Judgment

Judgment as a Top Strength:

If Judgment is your top strength, thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind.

Virtue Category:

Judgment falls in the virtue category of Wisdom. Wisdom deals with strengths that involve the way we acquire and use knowledge.

Key Concepts:

The strength of judgment is a corrective strength in that it counteracts faulty thinking, such as favoring your current views or favoring ideas that are considered the dominant view, and therefore giving less attention to the less-dominant view. It is the willingness to search actively for evidence against your favored beliefs, plans or goals and to weigh all of the evidence fairly when it is available.

Exercises to Boost Judgment:

  • Play devil’s advocate on an issue that you have strong opinions about.
  • Examine a past event that you are not happy with (not following through with a goal) and brainstorm ideas for other ways that you could have approached that event/activity.
  • Before you make your next big decision, consider the following questions first: "There is another way I could look at this," or "There's probably something I'm not seeing" in order to see it from all sides.

Building Judgment:

 

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