What is the meaning of "judgmental comments" and where can it be used?
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A judgmental comment is one that is directed in a personal way about someone's behavior, life choices, attitudes, and so on.
The judgmental comment in that case, might have been something like:
Here's the sense in which it's used, from The Free Dictionary:
judg·men·tal (jj-mntl) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or dependent on judgment: a judgmental error. 2. Inclined to make judgments, especially moral or personal ones: a marriage counselor who tries not to be judgmental.
The second entry is the one used most often regarding comments made by others.
By the way, if someone ever accuses you of being judgmental, the best response is simply to ask them: "Is there something wrong with being judgmental?" Which puts them in a bind, because to answer that question affirmatively, they have to make a judgmental statement. Enjoy.
Judgmental comments, often try to generalize conclusions from limited experience to almost all of them. Example:
Here, though there is no clear evidence that the person, referred here, is 'into' drugs still a conclusion is made about his drug habits based on conclusions about his friend circle.
Of course, judgmental comments need not always have negative colors about them, they can also be positive:
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