Do you think you are a good judge of character? Joining us on YAP this week is Robert Greene, an author known for his books on strategy, seduction and power. He is a leading expert on understanding human nature and shares valuable strategies for self improvement. 

There is a common saying that birds of a feather flock together and that we are the sum of the 5 people closest to us. While it isn’t quite that simple, this saying reminds us of how important it is to surround ourselves with the right people in order to achieve the things we want in life. Some of the biggest tell tale signs of a person’s true character is their ability to remain calm under stress and treat others with kindness even when you’re not looking. 

As Robert Greene states during the interview: “Your teachers, et cetera, have helped shape you and given you the skills that you needed, the masters that you apprentice for. So your success is contingent on all these other packages, it’s never just about you..” 

Surrounding ourselves with the right people can help set many of us on the right path to living the life that we want. In this episode, Hala Taha and our guest, Robert Greene, discuss how to determine a person’s true character and share tips on how to build personal connections with the right people. For more on Robert Greene follow him on Linkedin at, on Twitter @RobertGreene, On Instagram @robertgreeneofficial, and visit his website at

The best thing is to be able to stand outside of your generation and create who you are on your own without necessarily having to conform to the values and ideas and spirit of all the other people around you

What are we yapping about in this episode:

  • Evaluating character  [10:01]
  • Grandiosity and hubris [23:12]
  • Understanding male and female tendencies [26:44]
  • Turning fear into a strength  [33:43]

Join the community

  • Want to connect with other YAP listeners? Join the YAP Society on Slack:
  • Earn rewards for inviting your friends to YAP Society:

Sponsored by Fivver

Reach Out

Leave a Reply

Become a Yapper by subscribing to our email list
Become a Yapper by subscribing to our email list