In the following video, two people assume they know what the other person is thinking. They make snap judgments about each other. When you make a snap judgement it means that you have taken a mental position such as right or wrong, good or bad before having all the facts. When we do this we hurt other people unintentionally.
To prevent making snap judgments, try the following:
1.Do not act on the first thought that comes into your head.
2. Take your time. Inhale.
3. Observe the situation closely.
4. Mentally brainstorm at least three other explanations for the other person's behavior or actions.
5. If the situation allows start up a conversation.
Read the book The Jacket by Andrew Clements. What assumptions does the one boy make? Why did he make these assumptions? What problems does this cause? Upper Elementary