When determining whether or not we like a book, it’s easy to be deliberate and thoughtful in our approach. But when it comes to judging people, it’s a totally different story.

We tend to instantly evaluate those we encounter based on what we see on the surface. which is the equivalent of judging the book by its cover, without browse its contents.

The truth is that you end up doing yourself a disservice when you prejudge people before getting to know them better. You miss out on potentially enriching friendships and partnerships, and you could even put yourself in harm’s way if you’re too quick to trust.

In this episode, I outline five key reasons why you should not judge people based solely on their appearance, and what you should do instead to see them for who they truly are.