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Careful You’re Not Judging People

You might not even realise you’re doing it

Our brains are wired to recognise situations we have seen previously and react in the same way we did before. It’s a clever function, and it means we don’t have to re-learn how to make a cup of coffee every morning, but it can lead to problems too.

If you have a prejudice, for whatever reason, it’s really hard to displace it.

For example, if you’ve had a bad experience with a tradesperson you might be wary the next time you need one. But it’s not fair, is it? Just because you had a bad experience with the last tradesperson you engaged with, it doesn’t mean that all tradespeople are evil.

Flipping a situation in reverse is useful. Switch places with the person you’re about to judge. How would you feel if the roles were reversed?

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