Categorization by emotional bias

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People you dislike are exempt from categories with positive connotations while people you like are exempt from categories with negative connotations, and vice versa.

This is an abstraction of categorism.

Categorization by emotional bias in example texts

  • A frivolous arrest: Categorizing the woman as a sex worker, not because there is valid reason to believe that she's a sex worker but because it's a convenient outlet for a personal aversion.