I always give people the benefit of the doubt when I first meet them. We all don't make a great first impression and sometimes it takes time to see the true person's personality and character unfold.
However I do live by the motto fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
Life is too short and too challenging to suffer people who don't truly care about your well being andwho are insincere. The term frenemies comes to mind. No thank you.
So yeah, when you do show me who you are rest assured I am listening.
My favorite quote of all time. I raised my children on this quote! And it has served them really well as they learn to navigate the world. And for my birthday last year, my son bought me the complete works of Maya Angelou's poetry.