Stereotyping is something we do daily, even if we don’t realize it. By classifying groups of people, we can better understand the world around us, although prejudice may be a result. A “stereotype” is a mental representation and a form of social categorization made about specific individuals or a group and its members. Most stereotypes of today are negative, exaggerating the quality and cognitively-associating such trait to all individuals that are part of the group leading to discrimination and prejudice, thus increasing self-esteem about themselves and they’re in-group. Gender, race, political stance, and personality contribute to the stereotypes we place on others, but they are generally based on race and gender.