when I’m dealing with my own insecurities, so too am I dealing with my ex’s insecurities.

Stereotypes are like dog whistles, we can ignore them, but when we have them we need to understand them and how they are affecting us so we can stop engaging with those insecurities. Self-awareness is also a form of self-defense. If you are engaging in a stereotype that is harming you, you need to stop engaging with it.

I think it is important to understand when we are engaging with stereotypes and self-defenses, but that is an issue for another time. For now, let’s just focus on how we can stop engaging with our insecurities.

We can also recognize when we are engaging with stereotypes and self-defenses, but this is not an easy task because stereotypes and self-defenses are rarely black and white. They can be gray, and they can be colored. As I read the book, The Color of Self-Defense, I came across some instances of stereotype and self-defense that were colored with more shades of grey than I was aware existed. Let me explain.

Stereotypes are beliefs about people’s inherent personality traits. Like the ones we hold about people, our stereotypes are not black and white. They can be the opposite of each other. The best example being that people who are prone to violence tend to be the violent ones. So if someone is a violent person, it’s a bit harder to be a violent person yourself, even if you think you’re not.

That said, if you look in your own life, you will see that you have very few stereotypes. Most of the stereotypes you encounter are just as much misperceptions of your own personality as they are of other people. And they are all wrong. In fact, they are often highly inaccurate.

The fact is that you have a wide variety of people in your life, all of whom are generally more than capable of being extremely angry. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t capable of being angry in some other way either. We all have a certain degree of anger in us, but that anger is not innate. It has to be learned, just like we learn how to drive a car.

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