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?


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handy... handy0318

Seriously, do some people actually drum up enough mental and spiritual energy to judge a family taking Disney vacations?  

There needs to be a #31: People who spend too much time judging others rather than minding their own business. 

nonmember avatar Em

LOL! I think you may be the most attention seeking stir writer yet!!

CPN322 CPN322

You are most likely about to get ripped apart for this article. You are right that all of us(even the nicest of us) judge others. I am trying so very hard not to, and I tend to keep my judgemental thoughts to myself, but I still have them. I'm trying to train my brain to automatically look for something I like about a person instead of judging them(my bio-father is very judgemental and would make comments about others to me constantly as a child, I hated it and don't want to be like that).

morga... morgani6904

I try to not judge others. Does that mean I don't have judgemental thoughts? Sure I do. But I keep them to myself. Who cares if someone doesn't hold the door for me? At least I know that I can and I will hold the door for someone else. There's no reason to judge others for their choices. Maybe they were raised differently, I don't know. For whatever reason, politeness and common courtesy are all but gone these days. But at least I know that my children will be raised to follow all of the simple rules(and I'm sure much tougher rules, as well). It's all a matter of choice.

nonmember avatar Stephanie.r.e

I agree with some, think people would have to be ugly people to think others. I am told a lot how nice of a person I am. I try to keep my thoughts to myself. I judge people.. A lot actually. I do think it through though. Example: I was at the emergency room for an actual emergency and would judge everyone that walked in that didn't look like they had an actual emergency. Then I realized that my emergency was invisable also.. So maybe theirs is. So I put effort into not judging others.

amiec... amiecanflie

Judging people and acting out based on your maybe or maybe not correct assumptions is different. I judge people, of course I do. That's how humans work. But does that mean I'm gonna be rude about it, ect? No. I'm nice to everyone I meet, I hold the door open even if the rude person doesn't say thank you, ect. PLenty of people I have mentally judged have proven me right, and plenty have proven me wrong. 

chigi... chigirl1228

Wtf is this trash? I have judgemental thoughts but it's based more on actions rather than looks. For instance... if someone bumps into me and doesn't even pretend to notice I think they are rude. But if someone has an ill fitting smartphone case i don't give a shit. People who judge others on appearances are dumb clucks. Another example, if you have a phone conversation on speaker in public I think you are rude. If you are fat I don't give a shit. Lol this article is garbage.

missusmc missusmc

I judge blog writers who are controversial for the sake of getting more comments.

sweet... sweetcherry_59

Of course Maressa wrote this...it's self absorbed.

Shandi80 Shandi80

I feel bad for you if judging other people makes you feel better about yourself.

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