Everyone casts judgement on people upon initially meeting them. There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact, that judgement is what got humanity to this point. This article won’t be about the initial judgement we cast on people, but rather the judgement that we place on people we know.
You see, it’s easy to get lost in personality. People are quick to show who they are. Yet, they conceal parts of themselves that show more in-depth to who they can be. This is dangerous, and is exactly why we need to be aware that character is a lie. Character is who someone is, mentally and morally. Internally, you can try and identify who you are. Although, who you are is very situational, right?
How would you react if a stranger violated someone that you love in front of you? You may become violent, without even being a violent person. That’s an example of how your character can be changed with just one action. It’s not a fixed trait, it’s a variable trait that’s always changing which is why I claim that it’s a lie. You could have a counter-argument that one action doesn’t change the character of a person. Have that same argument with people in prison.
Too often, we write people off and they slip through the cracks being sneaky and devious because nobody expects it. The goal here isn’t to get you to lose trust in everyone that you know. It’s to tell you that you may not know them as well as you think. They could wear a mask that hides their true, evil self. Probably not, but you should be aware that it’s very possible. Even so, it’s great to be optimistic and take people for who they are at face value; just be conscious that who you think they are may not be who they actually are.
Do you believe that you have good judgement? Stream Attack on Titan now on Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll to find out if you really are.