Recognizing when we are being judgmental in personal and business conversations is important because judging is based on our internal information instead of what the other person in the conversation is saying. When we “judge the other”, we cannot meet the other person’s needs or hear what is being said. Instead, we are listening to our own self- talk based on our opinions, beliefs, assumptions, and past thinking. Therefore, being judgmental is not being present in the conversation. And, a great skill for having masterful conversations is recognizing our own judgmental tendencies.
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Richard Wilberg is a creativity coach, musician, photographer, and former business leader who lives in Madison, Wisconsin.