Judgmental people might just be chronically insecure

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“A man [or woman] cannot be comfortable without his [or her] own approval.” — Mark Twain

When the seed was planted

When the seed was nourished

“Insecurity has many causes. Chronic insecurity, on the other hand, almost always rests on a weak sense of identity. Not to mention a deficit of self-compassion,” explains Tina Gilbertson LPC.

The plant starts to grow, breaching the soil

According to Caroline J. Simon, Ph.D., “Being judgmental distorts our perception of other people, of ourselves and of what matters most in living a well-lived human life. It feeds on and engenders a lack of sympathetic understanding of others.”

The plant blossoms

“It’s painful to feel insecure! People in pain deserve kindness, not judgment,” says Gilbertson.

So how can we start being less judgmental?

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