We judge while we get judged by others.
Being judgemental is a human way of picking out what’s real and what’s imagined. It’s how someone communicates their opinion.
Unfortunately, not all of us are mentally sound. Some are ill in their brains, and they can say offensive things towards you – unintentionally, yet if you aren’t careful, you could take it personally.
Other kinds of people could take judgemental scenarios further by losing their temper towards you and even spitting on you!
When it comes to opinions, all of us are wired differently. Some don’t mind and don’t care at all, while others are sensitive – with a little bit of a judgemental attitude towards them ruining their entire day.
John 7: 24 Do not judge by the outward appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Judging others unrighteously is when we criticize them without knowing all the facts, especially what they are going through on the inside, which only God knows.
The best way to address judgemental attitudes is by being a positive contributor to their mental health. This is achieved by the things you say to them, and your actions too.
Simply appreciate them for their opinion and don’t argue lest you become obsessed to their criticism. For instance, you could respond back by saying “Thank you” and change the subject or mind your own business.
If it’s negative criticism, keep it to yourself, it might end up being used against you
Matthew 7:1-6 (Christ addressing judgemental issues)
Don’t react back. Avoid them. You don’t have a problem – they do. So, don’t respond to their opinions – just walk away.
When you play their game, you’ll find yourself interacting with them and most likely, you might get to the breaking point where anger sets in.
So, in most cases, it’s better to “boundary-up”.
Always remember this: Highly judgemental people don’t change, but you can ignore them, to avoid getting hurt.