Just like everyone's a hypocrite, I think everyone's guilty of doing this at some form or another. It doesn't make it right of course. Usually it's a huge annoyance and looks ignorant. I also find it funny that some people complain about being stereotyped yet they have no trouble doing that to other people themselves. Sadly some people stereotype based on personal experiences which I think everyone is somewhat guilty of doing. Also as bad as it sounds, just like every legend stems from some form of truth, some stereotypes do so as well. Plus some stereotypes can be good ones! These are pretty much my overall thoughts on stereotyping/generalizing. A big annoyance most of the time that everyone's guilty of but sometimes it can be a good thing and it can be a harsh truth.