30 Kinds of People We Just Can't Stop Judging

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long fingernailsBlame human nature. No matter how "nice" we want to be 24/7/365, sometimes, we just can't help letting our own hang-ups, lifestyles, backgrounds, or tastes influence how we see others. Or should I say, how we judge others?

Be honest: Whether we "mean to," "want to," or not, we all do it. When we're walking down the street, waiting in line at the store, or simply driving around town, it's impossible not to occasionally find yourself completely turned-off by someone else and labeling them in your head. Even little, not-so-obvious reasons could have us rolling our eyes. I surveyed people of varied ages and backgrounds who they judge and compiled up with this list of 30 types of people others couldn't stop negatively judging, whether they were proud or ashamed to admit it ...

  1. People who smoke. It's 2013, not 1950. We know too much about the health consequences of this nasty habit to keep thinking it's a good idea. Or an acceptable behavior around others who might not want to be subjected to secondhand smoke.
  2. People who drink lots of soda. Don't they know it's filled with high fructose corn syrup and chemicals that are rotting them from the inside out?
  3. People who perpetually eat junk food. See #2.
  4. People who have "too many kids." Seriously, are they trying to be the next Duggars or what?
  5. People who own guns.
  6. Women who wear tons of perfume/layers of makeup. What are they hiding under there?!
  7. Women who have overly long, painted fingernails -- particularly with nail art. Aren't there less icky ways of expressing yourself?
  8. Men with even slightly long fingernails and/or toenails. Eww, ever hear of personal hygiene?
  9. People who use poor grammar/spelling in an obviously lazy way. Failing to show you have a grasp on the English language is sure to do the opposite of impress.
  10. People who update their Facebook status constantly. Way to be totally self-obsessed!
  11. People who spend copious amounts of time and energy writing novel-long, judgmental comments on blogs. Can't help but conjure up this hilarious SNL skit.
  12. People who carry an ill-fitting, unkempt smartphone case. Kiiiinda screams "slob."
  13. People who keep a really messy (which, admittedly, is totally relative) home. Kiiinda screams "hoarder."
  14. People who are obese or have obese children. Sad one, but oh so true.
  15. People who won't recycle, even when it's really easy to. Globe-killing litter bugs!
  16. Restaurant-goers who say "let me get ..." or "gimme the ..." as opposed to "I would like ..." or "may I have ..." Have some manners!
  17. Self-righteous people who refuse to believe scientific evidence that contradicts what their faith tells them to believe.
  18. People who refuse to give up their seat for a pregnant woman on public transportation. Self-centered jerks!
  19. Public transportation users who lean on/"hump" the pole on the subway. So other people can't use it to hold on. Self-centered jerks!
  20. Republican, aka "conservative," FOX News-loving voters. (Applicable only to those who vote Democrat.) What are they thinking?!
  21. Democrat, aka "liberal," hippie voters. (Applicable only to those who vote Republican.) What are they thinking?!
  22. Gym-goers who don't to wipe down exercise machines after use. Gross.
  23. People who don't wash their hands in a public restroom. Shudder.
  24. Public transit users who sit on the outside seat ... and then act incredulous that they have to move when you ask to sit down.
  25. People who swear/curse profusely. Especially in front of kids.
  26. Anyone with a persistent, heavy, rattling sniff in a movie theater or other public place. Get a tissue!
  27. Vacationers who vacation only at Disney World. Helllooo, haven't these people ever considered broadening their horizons?
  28. People who can't stop driving and texting or walking and texting or movie-watching and texting, etc. Cut it out!
  29. People who neglect to hold the door for anyone (especially women/children). Have a little human decency, whydontcha?
  30. People who refuse to thank someone who holds the door for them. Common courtesy must be completely dead.

Be honest: What do you negatively judge others on?


Image via Steve Jurvetson/Flickr

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nonmember avatar Octoberbird

I kind of agree with some of these, but 4, 14 and 27? Let me pour you a nice glass of "none of your business." Oh, tell me how skinny YOUR children are and how you vacation in a different place every single vacation.

laure... laurenemb

I judge these commenters who don't have a sense of humor.

The people that lean on the rail in the middle of the subway - TOTALL AGREE. dude. I need to hold onto the rail, and would prefer to do it without your ass germs on my hand. KTHANKS.

Eddie... EddiesMama83

Let's see....

I judge stupid liberals, The Stir writers, people who drink, people who smoke, people who smoke marijauna, people who worship science, people who worship themselves, women who can't live without a man, SAHMs that spend their days doing nothing, people who abort their babies, ....the list could go on!

fave82 fave82

What an ahole.

nonmember avatar Bob

This might be the most smug thing I've ever read on the Internet. I hope you don't actually consider this to be "journalism."

early... earlybird11

U judge people who vacation at Disney ? I judge u based on ur obvious mental instability

MrsYo... MrsYoung1287

Right on eddiesmama83!! Sweetcherry and Missusmc, I was gonna write somthing along the lines of what you both wrote.

nonmember avatar Momof2

As a person who is obese and a mom I find your blog insulting. Just because someone is overweight, doesn't mean they are not good parents. Not everyone is a size 2! I hate people who judge strangers on their physical features alone! I feel sorry for kids.

Pinkmani Pinkmani

It's true! I'm judgemental!

She forgot one that bothers me: People who spend money they don't have and want to complain about being broke. I can't stand when people talk about their money problems.

tuffy... tuffymama

I admit to judging people who feed their kids shit food. I judge them to not know any better. Unless they do, and then sometimes I think they are either pitiful or lazy.

I judge as an asshole from crap parents anyone over the age of ten who makes fun of fat people, gay people, disabled people, children, and old people.

I judge as bestial and backwards all people who participate in child and spousal abuse/murder and/or xenophobia/genocide simply because it is part of their "culture." I think you know who I mean.

I judge as immature and narrowminded anyone who blindly toes any party line, regardless of the rhetoric and policy.

I judge as hypocritical anyone who castigates and is intolerant of me because of my more conservative beliefs and politics as a libertarian.

I judge as self-centered and suffering from a limited world view most of The Stir chicks. And that one guy is a caveman douchebag mouthbreather limpdick jerk. Not the tech guy. The other one. He knows who he is.

I judge most of the commenters on this site as kickass crazy chicks, and others as straight nuts or secretly insecure girls who pride themselves on being bitches. I hope they grow out of that. LOL.

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