Character and Ability: Two very important factors to consider when choosing a friend, a business partner, a romantic partner, etc. …
Character: Just because someone says they will do something does not necessarily mean they will do it. They may make a ton of empty promises just to tell you what they think you might want to hear, hoping you will react on them before these promises are delivered. Wait, be patient. Watch, and observe. Give them a chance to fulfill those promises first before reacting on them.
Ability: Check the person’s ability to deliver on their promises. Suppose someone says to you “I am going to buy you a diamond ring”. If this person has no money or is frivolous with money, how can they save up the amount needed to buy this extravagant gift? It is impossible. Also, remember just because a person has the resources to do something does not necessarily mean they will do it. Look for conditions to their promises. Promises should be stately clearly without misunderstandings.
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