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What do you base your initial judgments of people on?

SparkleyPie 2009/02/23 21:36:00
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I think everyone is judgmental, some people just aren't willing to admit they make judgments about others. It's silly to deny it, really. We're humans. That's what we do. When you see another person, you size them up in your mind. Your judgments may or may not turn out to be true... but you judge.
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  • AjJames 2010/04/16 15:59:47
    I initially judge people based on...
    AjJames
    +2
    intelligence and appearance. Those two things make people pretty easy to figure out.
  • noodles 2009/04/27 20:43:33
  • may-ray 2009/04/27 20:24:06
    Appearance
    may-ray
    I judge them how they want me to aka how they dress, act, the way they look at you
  • Danielle 2009/04/27 17:04:31
    I initially judge people based on...
    Danielle
    +1
    How they greet me and the tone of voice. Whether they can look me in my eyes and talk to me ... there's so many things. Even still ... you can't judge a book by its cover ... There are so many hints as to who a person is when you first meet them. You cannot judge a person by their looks, but you can judge a person by the way they present themselves with their actions.
  • Hobo 2009/04/27 12:50:46
    Intelligence
    Hobo
    I am smart.
  • claptonluvr 2009/04/26 19:35:19
    Appearance
    claptonluvr
    Appearance, but I always try to find out more about the person. Looks can be deceiving!
  • <--That guy 2009/04/06 16:16:55
    I initially judge people based on...
    <--That guy
    +3
    Their actions and by what they say
  • Tomus Megalomania 2009/02/28 08:20:02 (edited)
    Appearance
    Tomus Megalomania
    +2
    Appearance. This is the quickest way to see if they are an immediate threat.

    Then there are so many other ways to judge them!
  • The Bantam Seditioner 2009/02/27 13:01:46
    I initially judge people based on...
    The Bantam Seditioner
    +2
    Their character, integrity, and how they treat others.
  • Rusty Shackelford 2009/02/25 20:18:57
    I initially judge people based on...
    Rusty Shackelford
    +3
    My gut reaction to them. I can detect douchebaggery to within 3 microns.
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2009/02/25 02:58:27
    I initially judge people based on...
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +2
    how they come across----but I really do try to NOT judge people. But, you are right---we all are guilty of it. :(
  • Sparkle... Treasur... 2009/02/25 03:00:32
    SparkleyPie
    +1
    We can't help it. We're human.
  • sun1079 "In Nature I Trust" 2009/02/24 21:43:50
    I initially judge people based on...
    sun1079 "In Nature I Trust"
    +2
    appearance and the way they act, and I know sometimes what you see the first time isn't how they really are, but after I get to know them it's all good.
  • nina 2009/02/24 21:04:56 (edited)
    Intelligence
    nina
    +3
    1st, how they present themselves. But I would have to know you a bit before I stand in judgement of you. Being intelligent does not really mean a thing. It is the way someone conducts themselves amongst others.
  • Go Green 2009/02/24 19:28:11
    Appearance
    Go Green
    +1
    After I get to know a person I judge them based on their behavior.
    appearance person judge based behavior
  • Sparkle... Go Green 2009/02/24 19:34:58
    SparkleyPie
    +2
    Aw. I like disruptive behavior sometimes. :(
  • kimmykaye~Taking a break to... 2009/02/24 09:42:04
    I initially judge people based on...
    kimmykaye~Taking a break to be with my Love~
    +2
    on their words and actions.
  • Amertume 2009/02/24 08:47:36
    I initially judge people based on...
    Amertume
    +3
    How they treat others...More importantly, how they treat their enemies. That can say alot.
  • ...... 2009/02/24 08:37:31
    I initially judge people based on...
    ......
    +2
    I observe people and their behavior, their manners, social skills, etc.. and definitely make judgments about that.

    I think everyone judges people on their looks in some way or another. Whether its commenting on a horribly mismatched outfit, or dirty wrinkly clothes, too much plastic surgery, anything that stands out, or just someone that looks scary (that you wouldn't want to run into in a dark alley).

    To some extent I judge people on intelligence as well, but I'm not evil about it.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2009/02/24 05:47:22
    Appearance
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +2
    Of course I judge appearance of persons as I encounter them..I evaluate threat level and make sure I don't appear an easy mark for predators...it's a guy thing..plus living in larger cities where there is a greater potential for mugging...
  • Tomus M... Bob, th... 2009/02/28 08:21:15
    Tomus Megalomania
    +1
    Those are my thoughts exactly.
  • BH1701 "In Kirk We Trust" 2009/02/24 05:18:30
    I initially judge people based on...
    BH1701 "In Kirk We Trust"
    +2
    ...the company they keep.
  • RobinVeloz 2009/02/24 04:45:25
    I initially judge people based on...
    RobinVeloz
    +1
    All of the above
  • Mrs. V 2009/02/24 04:38:44 (edited)
    I initially judge people based on...
    Mrs. V
    +1
    Whether or not they have what I call, an open face. You can't judge intelligence until you talk to them, and rarely would you ask someone you just met their income level, so those are no reasons to judge.
  • Tea in the Harbor 2009/02/24 03:51:51
    I initially judge people based on...
    Tea in the Harbor
    +2
    A combination of the first three. Judging people is how we choose our friends and our beliefs, we must do it to survive. Judging people too soon is the problem, and we all do it. Being aware of it and willing to see it is probably the best we can do.
  • wildfeistykitten2003 2009/02/24 03:32:16
    Intelligence
    wildfeistykitten2003
    I was angry when I wrote my last retort and thought hmm that is not right. I judge people for what is in their hearts first and foremost. The second thing is their common sense and how much of a dumb ass that act like or don't actually look further or see the bigger picture before making a decision. And people that spend all of their time on their cell phones. There is a life out there besides that please do all of us a favor and A. stay off of it while driving, B. stay off of it while shopping, and C. When you have kids stay the hell off of it most of the time and watch your kids instead! I hate seeing moms and dads on their cell while their kids are running around and getting in everyones way or they are just negelting their kids to be on the stupid phone. Wait until you're home and then have your convo so that you can still try to keep it short and watch your kids. They didn't ask to be here so if you got them take care of them and I don't want you to crash into me because you're addicted to that stupid thing. Get a life and get off the phone!
  • Meryl 2009/02/24 03:00:50
    I initially judge people based on...
    Meryl
    +2
    eye contact, and how they speak. If, I am not in a conversation with a new person, I will draw an opinion by their body language(they way the stand, they way they walk, hold their head, what they are looking at, etc.) and their appearance, especially hygiene.
  • 519378 2009/02/24 02:43:33 (edited)
    Appearance
    519378
    +3
    Appearance first, just how they look and what clothes they wear. So many cultural things are said by whether for example, you have purple spiked hair or wear a business suit (or both). Are they smiling, are they upset, are they in good physical condition, these all speak volumes about the person.

    Speech second, what language(s) do they speak, what sort of vocabulary do they use.

    What ideas do they have?

    What education do they have?

    Ask the question: 'What do you do?', and they will tell you the most important thing in their life. Do they answer with their job, their hobbies, their family, their school, etc.

    Ask the question: 'How do you spend your free time?' as a follow-up if they did not already answer.
  • rickbo 2009/02/24 02:41:23 (edited)
    Appearance
    rickbo
    +2
    boobs because it works both ways.....

    appearance boobs works ways appearance boobs works ways
  • tierney 2009/02/24 02:39:40
    I initially judge people based on...
    tierney
    +3
    Their personality. Not just initially, though.
  • Serraphim 2009/02/24 02:28:05
    Income level
    Serraphim
    +2
    what they do and say... not the aspect they try to assume...
  • Nicole 2009/02/24 02:25:17
    I initially judge people based on...
    Nicole
    +2
    the way they speak and the way they are dressed.
  • Maine Guy 2009/02/24 02:24:14
    I initially judge people based on...
    Maine Guy
    +1
    Well it depends, I break it down into catagories and decide accordingly.
  • Sparkle... Maine Guy 2009/02/24 03:30:00
    SparkleyPie
    +1
    What categories?
  • Maine Guy Sparkle... 2009/02/24 03:37:26
    Maine Guy
    +1
    MEN--friend or foe
    WOMEN--(well, you know) and all others
  • rikkie 2009/02/24 02:19:32
    I initially judge people based on...
    rikkie
    +1
    thier personality r they nice. or are theymean it depends initially judge people based thier personality theymean depends
  • deadhea... rikkie 2009/02/25 19:06:40
  • nina deadhea... 2009/03/03 19:53:33
    nina
    +1
    Hey deadhead: That was a LMAO moment. Way too funny! They should of arrested that woman on the spot for being a smart #%@#%. At least the attorney general in her state will be filing charges on her. That is the best judge ever!
    Too bad there are not more like her. Love her.
  • lucy 2009/02/24 02:03:28
    I initially judge people based on...
    lucy
    +3
    Behavior..never assume anything about anything or anyone. I learned a long time ago not to judge a book by it's cover...Appearances can be so deceiving, and who could know some of the other factors on initial meetings. It helps to know body language..it tells a lot when the lips are saying something else. It also helps to be a detailed, left brain thinker to decipher some of these truths. meetings helps body language lips helps detailed brain thinker decipher
    It's also nice to be ambidextrous and have both working in unison..lol
  • that0neguy 2009/02/24 02:02:31
    I initially judge people based on...
    that0neguy
    +5
    Behavior. Body language is what catches my eye first. --I'm paranoid. I assess threats.

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