Season 2/Episode 7: Stop Stereotyping
In All Seriousness
Get to Know a Person
In this week’s episode, Tony apologized for his tendency to stereotype accountants. That led to a plea for all of us to stop stereotyping.
Tony told listeners to avoid asking a person what they do for a living, if they’re meeting for the first time. If that person asks you that question, say, “What do you think I do?” This may open their eyes and get them to stop stereotyping.
Jill urged listeners to take the time to get to know who the person is.
Both have other suggestions:
- Look within to determine why you have a tendency to stereotype
- Ask questions related to what a person feels and values
- Consider that nothing positive comes from stereotyping
If someone has ever stereotyped you, how did that make you feel? What are you doing to avoid stereotyping others? Leave your response in our comment section. We enjoy hearing from you.