About the Judge / Bigot Subself

    This protective Guardian subself provides strong opinions on whether certain people, ideas, groups, or events are right or wrong, good, bad, or evil, fair or unfair, safe or dangerous, healthy or toxics, moral or immoral, etc. This subself usually models itself after an opinionated childhood parent, teacher, coach, minister, hero/ine, and/or Holy Book.

    The Judge focuses on things outside you. Your Inner Critic and Perfectionist Guardians focus on making judgments about you. The Judge is the main cause of prejudicial or bigoted thoughts and actions. It ranges from mild to fierce, and may work with the Righteous, Aggressive, and/or Zealot/Fanatic Guardian subselves.