how stereotypes influence relationships

Part A






Part A


The main topic of the essay is on how stereotypes influence relationships between people from different countries. Stereotype refers to a generalized image of a group of people that is inaccurate and often offensive. It affects how we think about and interact with those people. Relationships between people from different countries are often influenced by stereotypes. For example, many Europeans believe that Americans are arrogant and superficial. Americans might think that Europeans are uptight and nit-picky. Because of these stereotypes, interactions between people from different countries can be difficult and sometimes unpleasant. However, stereotypes can also be fun and informative. For example, we might learn a lot about someone from their stereotype. So, in the end, stereotypes can have a serious impact to the relationships between people from different countries, but they can also be fun and informative. Stereotype is supposed to be something we all try to avoid, but it’s everywhere. Stereotype is critical matter that should be observed but also transcended, or at least that’s what I tell myself. It’s like a disease we all catch from time to time, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating. Americans tend to stereotype Europeans in a number of ways. For example, Europeans tend to think that Americans are materialistic and superficial. Americans, on the other hand, tend to stereotype Europeans as lazy and unsophisticated. But even though these stereotypes are often accurate, they can be frustrating because they prevent us from getting to know each other better. Stereotypes play a big role in relationships between people from different countries because they often affect how we think about and interact with each other.  Stereotype has significant impact to the relationship of people from different countries.

The title is me talk pretty one day and the author us David. David has presented information about stereotypes and relationship of different people. Europeans make stereotypes about Americans, and Americans make stereotypes about themselves. Europeans perceive Americans as lazy, loud, and materialistic. Americans perceive themselves as hardworking, polite, and patriotic. The narrator compares the two stereotypes and how they are both true to some degree. Americans are just as materialistic as Europeans, but they are also patriotic and polite. The narrator concludes that the stereotypes about each country are not always accurate, but they are still interesting to think about. Relationships are built by people even in different countries based on stereotypes. For example, Americans tend to stereotype Europeans as being uptight and stingy with their money. This causes tension in relationships because it is hard for the Europeans to understand why Americans think this way about them. Even if the Europeans try to be understanding and respectful, it is difficult because they are not used to this type of treatment from Americans. In turn, the Americans often feel like they are being judged unfairly. This can lead to a lack of trust and communication between the two parties. Stereotypes can also cause conflict when people from different countries see themselves in a negative light.

The event in the story happened that way because the Europeans think that all Americans are drunken, fat, lazy people who live in huge houses and drive enormous cars. The Americans think that all Europeans are snooty, arrogant people who spend their lives in luxury and never work a day in their lives. The truth is that there are people from both sides of the Atlantic who fit into each stereotype, but the stereotypes themselves are not accurate. In reality, people from both sides of the Atlantic are just as different as they can be. Europeans, for example, are not all fat and lazy; some of them are really smart and hardworking. Stereotypes might affect relationship in the positive way too. For example, some people might stereotype Asians as being smart and industrious. This can make it easier for the Asians to fit in and be accepted by Americans. However, this type of stereotype can also lead to discrimination. So, overall, stereotypes have a significant impact on relationships between people from different countries. They can cause tension and conflict, but they can also help to build bridges between people.

I have ever experienced similar story in my life. I was at a party with some friends and one of their European friends made a comment about all Americans being lazy. I could tell that my American friends were offended by the remark, so I quickly countered with an attack on my own people. I said that Americans are always so quick to judge other cultures and accuse them of being dumb or lazy I even went so far as to say that Americans are the only people who can be so judgmental. The Europeans were surprised by my rant and they started to ask me questions about American culture (Taylor, 2019). I answered them as best as I could because stereotype is a pretty accurate way of describing American culture. People should choose to use stereotype appropriately or not at all. I think that Americans like to think of themselves as laid-back and spontaneous, while Europeans see Americans as arrogant and overbearing. But in reality, most people are just trying to figure out who they are. And I think that’s a good thing. It means we’re always growing and learning. Which is why I like to pledge allegiance to the bag–not because it’s lazy or unproductive, but because it’s full of surprises. And that’s the best kind of life–full of new discoveries.

There are a few ways that stereotypes can negatively affect relationships between people from different countries. First, stereotypes can cause tension and conflict. This is because they can create unfair feelings towards the other and thus why they might end up not trusting or communicating with each other. Second, stereotypes can lead to discrimination. This is because they can make it difficult for people from different countries to be treated equally. For example, if someone from America is stereotyped as being selfish and insensitive, they might not be treated fairly when trying to get a job or deal with other people. Finally, stereotypes can lead to a lack of understanding. This is because they can limit people’s ability to see things from the other person’s perspective. For example, if someone from America is stereotyped as being rude and aggressive, they might not be able to make friends with other individuals and this really can have a negative impact on their life. Overall, stereotypes can have a significant impact on relationships between people from different countries. They can cause tension and conflict, but they can also help to build bridges between people. Stereotypes can also lead to discrimination, a lack of understanding, and ultimately a weaker relationship. So while they are often negative, it is important to be aware of how stereotypes can affect our relationships. If you notice that your relationship is suffering because of a stereotype, it may be time to try and change the way that you think about the person from that country. After knowing the image of the other individual, it is easier to have a more balanced viewpoint and treat them fairly. In the long run, this will make for a stronger relationship.


The short story/pledge allegiance to the bag by David Sedaris

Taylor, E., Guy-Walls, P., Wilkerson, P., & Addae, R. (2019). The historical perspectives of stereotypes on African-American males. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 4(3), 213-225.

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