We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It depends on how accurate. Stereotyping is a form of mental shorthand. We all use stereotyping during the day, whether of people or of things and of situations. Rules of thumb. Sometimes wrong, but with limited information we have to go by something.
In improv comedy we use stereotypes to provide a common knowledge base with the audience. The old woman, the hippy, the taxi driver are easy to indentify for the audience and we don't have to do an exposition on who we are. We typically grab at least three elements of a chartacter to help define it. I have seen improv in another country and got most of it. While the characters were defined because of stereotypes, we didn't always get the cultural references. But it was still fun!