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    17 Verrrrry Subtle Things That Actually Reveal A Lot About Someone

    If you really want to get to know someone, just look at their trash.

    The other day, redditor u/Poutcheki asked the internet, "What is a random thing that reveals a lot about a person?" People shared subtle things people do or say that tell A LOT about their character, and you'll want to take notes.

    Here are some of the most eye-opening responses:

    1. "Whether they will do something that will help something else without directly benefiting them. This can be everything from returning the shopping cart, to picking up trash they walk past, or helping out a stranger. I think it shows real character."

    u/BlueRaven_01

    2. "How a person walks. Do they walk fast or slow, with confidence or nervously, straight or crooked, aggressive/forceful or passive/relaxed or without a care in the world? Are they trying to look a certain way or are they just being who they are? You can tell a lot about a person just by how they walk."

    Dracomies

    3. "I like to see how people organize their cards, armies, pawns, or whatever when they're playing a board game. Do they just chuck them on the table, do they sort them by size, or do they put them all neatly in a row? It just shows how people see and categorize the world around them and how they keep track of things."

    u/Braincave412

    4. "How they treat people they’ll probably never see again."

    u/Jakesnake_42

    "And how they treat people in the service sector, like waiters, housekeepers, laborers, etc."

    -u/-red

    5. "You can learn a lot about a person by seeing their house or living space — also by how they treat your home or belongings if they are a guest."

    u/IamWhoIamWhoIamWell

    6. "If they're willing to stand up for themselves or let people/situations walk all over them."

    u/NostalgiaAddict90s

    7. "What they say about others when that person isn't around. Say something nice or don't say anything at all."

    u/Maximum_Passion1865

    "If they speak ill of other people behind their backs, chances are, they are doing the same thing to you."

    u/manjimanji

    8. "Their eye movements. The saying 'the eyes are a window to the soul' has been proved to actually be real to a certain extent. By observing someone's eyes you could be able to tell some of their personality traits."

    u/twinksonwallstreet

    9. "Their political views and how they approach them. Like, the way they disclose it, their arguments that lead to their standing (whatever it is), and how they handle debating reveals a lot."

    u/Burgue

    10. "How they react to being told they're wrong or have made a mistake."

    u/j80085ntits

    11. "How they act when things don't go their way (like getting a flat tire, etc.). It shows you how they problem solve."

    u/Young_Old_Grandma

    "Also, how they respond when they're at the airport and their flight is delayed or canceled. How they treat a gate agent or other airline staff tells all."

    u/Erik5943

    12. "How they respond to a question they don't know the answer to."

    u/CoolPotatoTomato

    13. "The books they own...or lack thereof."

    u/Flimsy-Attention-722

    14. "How open they are to eating other types of food from other cuisines. People who only eat one type of food are generally very stringent and not as easy-going or open-minded as the person who is open to trying out all types of food. It honestly reveals a lot."

    Dracomies

    15. "Whether they talk about themselves, only the other person, or a balance of both."

    u/CryptVulpix

    16. "How they dress and how they have fun with people. Like, how someone acts when they're casually hanging out with their friends tells a lot about them."

    u/_Blackflames

    And finally...

    17. "What they do with their trash. Do they separate it, do they pick it up when a small bit falls on the floor, etc.? Also, how/if they return trays at food court with trash."

    u/SubstantialWonder606

    Verrrry interesting. What are some other subtle things that can actually reveal A LOT about a person? Let us know in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.