Our identity stems from who we are and what we do. That is probably why most individuals introduce their professions right after their names. Our gender is also a key factor that is revealed in those few seconds either through our voice or appearance.
Problem, as defined by the dictionary, is a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome. The synonyms to ‘problem’ are of various degrees. From the harmless ‘mess-up’ to the conclusive check-mate of ‘catch-22’.
The judgment we confer on people governs our treatment toward them. Being judgmental says more about the judge than the judged.
In psychology, we were taught that a stereotype is a very natural phenomenon. Humans tend to attach a brief explanation to everything in order to make sense of the world.