Try the exercise with a colleague or friend. Did you both
come up with the same facts? Did you find that you put value
judgements onto your facts, despite trying not to?
Dispassionate analysis of the facts is what solicitors, lawyers
and judges have to do on a daily basis and is probably the
reason why they can sometimes come across as being "cold"
towards others. It is possible that they may need to be this
way in order to function effectively in their jobs and to
avoid becoming emotionally involved with their work.
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