On Friday, I found myself waiting for an elevator at work. (This happens rather frequently as there are not nearly enough elevators for a building as large as the one I work in, but that's neither here nor there.) Anyway, when the doors finally opened, I found myself making a not-so-kind judgment about the people getting off the elevator. You know, one of those gut instinct sort of thoughts that you chuckle about to yourself but wouldn't ever say out loud. Then two things happened in rapid succession:
1- I immediately felt guilty for indulging in such stereotypes. I must be a bad social worker.
and, 2- I entered the elevator, and my original judgements were solidly confirmed.
So, the question is: is it still wrong to make a nasty judgement about someone based entirely on biased assumptions if it turns out I'm right all along? Or does that just make me incredibly intuitive?