You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. I know some people argues that you should not rely on that only you should rely on your intelligence as well and no doubt. Let’s try to relate to one another better and create a new societal change that embraces positivity, civility and respect. We can pose questions that will allow us to understand the meaning of a statement rather than judging or making assumptions.
Just because someone else had a bad experience with or doesn’t like someone, doesn’t mean that you have to share the same feeling. Snap judgments are a form of positional thinking -- right/wrong, good/bad, desirable/undesirable. She did a few things that annoyed him. We can avoid making snap judgement by making curiosity our default setting. We are too concerned with proving our point instead of listening to the other person. On closer inspection, notice that each of these statements probably carried with it a level of approval or disapproval, which is what makes them judgments. This often led to bullying and belittling. October 27, 2020. I literally felt my body automatically contract in fear, and his remarks were not even directed at me. They work in different industries and professionals from entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, contractors, educators, employees and employers. Typically, our point of view is built upon thousands of little snap judgments and assumptions we make about who and what we encounter in our lives. In both our personal and business lives, it is important to focus on helping others as mentors and colleagues. We just have to choose to be conscious and responsible for our behavior and practice, practice, practice kinder reactions to each other. As we remember, girls in middle school and high school often found that judging others was a way to connect-and thus cliques were formed. We need to empower one another, not knock each other down. Please feel free to leave a comment below or to email me at judithjohnson@hvc.rr.com. Notice how often you make snap judgments.

Energetically, each time we make one of these judgments, we are either accepting or rejecting someone or something. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Psychologists and linguists have estimated that about 80 percent of communication is nonverbal, with one UCLA study finding that as much as 93 percent of communication is dictated by nonverbal factors. It may simply be the act of pulling ourselves back from the other person, creating separation.

Life is full of situations that require us to make quick decisions and judgements. Unfortunately, this often leads to inappropriate decisions. The kinder alternative is to establish the habit of reacting with greater neutrality by simply observing what is happening and calmly communicating your concerns and preferences with clarity and kindness. Add in Instagram and Twitter, and we react in seconds to quick messages and photos hundreds of times a day without thought or research. Whether we were insecure, scared or needed the approval of others, we all wanted to fit in. To learn more about me, visit my website, www.judithjohnson.com For information on my future blogs, click "Fan" at the top of this page. Hosted by Glynn Washington. Écoutez le podcast Snap Judgement en ligne sur radio.fr. We may be wrong about something we think we are right about. When snap judgments are negative, they are a form of emotional pollution and depending on the intensity of the judgment, they can impart psychic violence. Snap Judgment presents, "Hold That Space," a special spotlight on the Ear Hustle Podcast, from PRX's Radiotopia. We can avoid making snap judgement by making curiosity our default setting. While I understood why he was perturbed, I was shocked by the vehemence of his verbal reaction to her. Energetically, imagine how much damage all these judgments are doing to people. Spend about five minutes observing your mind chatter while out in public without judging what you hear yourself thinking. Here's an experiment for you. All rights reserved. A key characteristic of judgmental people is realizing that they are tuning out others. If we actually focus on listening to what a person says, we might draw a different, more informed conclusion. Part of HuffPost Wellness. Do you think he would notice the difference? Imagine what might happen if we all started to hold ourselves accountable for the impact our snap judgments have on others. For example, "It's raining. Watch more videos: http://www.ndtv.com/video?yt. Your email address will not be published. Snap judgments are a form of positional thinking -- right/wrong, good/bad, desirable/undesirable.

Consider the overweight man. The trick is having the sense to choose them. The problem is that these snap judgments forgo careful consideration, and are typically merely the automatic expression of our personal prejudices and pet peeves. We become quick to react without giving the person or situation a chance. Energetically, each time we make one of these judgments, we are either accepting or rejecting someone or something. While I understood why he was perturbed, I was shocked by the vehemence of his verbal reaction to her.

For example, just recently, I was with a friend and her husband. Entrez dès maintenant dans l'univers de la radio en ligne.
We are the only species that think and judge and we all do some of craziest things.

We can also phrase questions so that they do not put the person on the defensive and shut down communication. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. You are right. Required fields are marked *. On Snap Judgement, Devika reviews the fire resistant AXL LPB 110 power pack... and also some colourful headphones. A negative snap judgment carries with it some kind of rejection and punishment. However, in our daily lives we often make decisions without all the facts. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, Breaking news, analysis and the latest polls on the presidential race from HuffPost’s politics team, The essential guide to taking care of your mind and body. Also, if you know anyone who might get value from this article please email or retweet it or share it on Facebook. The Importance of Networking During the Pandemic, How to Get Decent Sleep During These Unsettling Times. Did you ever meet one of those people who thinks he or she is always right? Sometimes it is for our safety such as when we find ourselves with someone who sets off our inner radar alerting us that being with them is dangerous. I am an author, mentor and speaker who helps others to raise their consciousness so they can thrive from the inside out. These little judgments, whether we say them out loud or not, are often extremely damaging to those we judge. Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. This amalgamation becomes so familiar to us that we seldom question its veracity. They just see things differently from their point of view. When we are curious, we are open to learning and receiving information. Dictionaries specify that the word "judgment" refers to the process of forming an opinion after careful consideration. However, while no one has granted us the authority to play judge and jury in our personal lives, most of us make snap judgments all the time declaring our approval or disapproval of whatever and whomever we are observing or experiencing. Don't you think he knows or feels that people are judging him?

When the vote is positive, there is no harm unless it occurs in a relationship where one person's sense of self-worth is dependent upon the approval of the other. Spooked – Don’t Wanna Fright No More. When we snap to a conclusion, we stop listening. There are enough challenges in life, so let’s figure out a way to avoid creating unnecessary ones and strive for more trust and harmony. ©2020 Verizon Media. By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Snap Judgment, 906 Washington Street, OAKLAND, CA, 94607. Calmly discussing ways to resolve or rectify the issue often leads to a satisfactory outcome. They happen so fast that we often have trouble distinguishing between our judgments and reality, and sometimes we are not even aware of the fact that we are judging ourselves or others. When we are curious, we are open to learning and receiving information. Even without an audience, we can be so used to our own points of view that anything or anyone who doesn't agree with us can be immediately seen to be false and be rejected like a knee-jerk reaction, without consideration of possible merit. We can also phrase questions so that they do not put the person on the defensive and shut down communication. We always have kinder options available to us. Intuition is a greatest tool to have and to go by. I try to listen to my instincts and it has helped me.

I'll get an umbrella," has no charge. Snap Judgement - Episode #23: Rose Colored Glasses - YouTube People aren't wrong because they don't agree with you.

Negativity needs to be left out of the conversation or email. Try to be empathetic and put yourself in someone else’s shoes for a moment.

For example, just recently, I was with a friend and her husband. However, we are adults now and it is time to stop this behavior. Whether spoken or not, snap judgments have a powerful influence on us and the emotional environment we share. You might be surprised how much compassion you feel when you choose to contribute to a safe emotional environment for everyone. Avoid stereotyping and profiling others. Observations have no emotional charge -- no personal vote for or against what is being seen or experienced. We can pose questions that will allow us to understand the meaning of a statement rather than judging or making assumptions. There is a bond that forms when like-minded girls are similarly judgmental. Find things out for yourself and make your own conclusions. We can post hurtful, negative judgement in a snap without repercussion. The only way to truly stop passing judgment is to know when we are doing this in the first place. She did a few things that annoyed him. Being defensive destroys communication. If we have an issue in a business dealing or transaction, we must act professionally and give the person the opportunity to respond. It is important to listen to that inner voice, especially when it relates to our protection. Or it can involve the spewing of a lot of negative attitude and lack of cooperation, or fists might fly. It’s not some people have and some don’t, we all have it and can be used to our advantage at anytime and any day. Now more than ever, we need to train ourselves to slow down, listen, ask questions and make informed decisions. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact . We make the judgements quickly that there is something wrong with this person and we need to get away from them.

So that’s my opinion and I sticking to it. For example, "He could afford to lose a few pounds," or "I really love the color of her hair," or "Oh, yuck, it's raining."

This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. One of the first ways to overcome rushing to a snap judgement is to be aware of our tendency to judge.

Now, you might say those aren't judgments, they are observations. Your email address will not be published. The world has changed with the anonymity of social media. How to Disconnect From Work While on Vacation. These women are from all different backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. Recent episodes. For many, judgment is a way of life.

Cultivate an attitude of curiosity to better understand why others look and behave in ways other than what you prefer. What if my friend's husband observed her behavior with more neutrality and saw the situation as a time when he needed to dig a little deeper to access his love for her rather than thoughtlessly attacking her in front of her friend?