I think that we would all like to consider ourselves to be nonjudgmental people but I feel that we all judge others to some extent. So what do you secretly judge people for?
I know personally, I never judge others based on natural appearance but I do judge others sometimes for the way that they present themselves. If someone acts ignorant or if they pose themselves to be a member of a group that I feel is disrespectful or rude I typically have that voice that runs through the back of my head no matter how hard I try to be accepting.
I used to say not really. but then I realized that I judged people for judging people and felt superior because of it. When you judge people for judging people all you’re doing is covering up your own subconscious judgements with a false sense that you’re above all that. I think I do judge, but honestly what’s the point? It’s a waste of thought. Judging is fine, but when it comes to judging other people, as in considering them inferior, what I’ve come to realize is that what I’m really judging is something in myself that I don’t want to own up to. When you can watch a behavior of someone else and you don’t go “what a dumbass” etc., that’s when you know that their behavior is not reflected in yourself. So I’ve come to like when I judge people because it’s an opportunity for reflection.
I read a while ago in a Scientific American article that being judgmental is a completely natural response whenever meeting someone new. Supposedly it’s an evolutionary trait extending from simply being cautious of other ‘tribes’ back in the hunter gatherer days. I find it extremely interesting that our primal instincts and traits still follow us everyday in modern life.