As esteem has a double impact on the persons being involved the same happens with stereotyping. When we give esteem to the persons around us it helps them as well as ourselves. Giving esteem encourages us in our own self-esteem and good feelings.
When we are stereotyping others it has the same negative impact on us as it has on the persons being touched by it. The team of Michael Inzlicht, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto found that stereotyping has a lasting negative impact on us.
In order to determine whether negative stereotyping in a particular situation had lasting effects, Inzlicht’s team performed a series of tests. They placed participants in situations where they had to perform a task in the face of negative stereotyping. After the participants were removed from the prejudicial situation, researchers measured their ability to control their aggression, eat appropriate amounts, make rational decisions, and stay focused.
Their results show that prejudice and stereotyping have lingering adverse impacts.
Living esteem prevents us from stereotyping by two reasons. First we realize that everything we do has the same impact on us as it has on the people. Second esteem makes us see people in their own uniqueness which prevents us from stereotyping.