You Can Tell a Person’s Character by ____________?

You can tell a person’s character by…

  • You can tell a person’s character by how early or late they arrive at work—Susan Case in There’s a Dead One Alright
  • You can tell a person’s character when you check their groceries—Jonathan Kellerman in Time Bomb
  • You can tell a person’s character by looking into her eyes—Jessica Stern in Terror in the Name of God
  • You can tell a person’s character by their handwriting—Ruth Binney in Wise Words and Country Ways.
  • You can tell a person’s character with tolerable correctness if you know what jokes he finds amusing—in an old magazine
  • You can tell a person’s character by what they do when no one else is looking—Samuel V. Main in Strengthening Your Good Heart
  • My father always said you can tell a person’s character from his shoes—Curt Sampson in his book about the Masters Golf Tournament
  • As my Grandfather G used to say, “You can tell a person’s character by the way he treats his animals”—Diane Torrens in Fielding’s Family Vacations USA
  • You can tell a person’s character from his doddles—L. G. Alexander in Mainline: Student’s Book
  • You can tell a person’s character by what he gives or borrows—Ralph Vile in Proverb’s from the Poet Preacher
  • You can tell a man’s character by his handshake—Randal Files in Close to the Edge.
  • You can tell a man’s character by how he handles three tings: his wife, his anger, and his money—Melisa Neuman in AARP Connect to Love
  • You can tell a man’s character by his beer mug—a German maxim
  • You can tell a man’s character by the way he handles chopsticks and holds his rice bowl—a Chinese maxim

Any fresh suggestions?

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