How does a person know if their judgement is impaired?

  1. ParadigmEnacted profile image72
    ParadigmEnactedposted 4 years ago

    How does a person know if their judgement is impaired?

    I don't mean if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Just in general.

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    I would think there would be small signs to show this. Maybe not what you notice, but what others around you may notice.

  3. denise.w.anderson profile image91
    denise.w.andersonposted 4 years ago

    A person does not always know when their judgement is impaired until something happens that makes it obvious. I was walking down the stairs while looking at some papers one time. I stepped out thinking that I was at the bottom of the stairs, but I was not. I spent two weeks laid up due to the injury to my foot. I was very angry with myself for allowing a distraction to impair my judgement. I learned from the experience that I should not read while walking down the stairs! Had someone tried to point that out to me, I would not have believed it. I thought that I knew what I was doing. Most people are the same way. They trust their own judgement until there is a circumstance where it becomes blatantly obvious that there is a problem.