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People-Appraisal Mindset

Defining what this mindset is, how it affects people’s lives, and what to do about it

People-Appraisal Process

Stated simply, People-Appraisal is a process that appraises (judges, measures, evaluates) how good and worthy/worthwhile a person is, one’s “true nature.”

Step 1. Evaluate (Judge, Measure) what People Do or Have

Step 2. Select Judgmental Words

Precise Description of the People-Appraisal Process

People-Appraisal is a process based on the belief that the intrinsic goodness and worthiness/worthwhileness of a person’s “true nature” can be determined by evaluating what the person does and has.

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Effects of People-Appraisals

Favorable Appraisal Effects

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Unfavorable Appraisal Effects

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Unconditional Self-Acceptance

It’s clear that People-Appraisal can greatly affect people’s sense of wellbeing, often adversely. One effective way for a person to avoid the emotional pain negative judgements is to understand that People-Appraisal is totally invalid and replace it with Unconditional Self-Acceptance.

Proof that People-Appraisal is Invalid

Question 1: Is it reasonable to appraise someone’s goodness and worthiness/worthwhileness by judging what the person’s body does and has?

In reality, people ARE only one thing: Fallible (Imperfect) HUMAN BEINGS. That is our essence, our true nature; it’s all we are and ever can be.

Question 2: Is it Really Possible to Appraise a Person’s True Nature?


I’m a clinical psychologist and software architect focused on understanding the intricacies human nature, mind, consciousness, thought, emotions and experience.

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