If you’ve ever found yourself sizing up someone new and realizing that you’re immediately drawn to them, it’s a good sign. The fact that two people like each other is a strong indicator of compatibility—and even more so if they have similar attitudes on topics like politics or religion.

But there are other ways to get a sense of whether they’d be good friends or just another one-night stand: by looking at their behavior.

There are subtle actions that reveal a lot about how kind someone will be toward you, how likely they’ll pay attention to what you say during a conversation, etcetera—these things matter because they’ll ultimately impact your experience with each other over time!

Reaching for the check when it arrives

You can tell a lot about someone by how they react to the check arriving. If they reach for it, it might be because they’re trying to impress you with their manners and table manners—but if they don’t reach out at all, that could mean they’re trying to show off how much money they have in their wallet (or maybe just not wanting anything).

If someone reaches for your check without asking first—or even without checking whether or not there’s enough left over after paying—it’s a sign of respect toward you as an individual human being who deserves some recognition.

You don’t have to pay every time someone takes food from your plate; instead, let them know what your budget is and make sure that everything else on the table meets those standards before taking anything else off of yours.

How they respond to changing plans

  • How they respond to unexpected events.
  • How they respond to unexpected changes in plans.
  • How they respond to unexpected requests.
  • How they respond when confronted with criticism or feedback from others, especially if it’s negative or critical (for example, “I don’t think it’s possible for us to do X.”).

The way they answer a phone call

The way that you answer the phone is a strong indicator of how well you will get along with someone. The way in which you answer the phone can tell you if they are polite, friendly, or rude. It’s important to remember that when it comes to answering phones, there is no “right” way to do it—so don’t stress too much about this issue!

You might learn more about their character by how they answer their phones than by anything else they say to us (except maybe their name).

How do they react to something off-color

When you’re out with your friends, and someone makes a joke about a sex act or the color of their skin, it can be difficult to know how they will react. Are they going to laugh it off? Or do they find the comment offensive and want to change the subject?

It’s important for everyone involved in these situations to remember that everyone has their limits and boundaries—and those boundaries are different for everyone. If someone has never been told off-color jokes before, then maybe making fun of them is just as problematic as being made fun of yourself (or worse).

Or maybe they’ve heard such jokes before but have gotten used to them over time; when confronted with something new now (like racism), their response might be more intense than normal because it’s been so long since anyone said anything like this at all!

How they treat salespeople

Salespeople can tell you a lot about a person. In fact, they can even tell you whether or not they’re as good of a person as they seem—and how they treat salespeople can give that impression.

If you encounter someone who is rude and dismissive toward your business partner, it’s safe to assume they are rude and dismissive of everyone else in their life too. If on the other hand, someone treats every customer with respect and courtesy, then there’s no reason to think that this behavior wouldn’t be consistent across all interactions with people outside of work hours (or even just between coworkers).

These seemingly minor actions can reveal a lot about a person.

These seemingly minor actions can reveal a lot about a person. For example, if you’re in the middle of an argument with your partner and he or she asks you if they can borrow money from your wallet, it might be an indicator that they don’t really want to talk about what’s going on in the moment but are instead just trying to get out of talking about it.

These behaviors may seem insignificant at first glance but over time, these actions will begin to predict how someone will behave in other situations as well.

If someone asks for money without being particularly upset about needing it or has otherwise demonstrated that they’re less than truthful with their words, then there’s more reason to believe that this person is likely, not trustworthy overall (and vice versa).

The key here is not necessarily looking at every single thing someone does—it’s actually finding patterns within those behaviors so we can use them as indicators when making decisions about potential friends/relationships/etcetera


All of these behaviors are subtle, but they’re all signs that your waiter or salesperson is trying to be helpful.

They may have done it by accident, but the fact that he or she is making an effort shows that they care about their job and want to do the best they can. And if you know someone with these qualities—whether it’s your boss, coworker, or friend—you’ll be able to tell whether or not they like their job just by looking at them.