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9 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

By Mike Nudelman,Shana Lebowitz of Business Insider | <p>From the moment two people meet, they're sizing each other up, looking for signs of qualities like honesty, intelligence, and altruism.</p><p> Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters - from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.</p><p> We checked out the Quora thread "<a href="http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-really-small-things-that-tell-a-lot-about-a-persons-psychology-and-personality">What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?</a>" and the latest scientific research, and highlighted some of the most common behaviors people use to judge you.</p>

From the moment two people meet, they're sizing each other up, looking for signs of qualities like honesty, intelligence, and altruism.

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters - from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.

We checked out the Quora thread "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?" and the latest scientific research, and highlighted some of the most common behaviors people use to judge you.

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