Diversity Paper

1399 Words Apr 2nd, 2005 6 Pages
Diversity Paper
James Poteet II

How do people behave? What makes us act the way we do? There are as many different answers as there are people. Each person is a unique makeup of individual characteristics which blend together to form the personality, the behavior of the person. We can identify certain broad characteristics of groups of people and apply them to individuals to get an idea of how they will behave in a given situation. This is called stereotyping and, when taken too far, will give a distorted picture of what to expect of a persons behavior. While you can never get a fully accurate picture of how someone will behave based on their demographics and characteristics, you can make certain general guesses that will point
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This gives women broader access to their creative and emotional aspects than men and makes them perceive the world differently. I believe this difference in perspective explains much of the difference between genders and can explain much of the differences in behavior. This is still a general stereotype, however. Since the left side of the body is controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain, left handed men have a more developed right hemisphere and are often more creative and emotional than right handed men. So while you may apply certain ideas about behavior to a man based on his gender, you may find it to be in error in the individual case.

Sexual orientation is also an indicator of behavior. Let me be clear, I am not simply referring to the "gay or straight" question. People sexually attracted to men behave differently than people sexually attracted to women. REGARDLESS OF GENDER. While this may seem to fall under the topic of gender, I believe it is a separate issue. If you are attracted to men, you are looking for a particular set of character and physical traits. Your ideal may include a muscular body structure, a height range just above your own, a vibrant skin tone. You want a man who is well spoken and considerate of your needs, as well as a man capable of satisfying your sexual desires. You also know that this man (if he is straight, if not he has a different set of characteristics he is looking for) is looking for

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