Social stigma is the extreme disapproval of a person or group on socially characteristic grounds that are perceived, and serve to distinguish them from other members of a society. Stigma may then be affixed to such a person, by the greater society, who differs from their cultural norms. Social stigma can result from the perception of mental illness, physical disabilities, illegitimacy, sexual orientation, gender identity, skin tone, education, nationality, ethnicity, ideology, religion, lack of religion or criminality. Attributes associated with a social stigma often vary depending on the geopolitical and corresponding sociopolitical contexts employed by society in different parts of the world. According to Erving Goffman there are three forms of social stigma. The first is overt or external deformations, such as scars, physical manifestations of anorexia nervosa, leprosy stigma, or of a physical disability or social disability, such as obesity. The second form of social stigma is deviations in personal traits, including mental illness, drug addiction, alcoholism, and criminal background are stigmatized in this way. Lastly tribal stigmas are traits imagined or real of ethnic group, nationality or of religion that is deemed to be the deviation from the prevailing normative ethnicity, nationality or religion.
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