"Only one animal slithers and only one animal quacks. So despite appearances, only one thing moves our sounds like that. Therefore, with the right positioning it’s possible to hear something by watching and see something by listening. Don’t be fooled by the cool or distracted by the attractive."
Maya Angelou said, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” If you really think about it in hindsight, it’s true. When you recall all the times you misjudged someone and they burnt you, you can identify signs of the character traits that made them capable of the infraction(s) against you. Sometimes people project their idea of what a deceitful or manipulative person may act or look like and that is what handicaps them. You can always get a true gauge on someone’s character by their reputation. A lot of times people with tricky reputations will have justifications for all the misunderstandings that have mislead people to believe the wrong things about them. However, when you compare that to a person who doesn’t have that reputation, you will see a clear difference in the way they move, communicate, and behave. Certain actions will always lead to certain conclusions and when you see those traits in people, you can rest assured that they will eventually receive certain outcomes. People who are attractive or nice with words usually tend to get away with more because people don’t expect them to take advantage of their gifts. With that said, you can then see a character trait in someone just by listening and truly hear the intent of their words by the watching the way they behave. When you stick to the formula and pay attention to the signs, you can prevent yourself from falling into the traps set to entangle your emotions.