Never believe all you hear, there is a big difference between what people say and what they do. Many people are sweat talkers promising heaven, mars, the moon, stars and the whole universe. In my own opinion the following ways can help one uncover the real character of an individual. 1. Actions - actions speak louder than words. 2. Relationships - watch how and individual handles, friends, employees, strangers. you might get a hint. 3. Marriage - the type of family that an individual has tells a lot about them. 4. Dressing - the dressing code says a lot about an individual character 5. Friends - the friends that you associate reflects your character. 6. Music - the music they listen to 7. Laughing - what an individual laughs at or what makes them happy. 8. Hobbies- this define a person 9. Religion - the religious background is very important 10. Beliefs and culture- some people hold them dearly and act according to them. This is not the gospel truth, but it can help eliminate alot of frustrations, stress and tears in the future. i could be wrong correct me if i am. please also add to the list.... its and open debate.