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.

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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.

Building Judgment

Judgment Motto

Examine the details

Exercises for Boosting 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.


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Let it Be
Changes - David Bowie
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Be - Common
Compared to What? - Les McCann & Eddie Harris
Pilgrim's Progress - Kris Kristofferson

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