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Are humans by nature, judgmental?

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  • Joe61 2013/02/28 14:10:45 (edited)
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Joe61
    +5
    It is a natural process for humans to be judgmental. Every aspect of our lives is about making judgements. What foods we like and don't like, what colours suit our moods, which people compliment our friendship needs, what job do we want to work at, how much salary will we work for, are we religious or atheist,......Every thought, every utterance is a choice and every choice equates to being a judgment on how and who we live our lives..

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  • vio-sonne 2013/03/01 12:14:17
    Yes, it is inevitable
    vio-sonne
    If it truly is a natural trait then possibly we shouldn't get so annoyed when it is done since we'll never be able to stop.
  • Koatz 2013/03/01 09:31:03
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Koatz
    It is an important trait for survival.
  • MyDaydream90 2013/03/01 07:22:42
    Yes, it is inevitable
    MyDaydream90
    Judgement is a part of safely navigating the world.
  • Urchyn 2013/03/01 03:36:47
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Urchyn
    Most all of them are - sadly.
  • rbeas 2013/03/01 02:50:16
    Yes, it is inevitable
    rbeas
    Absolutely they are judgmental. It is inherent to judge for understanding. Humans need an identifier or label as a coping mechanism as well as security measure. We do not fear things we understand, So being judgmental, can be both a good and bad trait, depending on your bias.
  • zero resistance 2013/03/01 02:23:28
    Yes, it is inevitable
    zero resistance
    It comes with having a brain.
  • life.of.insanity 2013/03/01 02:05:21
    Yes, it is inevitable
    life.of.insanity
    Yes.
  • mizzSHADYgirl 2013/03/01 01:11:11
    Yes, it is inevitable
    mizzSHADYgirl
    ppl judge ppl
  • relllle 2013/03/01 00:35:50
    Yes, it is inevitable
    relllle
    Though many of us like to keep it to ourselves and act like we aren't
  • Rebel Yell 2013/02/28 23:55:20
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Rebel Yell
    I think so. While there are many free spirits who don't give a flying fig about what others think, there seem to be more who are always guaging their own existence by what others do and expect.... how they live, dress, what they drive, how much money they make. What is with all these women who need a fancy hand bag to identify them? Men are just as bad.

    Have you ever seen a statue erected honoring a group? Me neither. It's always an individual who made his/her mark on her own. The President recently spoke at a new memorial honoring Rosa Parks. Little did she know she would be a hero for being sick and tired of someone telling her where she could sit , after working all day and being sck and tired.
  • Sidonia 2013/02/28 23:02:35
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Sidonia
    And Violent....
  • David 2013/02/28 23:00:44
    Yes, it is inevitable
    David
    +1
    The word "judgmental" has a negative connotation which we usually associate with someone who is too critical.

    However making judgements of others and situations is part of the process of learning and survival.

    For example standing close to the edge of a crumbling cliff or jumping out of a third floor window maybe judged as too dangerous!
  • taylordoesntdeserve 2013/02/28 22:43:49
    Yes, it is inevitable
    taylordoesntdeserve
    +1
    That is sociology. By judging we learn how to interact with those around us.
  • Angi 2013/02/28 22:29:24
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Angi
    I suppose we are judgemental but some more than others.
  • Natalie 2013/02/28 22:21:07
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Natalie
    However that doesn't always make it "okay". There are many things that are naturally part of human character
  • RavenTrinity 2013/02/28 22:02:03
    Yes, it is inevitable
    RavenTrinity
    +1
    Even if we try not to be judgmental...there is always gonna be that nagging voice in the back of our minds
  • blindfaith 2013/02/28 21:50:28
    Yes, it is inevitable
    blindfaith
    +1
    We are always judging someone for something, it's how we are !!!
  • HipJipC 2013/02/28 21:08:31
    No
    HipJipC
    If choice was nature (in this case taken as inherently born that way) then the answer would be yes. Choice comes later. As we mature we get more choices. So you actually are choosing to be judgmental. When I judge something I am choosing to do so. It is hard as hell not to be judgmental so I can see why some may think it's by nature and we are inherently born to be that way.
  • Drageona 2013/02/28 20:38:11
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Drageona
    And they will never change
  • Sam 2013/02/28 20:00:44
    No
    Sam
    I know most of you voted yes....and i would have to. However i constantly change my behavior so i know for myself change is possible. Everything we do in life is a choice..if we give the excuse that we saw a man dive from a cliff and we do it to...we are a follower instead of a leader...just like if we chose to call people names. We are human beings and can think for ourselves...or at least some of us can...being prone to bad behavior doesn't mean we have to follow through with it.
    We all have been given a brain and its up to us to make sure we use it to accomplish good things. However winning and doing things we know is wrong. That is uncalled for.
  • Jace 2013/02/28 19:52:32
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Jace
    One of the many piccadillos that help keep us alive as a species.
  • Kerymi 2013/02/28 19:27:27
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Kerymi
    +1
    Necessary for survival.
  • zero re... Kerymi 2013/03/01 02:24:57
    zero resistance
    Bingo.
  • rocat 2013/02/28 19:14:31
    Yes, it is inevitable
    rocat
    +1
    it is known as discernment-
  • Ben 2013/02/28 18:52:52
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Ben
    we judge more then breathing air
  • Katiana2808 2013/02/28 18:36:24
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Katiana2808
    We can't stop it, everyday, every moment. But we must get rid of that habit. Judging people is bad. And prejudice a lot more. People have a tendency to "label" other people, on their behaviour, studies or religion. However, we must know that judging is something natural for us. But when it comes to people and too words, we SHOULD or MUST judge but in a way which is wise, mature and good for others.
  • manendu 2013/02/28 18:25:06
    Yes, it is inevitable
    manendu
    we learn as we do mistakes, & we make our ways through our learnings.....
  • mjkowal 2013/02/28 18:20:05
    Yes, it is inevitable
    mjkowal
    I agree that as humans we "judge" things, or I prefer, we observe and make educated choices or decisions based on previous experiences or situations. Which to me is different from being judgemental. What I don't agree with is making assumptions about entire groups of people based off limited knowledge of a few or condemning others whose beliefs are different than your own.
  • Hakking 2013/02/28 17:29:17
  • ☆ElenaD... Hakking 2013/02/28 17:30:20
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +1
    Exactly.
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2013/02/28 17:27:51
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    +1
    Even when we try not to be.
  • Professor Wizard 2013/02/28 17:19:35
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Professor Wizard
    +2
    Yes.. it is Genetic Programming - - and designed so as a matter of survival.

    But.. social programming can override genetic programming.
  • The Andoxico 2013/02/28 17:16:53
    Yes, it is inevitable
    The Andoxico
    +2
    Animals must be judgmental. Without being judgmental, animals would mate and a non-dominant gene-pool would be created. If we, or other species, weren't judgmental, we would still be living in caves.
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2013/02/28 17:15:01
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +1
    Yes, it's human nature, and a trait that I had to learn as I grew up.
  • Einstein's Firecracker 2013/02/28 16:29:53
    Yes, it is inevitable
    Einstein's Firecracker
    +2
    It's instinct as a means of survival to surround ourself with those of whom we feel will benefit our interests. Some people have poor judgement, they pay the price.
  • yoana 2013/02/28 16:24:00
    Yes, it is inevitable
    yoana
    +1
    even if they don't mean to
  • BrazenOpinions 2013/02/28 16:05:32
    Yes, it is inevitable
    BrazenOpinions
    +1
    Speaking for myself, I usually judge people the moment I see them.
  • ☆ElenaD... BrazenO... 2013/02/28 17:33:15
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    I do too. It's why first impressions are important.
  • BrazenO... ☆ElenaD... 2013/02/28 17:42:47
    BrazenOpinions
    +1
    Damn right.
  • hippycat 2013/02/28 15:41:52
    Yes, it is inevitable
    hippycat
    +2
    but we can all try to be a bit more tolerant - mind you, SH is not the best place for it ;)

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