The word judgement seems to have a bad twist around it. “Judging people is bad. It’s not a good representation of who I am if I judge others”. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably learnt about accountability and taking responsibility in your life. Taking each opportunity to learn your lessons in life. We do have to set boundaries because there are people in the world that will cross them if they can. This may bring you to the point of asking yourself whether a judgement placed on a person or situation is good or bad?
Is it right? or is it wrong?
Does it display a bad reflection of who I’m being or am I doing the right thing?
In this article, I’m going to help you clarify which type of judgement is good for your life and what judgements aren’t because there are different types of between judgments styles.
The 4 Top Things We’ll Cover:
- Define Judgement
- Talk about Unhealthy Judgement
- Explain what a Health Judgement is
- Clarify the two types of people there are in our world today to guide how you deal with others.
- Get clear about who you are.
1. Let’s Define A Judgement:
I’ve found myself looking up definitions more and more throughout my recent years of life because I place my personal experience, perception and values on words. As we all do and something taking a moment to refresh our mind with what the definition is, might be just what we need.
the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
Judgement within its definition is just simply seeing things as they are and making a decision as a result of that.
Though as it seems, in our world today we have so many people passing unhealthy judgements that aren’t really productive therefore the word “judgement” gaining its cringe-worthy experience.
As you seek for your balance in you’re life, it’s important to understand the value of judgement and how you can see a situation for what it is, as a result, learning more about setting boundaries and how you can guide and lead your life day-to-day.
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2. Unhealthy Judgements:
Though I’ve found myself to be rather in my own little world and others not concerned with other people. I have found myself at lower points in life to feel the need to put other people down through judgement.
“What is he/she wearing.”
“They really could shower more often, my goodness they smell bad.”
You cannot deny that you’ve done it too. the little comments that have no purpose and if the other person heard them, they’d likely be hurt by your words.
When we place these judgements:
- Out of insecurity – feeling the need to make someone small to make ourselves bigger.
- Because of fear – worried about losing someones attention of time.
- Out of anger – most likely at this point you aren’t processing what you’re saying and if you are you’re just pushing forward despite the harm of your choice of words.
Unhealthy Judgment Quote:
When you’re just speaking poorly of other people with no purpose in mind. Usually, there is no action step to follow
3. Healthy Judgements:
In life, we have to see things as they are to move forward. I’m constantly thinking about all the kind loving people who stay in a bad relationship because they aren’t judging the situation and gaining the self-respect for themselves to get out of there. Then there are the people who keep around bad relationships just because they are there.
It’s important to take a minute and ask yourself… Does this align with who I am? Does this align with my core values?
Here is when judging other people isn’t bad.
There comes a time when we might need to weigh out the odds and clarify in our mind if a situation is good for us. In those times we will find ourselves seeking advice, asking our loved one, coaches, therapist and friend for advice. This usually takes place is a solution-focused environment and action always follows. You do something about the situation and make a change or take a new turn in your life, therefore, progressing forward.
Here’s what you should do:
- Clarify what you want – what is important to you? What are some of your values and what aligns with you?
- Talk about it if you need to – but have a solution, action-focused conversation. There is no need to be unkind, hateful of mean about the situation.
- See things as they are – not how you wish them to be. This is the judgement portion of dealing with this situation.
- Leave that conversation with a solution – know what your next action step is. Remember, some kind of progress is better than no progress.
- Take action – do something about it.
Understanding that judgement is essential, it isn’t mean or unkind. It’s just having the ability to see things as they are and taking action to change what we don’t like in life is an important part of our progress in life.
Healthy Judgment Quote:
When you’re facing the issue face on and looking to find a solution, then following up with some kind of action… judgement is necessary!
4. Two Types Of People To Watch For:
Everyone is different. The world has a wide variety of people, and I’ve categorized them into two places. The givers of the world and the takers of the world. Mind you, this is not the end and all of how I classify other people, but this is said here in the article with a purpose to point out that we all don’t do things for the same reason and at times our intentions may be different. Observing others and knowing what they are about is important because life is not about staying in the wrong situation and wasting the one life we have! The givers of the world. They’re always finding a reason to give.
They are always ready to serve others and they give because they love to give. Givers aren’t always thinking about what they’ll get from others. They get their joy from giving and aren’t worried about what other people give them.
Takers are quite the opposite of the givers. They’re always on the lookout to see what they’ll gain from a situation. If they do anything it’s because they expect to get something in return. They don’t like giving. They like receiving.
Mind you – you’ll see this show up in many shapes sizes and forms in your life. They commonality you’ll notice is that givers are always ready to give more and takers are always looking to see what they can get.
Does this sound familiar to you?
The reason I’m even going other this idea is that… it’s important to get clear about who you are and who you want to be around in your life.
We will cross paths with people who can be extremely toxic and in these situations, it’s important to do the following.
Determining Your Direction:
- Become self-aware – Know who you are and how you function
- Be clear about the type of people you want in your life. Takers or Givers?
- See things as they are – remember you can judge a situation and a person’s action. Give people the benefit of the doubt but don’t let them continuously walk over you.
- Focus on finding a solution – be productive in finding a solution. What are you going to do with the situation at hand?
- Take action – do something about it.
Remember it’s okay to seek support about help from friends, family coaches and therapists. Just be solution focused.
5. Get Clear About Who You Are:
Become crystal clear about who you are. It’s much easier making a tough decision when you’re clear about what’s important to you. A huge part of clarity is core values. The defining clues you create for yourself by owning in on your experiences and overall lifestyle. You can define core values in a few simple steps. Always be doing the work and take a little bit of action daily.
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Here are some common results of defining core values:
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- Get clear
- Know what you’re core values are
- Always be doing the work