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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    When you meet people for the first time, do you judge them?
    Perceptions and first impressions of people tend to occur within a very short period of meeting them.

    Maybe its to do with development in the EEA. Those who were able to make snap judgements about others, animals and places were better adapted to survive (ie immediatley dismissing a potential mate or immediatley identifying a hostile enemy).

    Not really relevant now and a bit of a pain considering most of the things we judge people on are ********, but you can still correct a wronged impression.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    1. Why do you ask one question in your thread title, then ask a completely different question in your post?

    2. Why are you obsessed with judging, social groups and social ranking? Just look at how many threads you create on ultimately the same topic. Do you not think you should just get over it? You are dedicating your life to very narrow and shallow obsessions.

    3. Why are you so concerned with 'perception'? Do you still believe you
    have a 'perceptual disorder'?
    most younger people judge others.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    most younger people judge others.
    You failed to address any of my questions. Try again.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    You failed to address any of my questions. Try again.
    There is no reason for the disconnect in the title.

    And human beings naturally judge others and have ranks.

    And I think that perception is natural, which is why I ask.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    And I think that perception is natural, which is why I ask.
    As opposed to what? Supernatural?
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    As opposed to what? Supernatural?
    No.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    No.
    What then?
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    I want to know how perception is gained.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    I want to know how perception is gained.
    What do you mean by perception?
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    to sense things.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    to sense things.
    In what way?

    Perception is essentially low level physiology via sight, smell, touch etc. Perception is paying attention to a stimulus, whether it be the sound of my TV behind me or the car driving past my window.

    Unless you have some sort of disability (e.g. you are blind), then you have just as much perception as everyone else.

    What do you mean by perception and to 'sense things'. Do you mean like a ******* jedi? What are you on about?
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    In what way?

    Perception is essentially low level physiology via sight, smell, touch etc. Perception is paying attention to a stimulus, whether it be the sound of my TV behind me or the car driving past my window.

    Unless you have some sort of disability (e.g. you are blind), then you have just as much perception as everyone else.

    What do you mean by perception and to 'sense things'. Do you mean like a ******* jedi? What are you on about?
    sense other people.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    sense other people.
    Use your eyes.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Use your eyes.
    I want to sense whether I like them instantly or not.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    I want to sense whether I like them instantly or not.
    Why would you need to do that? Thats grounds for a very lonely life.

    In addition, peoples personalities are complex and variable depending on time and situation. To judge them instantly would almost certainly be premature and inaccurate.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    When you meet people for the first time, do you judge them?
    To be honest, who doesn't?
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Why would you need to do that? Thats grounds for a very lonely life.

    In addition, peoples personalities are complex and variable depending on time and situation. To judge them instantly would almost certainly be premature and inaccurate.
    But nearly everybody does it.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    But nearly everybody does it.
    I disagree.

    I feel that most people realise the true nature of personality and how variable and intricate it can be. Subsequently they are well aware of the fact that an initial judgement would be inaccurate and would inevitably result in a striking off of every single person they met. As a result, people put aside their prejudgements and act tolerantly and spend a significant period of time with other people before they 'decide'.

    Why are you so keen on judging people as fast as possible? Surprisingly, you can't always categorise people into 'like' and 'dislike'. I have friends of many years whom, on occasion, I dislike and other times I like.

    What you are doing is unhealthy and is going to result in a very sad life.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    I disagree.

    I feel that most people realise the true nature of personality and how variable and intricate it can be. Subsequently they are well aware of the fact that an initial judgement would be inaccurate and would inevitably result in a striking off of every single person they met. As a result, people put aside their prejudgements and act tolerantly and spend a significant period of time with other people before they 'decide'.

    Why are you so keen on judging people as fast as possible? Surprisingly, you can't always categorise people into 'like' and 'dislike'. I have friends of many years whom, on occasion, I dislike and other times I like.

    What you are doing is unhealthy and is going to result in a very sad life.
    But most people do it.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    But most people do it.
    Most people are capable of looking past first judgements.
 
 
 
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