sexual stereotyping

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sexual stereotyping

The generalisation of a person’s abilities and limitations based on the known tendencies of that person’s sex (e.g., women are more intuitive and emotional; men are more rational and less passionate).
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He identified the following issues: fear of identification/exposure of sexual orientation especially in the highly sensitive personnel selection area, bias and prejudice (heterosexism) of the counselor, appropriate interpretation based on identification of client response set, issues of sex role and sexual orientation stereotyping (male feeling types and female thinking types), and generally the appropriate interpretation of psychological tests with a gay male or lesbian client.