Is there a word/adjective (single word) that describes the person who likes consiously or uncousiously to stereotype people? I was thinking that there might be a word such as stereotypist, but such a word does not exist. The word I'm expecting should describe the type of people who are very interested in general backgrounds to prejudge. Of course I eliminate racist as the word I'm looking for includes people who prejudge even based on the gender. The kind of person who asks about age, religion, gender, race or political view before he makes a decision in which corner in his circle will he locate you, no matter how differet/unique you are.

  • 4
    A stereotypist is someone who presses keys with both hands. – user867 Oct 29 '14 at 1:36
  • 3
    I think you are trying to stereotype somebody. – andy256 Oct 29 '14 at 1:54
  • 1
    @andy256 I was about to say I'm afraid I belong to this kind of people by asking such a question :) – Hawk Oct 29 '14 at 1:59
  • 1
    @Hawk This description could easily be applied to every human that's ever lived. We all categorize everything we encounter. No one is so special that they are uncategorizable. – user8547 Jun 30 '15 at 19:14
  • 1
    why not judgemental? – Jony Agarwal Sep 15 '15 at 16:55

Bigot or prejudiced come to mind. Bigot is a much more negative term, but even prejudiced has mostly negative connotations.


This person is what I would call intolerant. Intolerant people are generally exclusive of others instead of inclusive.


Presumptuous or pretentious are two possible words to describe with.

  • Neither work. Presumptuous is too general while pretentious has a completely unrelated meaning. – Martin Krzywinski Apr 21 '15 at 22:24
  • When one is pretentious with their presumptions they can be stereotypical. This may be a stereotype. – PCARR Apr 21 '15 at 22:32
  • Presumptuous is a good answer, because it is a personality trait of people who make lazy, false assumptions. – yzernik Nov 19 '15 at 9:20

protected by user140086 Dec 7 '16 at 19:49

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.