Be unassuming when you meet people. It is always a good practice to say little about yourself when you first meet someone, and assume little about them as well.
People are remarkably complex. Therefore, let them peel back the layers of their personhood one by one, and at a pace which they are comfortable with.
Approach everyone with humility, and respect to humanity that you shared. Everyone is equally created in God's image, and Christ calls us to be a humble and unassuming people. In doing this, you are putting everyone on the same playing field, which is right. Heed the words of Philippians 2, which tell you to consider others better than yourself. This is not only the character of Christ, and not only commanded by scripture, but it is the best advice I have ever heard in dealing with human relationships as well.
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