One of the most frustrating and unfair things we encounter in our lives is being judged according to stereotypes rather than on our own merit or personality. But when we’re being honest, we might acknowledge that we, too, sometimes use stereotypes to make snap judgments about others.
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Amy Lindgren owns Prototype Career Service, a career consulting firm in St. Paul, Minn. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 626 Armstrong Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102.