Oxford Dictionary defines character as collective qualities or characteristics, esp, mental and moral, that distinguish a person or thing. I base my judgment of character largely by what a man does but not solely. I pose some preliminary questions to myself, when engaging in judgment of character.
Is the action displayed a true reflection of the person?
Are the actions displayed, influenced by interest, something other, or environment?
Is the present action observed a pattern of deep-seated mental issues?
Or, is this person, crafty and deceptive, a master at wearing different masks?
No reasonable judgment call can be made without answers to the preliminaries. Information gathering and data-mining can often be tedious and become a complex and lengthy process, but the process is essential and protocol. The greater the importance of the judgment call to be made, the more in depth the examination. Everything regarding the history of that person comes into focus and of interest.
In making a sound judgment call of character, it is equally important not to prematurely come to conclusions in the absence of information. And when you have to make a snap judgment, you must know the relevant fields of data to consider and base judgment upon. Last but not least, it’s mandatory to know when to reserve judgment.
Every time I make the determination on someone’s character, it means that this person is of some consequence to my world in some significant way. The key to me is to limit a person’s ability to effect my environment. I try my best to limit those who can influence my environment or aspects of my strategic objectives. I make a clear distinction between making judgment calls on an incidental basis, with regards to specific things someone does, and an overall character judgment.
Sometimes it’s best not to devote brain power to the insignificant. Often we allow one incident, action or word to be used as a basis to make a judgment call on someone’s character. The incidents can be used as a point of reference and may provide reason to suspend or limit future interaction to varying degrees. To ignore the indicators, which present themselves, good or bad, would clearly be a missed opportunity to remain in-tune with your environment and those within that environment.
In conclusion, I rarely judge someone’s character. When I do, I bring all analytical tools to bear on the subject, absent emotion. I always look for methods to improve my system of analysis, to assess things as they are and not as I want them to be. I leave the reader with the questions:
What is your approach to assessing someone’s character?
Is it based on emotions or logic, or a combination of both?
How would you presently improve your system to assess someone’s character? Do you have one?
Your life, liberty, career, and family could depend on YOU making the right assessment.
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