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How do stereotypes and selective perception act as obstacles to effective communication?

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Stereotypes and selective perception are obstacles when it comes to effective communication. For example, a person walking down the street sees someone who is short and limping along. Immediatelly, the individual will automatically think that he or she is disabled without asking him or her. If this person ever found out, then they would become quite upset, and start yelling. As one can tell, the person who immediately started the stereotype will begin to feel ...

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This solution provided reasons why stereotypes and selective perception act as obstacles to effective communication.

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