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Every time you meet someone you judge them, this happens whether you realize it or not. It is difficult to accurately read people though because oftentimes when we are being introduced to others we portray ourselves as we wish to be not as we are.

How exactly can we tell if the person is worth wasting our time on or not? Well, a recent study claims that by asking one question you can get enough insight into a person’s personality to determine just that. Ask them what they think about someone else.


If you see others positively it reveals our own positive traits and so forth. According to Dustin Wood, a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University says that those who are not happy with their lives will be more likely to give a negative view of those around them. This actually makes a lot of sense.

So, next time you’re put in that kind of situation try asking the person what they think of the person who introduced you or something along those lines, it may be enough to tell you exactly what you need to know. People usually tend to pick up on traits that they recognize in themselves so it is worth remembering that when someone describes another person they could also be describing themselves.

Who knew asking how someone viewed another person could secretly give you insight on how they view themselves? To take a look at the actual study please click here. How do you view other people and yourself and will you be using this next time you’re out and about?