This Is How You Can Break The Stereotypes At Work And In Life.
Stereotypes are everywhere from the workplaces to the general society, and they are not only unfair but also destructive because they undermine other people. This does no good for productivity in the workplace. Many of the stereotypes are related to sexual presence, gender, religion, race, and age. The fact that there are people of all age groups, sexual preferences, nationalities, gender and religion, the stereotypes in the workplaces are usually the same as the ones in the general society. Stereotypes do not necessarily have to involve harassments, even the belief about someone just because of their status or race is the same. Someone has to break these stereotypes if we are to have a liberal society, and this is something that will require determination and self-will. Here are some tips on how you can go about dismantling the preconceptions.
The first stereotypes are work are the ones that feel like you do not deserve equal pay even when you have the qualifications, just because of your gender or race, and this is a characteristic of many American stereotypes. You have to demand that you deserve, through negotiating for better salaries and benefits, asking for more responsibilities and skills, knowledge and generally what you deserve. Others may feel that you are not determined or aggressive enough, and these you shut down by taking charge of your goals and growth.
There is nothing on this planet that comes on a silver platter and no one will notice you if all you do wait and hope for the best, which means that you have to be really blunt about your interests, passion, and expectations. There will always people that will feel threatened by your new authority and success when you get there, and these are sentiments that you should expect and not let deter you. With the new power and success, you have the chance to empower others and fight the stereotype and negativity. You should help other people that are discriminated against to step up too, to change the status.
Many victims of the stereotypes make the mistake of not speaking up their minds on the new idea and improvements that can be made even when they can help, and this is wrong since other people will just think that you are comfortable if you do not say anything. You should also never make the mistake of trying to change yourself so that you can fit in, and this is just giving in to the intimidation. Not all stereotypes are negative, and in this journey, you will have to honest and trustworthy so that you do not seem like you have an ulterior motive. This will bring everyone supporting you together. You are a victim, and you can choose to wait for a miracle or a messiah or you can fight back, and the later will not be easy.
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