Want to read people better? Read this article on Reading people like Sherlock Holmes does. Here’s his summary:
- Don’t make assumptions based on a single item. Look for trends and themes. (And definitely eye the trash can.)
- First impressions are often accurate but be ready to update them quickly. Extroversion and self-esteem are easy to spot. Clothing can clue you in to narcissism.
- Personal websites, Facebook profiles and email sigs can generally be trusted.
- Homes and offices can tell you who is extroverted, conscientious and open to new experiences. Look at which direction things are facing. The more private a room, generally the more accurate it is.
but take the time to read the whole thing: How To Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research.