Your judgment of others is often a reflection of yourself. You think you figured someone out or you “get” them. You form opinions instantly about someone and rarely change them. It’s like they’re set in stone.
Don’t Be Judgmental of People
Everyone can get judgy. It’s not just a family friend or random stranger. I can get that way and I have to consciously stop myself. Some are more judgmental than others.
Often, your personal beliefs can cloud the truth or realness of a person. You have to put your judgments aside and see them as a full person with their ups and downs.
Every Person Has an Emotional Motivation – Don’t Jump to Conclusions
Every action and decision you take is motivated by a powerful emotional reason. Your actions may not always be right (that can also depend on the person’s point of view), but there is always an emotional motivation.
Instead of seeing things as only black or white, take a moment to understand where that person is coming from. What were the experiences he or she had growing up? What kind of family and economic background did he or she come from? The answers shape their actions and outlook on life.
Put Yourself in the Person’s Shoes
And what you see and could criticize, understand that it defines more of you than them. Show that person some kindness, so you can show some kindness to yourself. Chances are if you criticize and judge others easily, you are probably doing the same to yourself.
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