Stereotyping Bias

What is stereotyping bias? Stereotyping Bias makes you create an over-generalized belief about a particular group of people.

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What is stereotyping bias?

This bias makes you create an over-generalized belief about a particular group of people.

Example of stereotyping bias in the hiring process

Most people think that salespeople are and should be extraverted, leading to the wrong competency profile for the job. Also, when a candidate tells you that they love gaming, you might wrongfully think they are introverted, leading to poor candidate evaluations.

Another bias that relates to the example mentioned above is affinity/similarity bias – if you share a similar characteristic with the candidate, e.g. you also like gaming, you might favour them over other candidates.

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