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May 22, 2008
Many of us find ourselves being judgmental - even when that is not our intentions. However, when individuals differ in their personality traits, physical characteristics, and behaviors, it is easy to place some type of judgment. Chances are, you have experienced this yourself. Whether we admit it or not, each of us are constantly judging others and being judged. However, there comes a time in a person's life in which it is time to simply accept the fact that every person is their own. We are all unique. We all have a set of unique disciplines, behaviors, feelings, interests, and similar components that makes us who we are. There should not be any room for judgment when we think of things in this manner.

There are a number of components that come together to establish who we are as individuals. First, the background that we have - such as our experiences and the attitudes that we were introduced to - plays a large role when it comes to determining who we are. Our interests, talents, and abilities also play a role in the development of who we are. While it is natural for a person to want to categorize as we see appropriately in order to associate one thing to another, it is important that when we do this with people that we remember that we are all unique. While the mind can group similar individuals together, we should not allow our minds to separate others from us simply because of the fact that they are different from us.

Throughout our lives, we will interact with a large number of people. We will live, work, and play with a variety of individuals throughout our lives. Many times, you may find that it is difficult to deal with these individuals. It is not uncommon to become frustrated with another person because they do not think, act, or feel the same way that you do. Judging an individual on these things can result in turmoil in the relationships that you share with these people. Many times, it is best to simply let go of the differences that surround you and others. We have to take a look around at the differences that surround us, and just appreciate those things that make others different from us.

There are many situations; for example, when a married couple will experience a lot of anger and frustration because of the fact that one spouse is trying to change another. It is not that the spouse does not love the other; it is just that they feel as if they should be more like them in order to make things a bit smoother in the day to day relationship with another. However, time and time again, this proves to be detrimental to the overall relationship. This is why it is very important to ensure that you never attempt to change or mold a person to your liking. Simply accept the things that you cannot change and appreciate the fact that you and others are different.

Placing judgment on others and living with the personality and characteristics that lead to a judgmental attitude can lead to anger, frustration, and a lot of other detrimental emotions that can break you down as a person. However, accepting the fact that everyone is different and avoiding the temptation of giving into judgmental attitudes can help you lead a life that is full of love, peace, and happiness. Not being judgmental is an art, start creating your masterpiece today!
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Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of My-Personal-Growth.com, a site that provides information and articles for self improvement and personal growth and development.
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