NOTE: This is not a thread to criticize any order as being anything other than orthodox as an organization. I am asking a different question entirely.
Was looking at Brother J.R's posts in a really old thread on the Jesuits. I have to wonder, why do the various orders and what not develop mostly oversimplified and inaccurate reputations, i.e. the Jesuits are "liberal", the Norbertines are "conservative" and so on? I mean, I know some Jesuits may be off the reservation, or that Father from the Norbertine Abbey is a fan of the Extraordinary Form, but that might not be true of another Jebbie or Norbertine (I know of one who really isn't) or what have you.
How do these stereotypes develop? Keep in mind this is from a young layman who's heard all the stereotypes over the years.