Evaluation and Judgment
January 18, 2013
What are the different ways in which we evaluate people?
Some of the ways in which we evaluate people are by the way they act, dress, treat others, what kind of job and education they have, what type of car and house they have. We always say you have to watch out for the quiet ones because they are usually the most dangerous. In a way we have just evaluated someone that happens to be very quiet, now sometimes they are just quiet until they get to know someone. We will also evaluate/stereotype someone who has nice clothes. When we someone who has nice clothes, house or car we automatically think that they must have a really good job or they have a lot of money. However all of the ways we evaluate someone goes hand in hand because we assume that when one has a really good job he must have a really high education and therefore he can afford the finer things in life. When we see someone who is homeless we say well it is their fault when in all honesty we do not know the situation that put them there.
How do these factors play a role in our expectations of other people?
For one these factors play a role because we assume that if someone has a high education then that is why they act stuck up and they are better than everyone else. When someone acts in an ill behaved way we blame it on the way they were raised or the fact that they are rebelling against their parents. For example a preachers kid is misbehaving we say well I guess they are focusing more on what they are going to preach then to their children. If we as mom mistreat our kids then CPS is called on us for being a bad mom, but if we are out working then we are told what kind of mom are. I think we sometimes have our expectations set to high for people. We expect that if we are told that someone is going to do something for us that they will, and if they do not we wonder why.
What are the disadvantages of these...