There is an obscure 90's TV show called the Adam and Joe Show and in one show they do a Friends parody using toys called Furends, here is a video of it anyway..
Its starts with Mouse-Gunther describing Friends as "a bunch of self obsessed one dimensional characters". At the time I didn't really know what that meant, but now obviously I know that people are not like Friends characters - there isn't a stupid one, and funny one, a neurotic one etc., and any one person is likely all of those characters, and more, combined.
I think it is interesting that most people understand that their own personality is super complex; I have contradicting views, traits and feelings based on my own personal range of experiences, and I wouldn't expect any other persons understanding of the world to be quite like mine.
This is why I don't really understand why people have such a hard time with groups of people. It doesn't really help to stereotype a bunch of people as if they are one big group of Ross's or Rachel's.
I say that I am a feminist, and I'm happy to explain why; I think people should be treated equally as individuals, not by their gender, race, or any other factor. Obviously this encompasses more than just feminism, but the reason I say 'feminist' is because for some reason this 'ism' makes people wince. A lot of people say things like 'why don't you just say 'equality' or something instead? Well, the fact that a word, that basically just stands for equality, still has such negative connotations because it contains the word 'fem', shows there is still some way to go.