The 3 Second Character Test.

Via David Romanelli
on Oct 12, 2011
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So true.

Here are a few other tests of character:

-How one treats their aging parents

-How one treats the maid cleaning their hotel room

-How one treats the busboy cleaning your table at a restaurant

-How one treats an ex who broke their heart

-How one treats the ex’s new lover who caused the ex to break their heart



I have designed the following test to get a sense of your character:
1. You see someone drop a $10 bill on the sidewalk. What do you do?
a. you follow them to see if they are going to drop even more money
b. you grab it and return it to them right away
2. You are on a girls trip to Vegas and you are hit on by a very famous celebrity?

a. you point the celebrity in the direction of your single friend and flash your wedding ring saying “Thanks but no thanks.”

b. you point him in the direction of your hotel room, slip your key in his pocket, and sing the Jenga commercial,

“You take a block from the bottom and put it on top…je-je-je-jenga jenga je-je-je-jenga jenga!”

3. You see your ex with his new lover, a flighty bimbo 30 years his junior

a. you kick him in the “protein pendulum”

b. you remember the Dalai Lama’s quote, “The rarest form of human strength is the ability to keep your heart open when you’re really mad” and you dig deep, summon Grace, say thanks, and walk the other way.

As Thomas Paine said, “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.”

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David Romanelli



About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on


3 Responses to “The 3 Second Character Test.”

  1. adventuryes says:

    wow….that was a really long 3 seconds!!

  2. Tanya Lee Markul says:

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