What is another word for pigeonholing?

Pronunciation: [pˈɪd͡ʒənhˌə͡ʊlɪŋ] (IPA)

Pigeonholing is a term often used to describe limiting or categorizing individuals or things into narrow and predetermined labels or boxes. Some synonyms for pigeonholing include stereotyping, classifying, categorizing, labeling, compartmentalizing, and typecasting. These words all evoke an idea of limiting or restricting something from reaching its full potential by placing it in a specific box. While categorizing and organizing can help make things easier to understand, it can also lead to oversimplification and a lack of appreciation for the nuances and complexities of individuals and ideas. By recognizing and avoiding pigeonholing, we can promote a more inclusive and open-minded society.

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Usage examples for Pigeonholing

He had been saving vitality, building up character, indexing and pigeonholing experiences, accumulating and systematizing a long-continued series of observations and all the potentialities of intellect and personality out of which, when applied to proper conditions, success alone is forged.
"The Young Man and the World"
Albert J. Beveridge

Famous quotes with Pigeonholing

  • The apparently effortless fluidity of both style and story may actually have mitigated against critical notice, in comparison to notorious stylists like William Gibson, or, again, Ursula Le Guin. But, despite Bujold's space opera plots, the flashes of humour rare either in Le Guin or in SF as a whole, and the steady pigeonholing of her work as military SF, her similarities to Le Guin go far beyond the presence of that wall. Firstly, both are consummate character-builders. Indeed, characterization, emphasis on character, and plots that depend on character and the novums of technology are among Bujold's strongpoints. Nowhere does this emerge more clearly than if her work is taken as military SF and compared to that of writers like Jerry Pournelle or David Weber.
    Lois McMaster Bujold

Related words: pigeonhole, pigeonhole theory, pigeonholer, pigeonholed

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