Stereotypes: Stereotype and Native Language Nepali

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Stereotypes are normally social, but not strictly social. From individuals to individual, the way they perceive someone or something is different. There is hardly anything we can generalize in absolute sense. My cognitive approach to an activity may be completely different than one next to me. Since stereotypes are not always negative and not always positive, ‘stereotype’ itself is an example of stereotype. Since it is psychic and social, everyone is stereotyped because of his/her cultural, social, economic, geographical and physical background. Personally, I like to know what people think about me; it can be stereotypical or just random assumption. Throughout my life until now as a university student, I am assumed something or some kind assumption is made about me. Most of them are slightly not positive, but rest of those is good ones. I believe that these attributes are made solely based on my social, educational and physical backgrounds. From the days I have started to know something about this social world, I have realized that I have been victimized of typical stereotype that others, especially my friends or the ones that I am acquainted with, possess about me. I am not like unlike anyone, but my surroundings consider me not social. As far as I know I have a belief that having too many friends is not good, or let’s say not my desire to have so. I don’t normally hang out like everyone else who goes college. I don’t party on a weekly basis because I think it ruins the meaning of get together. So I am assumed that I am not friendly. However, I know that I cannot go out whenever somebody wants. It’s just my nature, but it doesn’t mean that I am opposing or anti-social. I agree things but not just every day. In the society whether in the USA or other parts of the world, there is a stereotype about students who are smart. Nobody hesitates to make an assumption that the student who normally scores the highest in the class is the smartest and studious of all. Well...
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