“I usually can size someone up pretty quick. I generally know pretty well who I am dealing with in the first minute and a half or two,” the soldier said.
“Yeah? Like what are you looking for?”
“Threat. First I see if they’re a threat and then I see how smart they are. I see if they know what they’re talking about or if they’re an idiot. If they’re an idiot then I won’t talk to them beyond, how is your truck running.”
I laughed. “Do you think you’d read me correctly if you met me out there?”
I thought about this awhile and realized I do not read people. Instead I let them read me and judge them based on whether or not they can. The yin/yang here strikes me.
Do you read people? What is it you’re looking for?