The Pros And Cons Of Misconceptions

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Blondes Stereotyping people is an act humans do almost everyday unintentionally. When an individual encounters another, the initial response is automatically judging them based on their race, appearance, ethnicity, etc. One tends to make assumptions about the lifestyle of others and create false misconceptions without giving it a second thought even if its not accurate. By creating incorrect information without having complete knowledge people tend to misuse the misconceptions and start calling it the truth. Although the stereotypes may be truthful to some extent it doesn’t apply to everyone. These misconceptions are usually formed through the opinions of different groups and the viewpoints often have no hard evidence to support them. Society tends to be highly judgemental and the conclusions are made by the assumptions of the individual one is surrounded by. One of the most common misconceptions are based on hair color due to the portrayal of celebrities, people in the media and other standards that have become reality. Stereotype is…show more content…
An example of a misconception is “bats are blind” because they fly carelessly which gives the impression that the individual can’t see where one is are going. Yet, this misconception is false because bats “can actually see three times better than humans.” Bats are actually sensitive to excessive light so at night when there sight fails the individual uses echolocation. Misconceptions are formed from popular conceptions that are rooted in everyday experiences that have been ingrained previously. It is a viewpoint that people base on false beliefs without receiving any formal education beforehand. In general, people avoid and misinterpret information that disagrees with our previous perceptions we may have. When one does not have full evidence to support there assumptions misconceptions are inevitable to

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