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Old 09-14-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I was once told about an oilman who wouldn't do business with another oilman until he saw him climb an oil derrick. Although that may not be a subtle clue, I began to wonder what I used to judge people by at first sight.
Things Like;
1. a person with an older car but new tires-frugality?
2. A man wearing a nice suit with calloused hands- might be a business owner?
3. forty year old well dressed man with a ponytail-- self employed
4. People with nice teeth- grew up either middle class or on welfare with a medical card.

Obviously none of the things I use are 100% accurate and at some times might be misleading, When I managed a small store I always had to make judgment calls about shop lifters, it was hit and miss.

I am curious, What do you use to use to make quick judgements of other people.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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I walk around with rolled up socks in my pants
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I was once told about an oilman who wouldn't do business with another oilman until he saw him climb an oil derrick. Although that may not be a subtle clue, I began to wonder what I used to judge people by at first sight.
Things Like;
1. a person with an older car but new tires-frugality?
2. A man wearing a nice suit with calloused hands- might be a business owner?
3. forty year old well dressed man with a ponytail-- self employed
4. People with nice teeth- grew up either middle class or on welfare with a medical card.

Obviously none of the things I use are 100% accurate and at some times might be misleading, When I managed a small store I always had to make judgment calls about shop lifters, it was hit and miss.

I am curious, What do you use to use to make quick judgements of other people.

Judging a book by it's cover will almost never give you a good read
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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I look at people's skin. You can tell how a person eats, sleeps and lives by the condition of that. Also the way a person moves/walks. That tells a lot about who they really are inside.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Hee hee...my favorite:


YouTube - Kramer figures out George's secret code
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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I stare at teeth. It's a bad habit, but you can REALLY tell how a person is by their teeth. Yellow, tartary, crooked, stained--it's all a bit of a turn-off for me. I realize there isn't much someone can do to fix crooked or missing teeth unless they have good insurance or lots of money, so I won't write someone off for having unsightly teeth when it comes to those two issues.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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I look at people's skin. You can tell how a person eats, sleeps and lives by the condition of that. Also the way a person moves/walks. That tells a lot about who they really are inside.
Thats a good one, I heard some dr. say "the eyes are the window into the colon"
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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I look at a person's interests, and their belief systems. What shows do they watch? Movies? Are they republican, democrat, independent?

Its funny but almost everytime I meet someone who likes the same movies and books as me, our personalities are very similar. Very weird how that happens. I think certain personalities gravitate towards certain forms of entertainment.

I just talked to someone the other day, we were talking about a certain movie, and it was like we were completing each others sentences. It was a strange connection.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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Judging a book by it's cover will almost never give you a good read
I don't go totally by looks alone for instance if some one won't ever look you in eye , I try figure out why?
I'm sure women have certain things they have to notice about a would be attacker to make a quick judgment to protect them selves.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: lala land
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Some examples of subtle clues (superficial and not so superficial):

Hybrid car: Earth conscious
SUV: Not so earth conscious
Bumper stickers all over car: I don't give a crap what people think about me.
Long hair with a beard: A bit of a nonconformist
A man who tans with very white teeth: vain
Flashy material things: materialistic
Apple computer: A bit of a tech guy/gal
Into scifi and fantasy: deep thinker, escapist
Into movies where things get blown up every 5 seconds: thrill seeker
Watches independent and foreign films: intelectual
Likes animals: compassionate
Likes to see animals shot and killed: not compassionate
Gives money to homeless people: understanding
Likes to drink or eat excessively: trying to avoid problems/issues
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