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Clowns and Cubicles (A look at office stereotypes through their appearance in comic strips) Stereotypes are found in almost every element of society. A person engaging in any type of social interaction is either consciously or unconsciously engaging or affected by the numerous ways we stereotype people. Stereotypes while usually provided a negative connotation seem to be an intrinsic part of human character. By grouping individuals into categories a individual could feel more in charge of their surrounding and of their self as a unique individual. Each individual has participated in stereotyping or was a target of a specific stereotype. Stereotyping can be subtle or obvious. The entire world of a high school pupil is full of stereotypes; the jock, the homework, the loner, the stoner, these special stereotypes aren't pulled out of thin air, but instead they're a collection of features that a individual presents to the entire world. Some of the attributes include the fabrics one conveys, how one carries oneself, but speech (which will be the topic discussed in this paper) is possibly the most instrumental in the creation of stereotypes. Some stereotypes are so old and so widely used that they're accepted as the norm. This is sometimes viewed with a large amount of consistency in the office world. An office space is like a drama where everyone who works in it's assigned a role. In the Sphere of employer-employee associations language contributes heavily into the development of stereotypes. Anybody who has worked in a workplace environment has been witness to the number 2 of stereotypes presented there. For instance there's the middle aged but spunky women with of the Troll Dolls and cut comic strips lining her cubicle. The irony in this stereotype is the comics this woman has plastered to each open area in her office are filled with office stereotypes just like her. Actually, cartoon strips are a.. .