If you are trying to assess a person's character, make sure you do not rely heavily on factors that can be misleading. Instead, observe the individual's ability to tell the truth and to commit. Also, pay attention to his attitude, and whether it is positive or negative, try to distinguish how it impacts his life.
You can tell a lot about a person's character by observing how he treats other people. This includes both people he knows and people he does not know. It may be difficult to actually see how he treats different types of people if you only encounter him in a single environment, such as the workplace. It is often possible, however, to get some idea of his manner of interaction with different types of people through conversation with him.
Whether or not a person is honest says a lot about his character. The attitude a person has about honesty can also indicate what type of person he is. Observe the person's conversations and try to determine how often, if at all, he tells lies. To some degree the types of lies he may tell and his motives for doing so matter. It also counts whether or not he thinks truthfulness is an important quality even if he is dishonest.
The level of commitment a person displays indicates the type of character he has. The word “commitment” often causes people to instantly think of intimate relationships. Whether a person can choose one partner and respect the vows and agreements made between them is usually an indication of character. It is important, however, to remember that there are many other things in life that may require commitment and the level that is displayed in these instances also says a lot about a person.
A person's character is affected by his attitude. Some people generally have a negative outlook while others may try to be positive even in difficult situations. Attitude can affect many aspects of a person's life, including how hard he works, what he views as realistic, and his ability to be supportive of others.
When you are trying to assess someone's character remember that it consists of qualities and habits that form his identity. This means you need to be careful not to rely heavily on factors that can easily be misleading. This includes factors such as manner of dress or the actions of family members. While these things may provide some valid insight into a person's personality, they are often very weak indicators of a person's character when compared to other factors.