The Dangers of Opinion: Why We Judge Others (and Ourselves), and What To Do About It

Judging ourselves and others is a part of our daily lives, whether we like to admit it or not. Some of these judgments are positive, others are negative. The effects of our negative judgments can sometimes be so deeply rooted in our minds that we may not even realize how much of an impact it has on the way we think- because it feels so normal. In this episode of The Motivational Intelligence Podcast, Sean Johnson and Dave Naylor discuss the impacts of our judgments, where they come from, and how to change them when they become detrimental. They touch on many important points such as what confidence really is and why it is so important, and whose opinion you should really be paying attention to. This is a completely universal topic that all of us struggle with from time to time, but the good news is that there are many simple ways that we can control it and make it better. There is a lot to be learned from this episode, so it is definitely one that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to check out our newest episode of The Motivational Intelligence Podcast entitled “The Danger of Opinion: Why We Judge Others (and ourselves), and what to Do about It”, and as always, let us know what you think and check us out on social media!

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Shownotes

0:18- Intro

1:50- Why humans are conditioned to judge

7:17- Where does judgment show up today?

20:57- When things are deep rooted, different perspectives are key

21:30 How to help someone

23:44- Why do we judge others?

30:00- What confidence really is

38:58- The social media effect

42:36- How often are our judgments actually correct?

47:50- Empathy

49:02- Judgment and understanding

52:35- How do we break out of our initial snap judgment?

57:30- Concluding thoughts