When you encounter a new or confusing person today, be thorough with your questions. The more meticulous you are with what you want to know, the more perceptive you have the capacity to be. This isn’t an attempt to catch them in a lie or uncover some deep, dark secret. You’re not interrogating them. There is no doubt that they will be flattered by your interest. And be prepared to answer your own detailed questions should they choose to turn the tables.