Human curiosity is tremendous thing. We’re always on the lookout for ways to decipher everything there is to know about people. We’ve all gone through body language manuals and different other ways to figure out people but most of them take a lot of time. According to a recent study, there’s one question that can help you figure out everything you need to know about a person.

All you need to do is ask them for an opinion about the people around them. Researchers have concluded that we reflect our own personality traits onto others.

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The frequency of them rating others as kindhearted, happy, emotionally stable, or courteous would clearly show when they are asked to rate themselves. This would also reflect on the ratings given to them by the other reviewers.

Same is the case with negative traits as well. Those with a Machiavellian streak are more likely to see others as manipulative. If you have a negative image of people around you, it shows that you may either be depressed or it might be an indication of other personality disorders.


The human mind is complex but this hack comes as a blessing for us. We finally have that magic question to analyse a stranger.