😒 Cultural stereotype

Suggests an idea of a person's culture defines their identity

When talking about a person or a group, appreciate them as individuals with their own cultural identity.

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Punctual Germans, polite Japanese, argumentative Italians: Generalizations can be well-intentioned. But they fuel prejudice and discrimination, because they reduce people to arbitrarily ascribed characteristics. Cultural stereotypes can also be an expression of ethnocentrism - a way of seeing the world solely from the perspective of one's own culture, customs and values. This can isolate and alienate people - and adversely affect the working relationship.