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Are you Judging someone when you give your opinion?

Judgement or Judge-To form an opinion after careful weighing of evidence. When someone gives their opinion about a subject and the person asking the question doesn't agree with what you say or want to hear what they want, they may think you're judging them. By the definition are you?

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Jenaiko01

Asked by Jenaiko01 at 4:49 PM on Nov. 15, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • i dont, i give an answer that is my opinion. sometimes it might come off as judgmental, but i dont mean it that way.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:54 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Absolutley! We all have our own judgements. It's human nature and it's not exactly wrong. We all use our judgement daily, it was given to us for a reason. But to assume facts that aren't given are different.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 4:56 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I think the difference between judging and giving an opinion is whether or not you are putting the person's ways down. I have an opinion on a lot of things, but I also accept that there are a million different ways to lead a life and mine isn't necessarily right for everyone.
    Jessica157

    Answer by Jessica157 at 5:15 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • The interesting thing about judgment - there are only certain people who insist it's a bad thing. They are the same ones who get their panties in a twist when they're called out for doing it. For those who don't apply a moral value to it, it's not a line between opinion and judgment, it's a line between opinion and attack.

    I think circumcision is barbaric - opinion
    You are an abusive mother for circumcising your son - attack

    Some would just as easily call the second one a judgment, because it's the person, not the act, being judged, but reality is they are both moral judgments. Everyone judges, if you don't, you're a fool, and far more likely to be mugged or taken in by phishing scams. Judging is nothing more than discernment - which is a good thing. The real issue is hypocrisy, when those who run around telling everyone else not to judge (impossible standard) then fail to meet their own standard and cry foul when caught
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:24 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

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