Judgment Essays

My Place for Diversity

An understanding of both the hidden dimensions of diversity and the visible can upsurges understanding and tolerance of the differences in every one of us. Diversity gives uniqueness to each of us and makes us interesting, however if you base your judgment on the visual and not the hidden dimension as well, then you are being judgmental to that person. The visual characteristics only encompass part of who that person is, which can then give you an inappropriate basis on…

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National Prejudices in the 1800’s and 1900’s

Although more than two hundred years separated Gordon Sinclair and Oliver Goldsmith, in many ways they had similar attitudes referring to “Americans” and “National Prejudices.” Gordon Sinclair, a prominent Canadian writer, who over the years has been tired of all of the American bashing, acknowledges in his many broadcasts and writings; the enormous contributions Americans have made to the world. Gordon Goldmsith is another individual like Mr. Sinclair, in that he dislikes national prejudices. In the Seventeen hundreds, he produced…

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Judgment Suspension

A restaurant is basically a place for eating, and the overall ambiance of a restaurant dictates the behavior of its staff and clients in some way. For example, a restaurant in a five star hotel would impose a dress code and require impeccable conduct from both its employees and customers. On the other hand, any other restaurant may be more tolerant of different kinds of behavior. Nevertheless, wherever one is, he would still be able to observe different attitudes and…

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Drug Addiction

Have you ever judged a book from its cover? Have you ever judged a person by his or her looks or, maybe something you heard about them? If so this is merely a common mistake people make. This is called stereotyping. Usually you have some prior concept on the topic or person. In “About Men” the author, Gretel Ehrlich stresses these simple mistakes that are made when coming up with a judgment of cow boys and their characteristic. The same…

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Gwen Harwood _sharpness of Death_ and _at Mornington_

Through a critical study of Gwen Harwood’s poetry, the responder’s personal response has a significant effect on their judgement towards her poetry. In The Sharpness of Death, Harwood explores the inexplicable link between life and death, as well as the value of memories in response to the inevitable passing of time. Similarly in At Mornington, Harwood accentuates the value of appreciating life to overpower death and the importance of memories to lessen the effects of time passing. These aspects, which…

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Judging People

What gives you the right to judge someone by the way they look? Or the way they act? Or what culture or race they are? You don’t. No one does. But in the world we live in, where society’s opinions matter, we can’t help but to judge people by their appearance and behavior. It’s the subconscious part of our mind that makes judgments of the people around us who may be your friends or someone you have never seen before….

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Walter Lippmann

What is a stereotype? A stereotype is a simplified image of a person, group, etc. Does stereotyping save us the trouble of finding out what the world is like? Are stereotypes damaging? Is there anything positive or helpful about stereotyping? Robert L. Heilbroner in, “Don’t Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments” and Brent Staples in, “Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders his Power to Alter Public Space”, make it clear on why people stereotype and the effect it has…

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Should We Be So Quick to Judge People

I ask this question in an attempt to focus on the tendencies of judging and the norm. Everybody has their own perceptions of what is normal and they make judgments based off of these perceptions. Many of these perceptions cause biases to be formed. A bias is “a particular tendency or inclination, esp. one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice. ” This essentially means that everyone has formed their own prejudice beliefs from life experience. Everyone has their…

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Performance Evaluation

The appraiser is then to check against these traits. They also put their own personal judgment into effect by putting scores on their performance. The people are ranged according to how the appraiser judges them. The appraiser has to be someone who is constantly in touch with the employee and thus is able to appraise his or her behavior against a list that is made (Chapman A. 2007). Summary The appraiser is usually supposed to be the immediate supervisor since…

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Time I Was Judged Unfairly

There was a time back in grade school when I was people had the unjust judgment of who I am as a person because I was a little different from everyone else. I have always been bigger in size than most people and that hasn’t changed today. I would wear different attire than other people because of the area I grew up in and the size of me. I would also be into hip hop music because of who I…

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