Stereotyping is when you judge someone before you know them, kind of like the saying judging a book by its cover. For example, people would see me as a rude defiant child , whereas I am a funny, cheeky, annoying teenager. If someone judged me before they knew me I would feel violated because they might end up not liking me. Also, the dangers of stereotyping people is you could end up getting hurt for example, imagine if you said something that would end up hurting the persons feelings, they could end up being a physical fight as a result. Genders are often seen in different ways depending on who you are, for example some people may think boys playing netaball is uncommon.