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When I see a person who looks "different" I always wonder what their life is like and if they might be reaching out for attention even if it isn't the best kind. If I feel threatened or intimidated by the individual, I notice my judgmental self comes out. My cautious thoughts start profiling. I have to work on finding a middle ground and learn to trust, even people who look intimidating can be good people. I have to make sure I'm not being too naive but also use my instinct. It is a tough scenario!