Why Do People Judge Others?

People judge others because the human brain has natural preconceptions and prejudices, argues Women’s Health. The part of the brain responsible for emotional and social behavior activates unconscious attitudes upon which people judge others, even before knowing who they are, asserts Time.

Judging others is a normal reaction, notes Psychology Today. This is because human beings have a natural instinct for survival, which makes them defensive and judgmental when they feel threatened. People also judge when they don’t understand the reason for the behavior of others. When people are not aware of the pain others are experiencing, they fail to understand why they become difficult and judge them. People judge others because the human mind naturally looks for the negative, reveals Psychology Today.

People judge others because they forget that all human beings make mistakes. People have differences in the ways of seeking happiness and fulfillment, which make it hard for others to accept some behaviors. Lack of education on the disabilities that affect behavior also makes people judge others, asserts Psychology Today.

People also judge others because of their appearance or weight. Research reveals that most people assume that faces with prominent cheekbones and inner eyebrows are more trustworthy, according to Time.

People should try to know others before judging them, recommends Psychology Today. In addition, people should not underestimate the struggles of others.