Kids Guess What The Other Looks Like Based On Conversation — And Realize How Wrong They Are

"I don't think there's boys at my school that have such long and beautiful hair as you."

We may not always realize it, but we all have biases. Many of us are quick to make assumptions about people based on our personal biases instead of allowing ourselves to actually get to know them. 

In YouTube channel SoulPancake's series Reverse Assumptions, they show how bias and stereotypes affect the way we perceive others. "We wanted to put assumptions to the test to see what we're missing out on because we're so busy assuming we already 'know' a person," the series' description states. 


To show people how wrong their assumptions about others can be, SoulPancake brings in strangers and has them sit back-to-back as they ask each other questions and guess what the other looks like based on their conversation. Then, they turn around and find out how wrong they were. In the past, the series has shown people can have a lot more in common with one another than they think and that people are so much more than their job description.

Recently, the series explored the assumptions kids make about one another. Four kids in sets of twos asked each other about things like their favorite animals, what their parents are like, and what they want to do when they grow up. Then, they guessed what the other looked like, how old they were, and what they were wearing. 

Once the kids turned around, they were surprised to learn how wrong they were.  

See their reactions in the video above. 


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