McLean was trying to stay outwardly calm and nonjudgmental, yet she was afraid of what Ivins might do—to her or to someone else.
The episode in theory tries to be nonjudgmental towards people who are attracted towards stability.
One of the harmful clichés of modern life is the exhortation to be nonjudgmental.
It is nonjudgmental, and acknowledges that we are in the throes of a transition.
He said this all in a very matter-of-fact, nonjudgmental way.