There are ten basic markers that will help you judge a person’s character.
- Talk time vs. Listen time
Talking more indicates that he is very self-important, or extraordinarily nervous.
- A giver or a taker?
If you feel drained after your initial meeting, don’t pursue any longer.
- How they tackle new projects
Dislike change or who leap right in cheerfully tacking new tasks.
Fake praise and flattery are indicative of someone sucking up.
- What are their friends like?
The best way to find out about a person is by the company they keep.
- How does he treat strangers?
Whether he’s polite or rude to your receptionist.
Some struggle to overcome makes a person more genuine and hard working.
- Leisure activities
Unless they have a packed schedule, it means they’re quite uninterested in life.
- How would you feel if stranded?
If it would make you uncomfortable, move on to another candidate.
Is he really honest with himself about his strengths and weaknesses.
Evaluating people is probably the toughest thing. Work has two dimensions cost & quality in opposition to each other. While perfection is impossible, improvements are imperative. If a person hasn't improved over himself during past month/quarter/year, he is rotten. While end results are important, the means adopted are even more important. Finally, never evaluate a person of his biggest activities, which any would have been done with great care. Evaluate him while doing smallest deeds.