Five ways people judge your character

We all judge others. Here are some ways that people judge that may not be that obvious.

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Judge not, lest ye be judged.

We all judge others. Some of us do it more so. And even if you think you haven’t, you have. It’s part of human nature. Of course, there are so many ways in which people judge – where you live, what you wear, how much money you have, what you do with that money, etc. And some judgments are more harmless than others. But did you know that someone could judge your character by your personality traits? Here are five examples.

1. What shoes you wear

According to a study publishes in the Journal of Research in Personality in 2012, shoes are a good source of first impressions. The study found that you can guess about 90 per cent of a person’s characteristics, such as their income, political affiliation, gender, and even age, just by looking at their shoes – especially by noticing the cost, style, color and condition of the shoe.

If this is the case, then different people would come up with different personality profiles for me, given the variety of shoes that I own.

2. Your handwriting

According to research conducted by the National Pen Company, how you write – i.e. the size and shape of your letters, spacing between words and more – can indicate over 5000 personality traits, even right down to detecting lies and revealing possible health concerns.

For example, the research found that those with small handwriting are likely to be shy, meticulous and studious, while people with larger handwriting are more outgoing, love attention and are outspoken.

Well, my handwriting is simply messy, and can change. Hmm … the beginnings of a theme here …

3. The colour towards which you gravitate

Yes, apparently you can tell a lot about someone based on the colours they like and wear. Supposedly, people whose favourite colour is black are often artistic and sensitive. Those who like white are believed to be organised and don't have a great deal of clutter in their lives. Whereas people who gravitate to mostly red, live life to the fullest and are determined. Green lovers are meant to be affectionate, loyal and frank. (Read about more colours here).

I love earthy colours – greens, oranges, browns and yellows – so I suppose that means I’m down to earth?

4. How punctual you are

How early or late you show up for an engagement could make a negative or positive impression about your character. Being late for an important date may create a negative impression about who you are – such as being lazy or disorganized – whereas being early for an appointment can mean that people think you are considerate about other’s time, as well as are organised, in control and self-motivated.

I have the habit of running about five minutes late, but I’m really working hard to be punctual, if not five minutes early. More because it’s a courteous act, as I don’t like people having to wait for me. Okay, you got me. I just like the label of being organised and self-motivated.

5. Your handshake

Someone with a strong handshake is said to exude confidence and have a strong character. While anyone with a weak handshake is believed to be the polar opposite – i.e. lack confidence, are meek and always tend to want the easy way out of difficult situations. Do you agree?

From my experience I feel that a handshake can say a lot about a person, but it’s not necessarily a good indicator of how kind, compassionate and considerate someone is (which are important characteristics to me). So, to confuse things, I try to guess the person’s handshake and match theirs … I blame my multiple personality … don’t judge me.

Read more at Lifehack.

Are there other ways in which you find yourself judging a person’s character? Which ones do you feel give you a good guide about someone’s personality?





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    nena
    9th Mar 2016
    10:24am
    My shoes are CRUELTY-FREE ones because I love animals therefore I don't eat them and try at not to getting anything coming from them. How others do judge me?
    Anonymous
    9th Mar 2016
    1:54pm
    Probably by the smell of your feet.
    roy
    9th Mar 2016
    3:20pm
    Love it sat Eddie, I've smelt people with plastic shoes as well.
    roy
    9th Mar 2016
    3:20pm
    Love it sat Eddie, I've smelt people with plastic shoes as well.
    Anonymous
    9th Mar 2016
    4:05pm
    mick, a few people don't know it, but these plastics things are very unhealthy, as well, because they do not allow your feet to "breathe" like natural leather. This results in perspiration buildup, unpleasant odour, and a very good breeding ground for bacteria causing athlete's foot and other fungi.
    fish head
    9th Mar 2016
    11:46am
    Why this ever increasing obsession on other people's judgement of your character? Points 1, 2 and 3 have nothing to do with your character. Judge me by what I do and say NOT by how you think I look.In summing up a stranger there is a very apt quotation -'Let he who is without sin be the first to cast a stone'.In other words, hold off any judgement until there is CONCRETE evidence and then be prepared to do a rapid revision.First impressions can be disasterously
    inaccurate.
    PlanB
    9th Mar 2016
    11:49am
    Yes I think you can judge bit about a person by their shoes ie what condition they are in --if they are clean and upkept or dirty and unkept -- then their habits are the same, I have seen this over and over again.
    roy
    9th Mar 2016
    3:21pm
    Or even unkempt.
    Anonymous
    9th Mar 2016
    4:25pm
    Or plastic.
    Anonymous
    12th Mar 2016
    10:05pm
    What about those who do not wear shoes...not even thongs?

    9th Mar 2016
    12:23pm
    In regards to judging character I have learned:

    1. The people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.

    2. Regardless of how hot ans steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place.

    3. You shouldn't compare yourself to others as they are usually more screwed up than you think.

    4. You cannot make a person love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

    5. It takes years to build trust and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

    And finally, and most importantly,

    6. No matter how much I care, some people are just a$$holes.
    MICK
    9th Mar 2016
    1:06pm
    Sounds like a pretty juvenile sort of article. Yawn...........
    nena
    9th Mar 2016
    2:46pm
    Sorry if this disappoint to any one, my feet do not smell at all. But perhaps those of some…do smell sort of putrefied dead animal.
    roy
    10th Mar 2016
    9:50am
    Perhaps you need nose operation! Just saying.
    biddi
    1st Apr 2016
    4:23pm
    Well said, nena.
    PlanB
    9th Mar 2016
    2:58pm
    I also agree that if you are always late, it is saying to the person that is waiting that THEY don't matter, very rude to be late
    roy
    9th Mar 2016
    3:23pm
    I used to hate it when my girlfriends were "late".
    Anonymous
    9th Mar 2016
    4:44pm
    Yes, mick, this can make one very nervous.
    Adrianus
    10th Mar 2016
    10:59am
    Ever tried to have a sensible conversation with a psychologist or psychiatrist in a social setting? I find that difficult. Especially when they are new to the field. I get constantly distracted by their mimicking non verbals. Maybe that says more about me than them?
    Sir Loin
    16th Mar 2016
    10:28am
    The "Desiderata" says it all
    PlanB
    16th Mar 2016
    12:55pm
    Yes Desiderata is very true
    SKRAPI
    1st Apr 2016
    9:39pm
    Their eyes 1st & their facial expressions to begin with their mannerisms & attire
    later on , the last aren't always a true indicator
    SKRAPI
    1st Apr 2016
    9:45pm
    Well said fish head & so true Fast Eddie U make me laugh too but in a good way

    { your 2nd comment }


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