in the first 15 seconds, believe them.
Often, we make excuses for people.
They didn’t really mean it.
They didn’t say that.
But people tend to give us a glimpse of who they are and we have been conditioned to make excuses for bad behavior.
Think about it. People may try to put their best face forward but if they say they are anxious and stressed and you think it is an excuse, what they are telling you is that they are anxious.
Believe them. And move on. You will have a much fuller life not letting negative people into your life.