Would you know a person of good character if you met one?
Character are behaviors that are so ingrained that they can't be controlled.
As a result, to determine if some has good character look to the pattern of their behaviors. Are they someone who is always talking about another person behind their back? Are they someone who says one thing but it's not backed up by their behavior? Are the someone with poor people skills that makes everything about them?
I once had a Vice President of a company who interviewed me for a marketing position. We spent 90 minutes in an interview together. He never asked me one question about marketing. He asked me about my parents, my relationship with my siblings, my experiences in college, etc.
After I was hired I asked him about his unique interviewing style. He explained that he had people around him who would tell him if I was a good fit for the team in terms of my marketing experience, but what he was really interested in was making sure he hired people of good character. He went on to say that he believed that character was formed in the first twenty years of our lives. As such, all his questions were geared toward my experiences in life up to the time I graduated from college.
Robert Greene believes that the advancement in technology and its impact in so many areas of our lives, is making us more primitive and less able to understand people.
Check out the video below to learn about Robert Greene's assessment of how we should be determining if a person has good character.
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