Assignment 1 – Types of Stereotypes

In America especially, they have big group stereotypes in which I am going to talk about each one and show some photographs related to that stereotype.

Geek Stereotype:


  • ‘A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.’
  • ‘ A boring and unattractive social misfit.’
  • ‘A person who is preoccupied with or very knowledgeable about computing.’

Some stereotypical objects and looks related the the term ‘geek’ are:

  • Glasses
  • Shirt – always done up to the top
  • A form of tie or bow
  • Pens and equipment on them at all times
  • Trousers worn quite high and shirt tends to be tucked in

Skater Stereotype:


  • Someone who practices skateboarding
  • Someone who rides with roller skates
  • Someone who rides with inline skates

Some stereotypical objects and looks related to ‘skaters’:

‘ Taken by Robert Wright for The New York Times’




  • Hoodies
  • Caps
  • Skateboards
  • Certain style of trainers such as DC’s
  • Short sleeved tops with a form of pattern or stamp on them

Emo Stereotype:


  • ‘A type of popular punk music with words about people’s feelings and emotions’
  • ‘Wears mainly black clothes, and is often nervous, worried and unhappy.

Some stereotypical objects and looks related the the term ‘Emo’ are:



  • Dark make-up around the eyes – for guys and girls
  • A contrast of dark clothing with bright clothing
  • Facial piercings
  • Hardcore punk music

Chav Stereotype:


  • ‘Chav is a stereotype term formed in the United Kingdom to refer to the working class youth’s.’
  • Tend to be agressive teenagers who always get involved with anti-social behaviour and dress in casual sportswear.’

Some stereotypical objects and looks related the the term ‘Chav’ are:



  • Caps
  • Tracksuits
  • White trainers / branded trainers
  • Hoods / Scarfs to cover their faces

I feel that now these stereotypes and more have been defined in a certain way, these stereotypes will always be around no matter how the world and its ways change. No matter how much we say we are all unique we are still put in some form of stereotype so does that make us less unique as a person?


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