Take a good look at the picture above. You have already formed stereotypes without blinking twice. The guy in the left would appear to you as someone obviously into drugs because of his dress sense and looks. On the other hand, the guy in the right would strike as a banker or a lawyer or any white collar job person. Reason that he is wearing a suit. But he could also be into drugs but the suit has formed a stereotype already.
We just cant seem to get over forming stereotypes. I think it is part of human beings. Sometimes it is wrong , other times it is true. It just kind of guides the way one would accept the other person... Other stereotypes that I have come across are listed below:
Supposing a lady all made up with long nails and short dress should start preaching in a bus, people would raise eyebrows because they have formed stereotypes that she can not be "born again" whereas if another lady covers her head and is dressed in " mary amaka" one might be tempted to believe that she is really a brethren#Stereotypes
It is usually assumed tall guys are basketball players. Well...you might be surprised that he is no where near Michael Jordan.
Another one is that ladies with beard are very wicked. Apparently it is like I have beards ( just three or four strands down my chin). Didnt even know until one guy drew my attention to it when we were discussing one day like that and ever since then the blade had been my best buddy weekly. But I am not wicked that I am certain of.
And that any politician/government official /police with pot belly is corrupt, really?
Guys who have several foldings at the back of their head(kpomo) must be very wealthy. It is assumed that they amassed so much wealth that it had gone to form folds at the back of his head. Please do you research and lemme know if it is true.
This one is standard- Ijebu people are tightfisted. I have been in the midst of people from this part of the country and I think it holds oo. They don't like waste and dropping money is always an issue.
Edo people are into voodoo. Hmmm...Every Nigerian tribe virtually has witches and wizards but it looks like their headquarters is in....
Ibo people and money go together. The Ibo people are so money conscious. Don't blame them, money makes the world go round. I am not Ibo but I like money too or don't you?
Other stereotypes include:
-Calabar girls make good cooks
-All bus conductors are school dropouts
-All tall girls are models
-Short people are aggressive and don't like intimidation
-Warri no dey carry last
-People from Ondo/Ekiti are very learned
-Left handed people are very brilliant...well, i have not confirmed but so I heard. And then...
People who wear glasses are intelligent and first class materials. This one is very deceitful. Back in college, I was drawn to guys who wore glasses because I assumed they were very brilliant. Some people have developed tactics and started wearing glasses to create an illusion and impression to people....At a point, I wanted to wear glasses by force.
How about every young unmarried woman in church prayer point is for God to give her husband. I mean there are other things that are pressing her like her business, visa, promotion,employment, money, a car, traveling abroad, education ...must it be that all she wants in life is just a husband???
Please are there other stereotypes you can think of? Lets share....