how do you size people up?

"I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights." (Maya Angelou)

I have a good friend who will only date men who handle crisis well. Sometimes I drive Brent crazy because I will start shouting swear words...because I dropped an ice cube, or forgot to pick up the dry cleaning. I have explained over and over that if there is a real crisis, I am very calm. He did not believe me, until we had a real crisis.

I think Maya's three things are pretty good indicators as well. I might say "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by how they handle their kids having a melt down, how many credit cards they have in their wallet, and their shoes."

What do you use to size people up?


harkinna said...

Here is what one friend said:

That's a good question....I think the way somebody reacts when it's time to pay the bill for the evening's drinks, the way they handle a loved one is crying, and what they do when somebody is cutting when they're lining up at the bank.

These are good too!!

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting! "How do you size people up?" By what flower a person likes, I can tell a lot :-). I just gave my Happy Monday readers the test, then I read your blog! I will share this with my readers, if that is fine with you.


harkinna said...

Please, share away! How fun! I will be interested to hear what your readers think!