We all know that chess is a game that will require you to really rack your brains. When playing chess, not only do you need critical thinking skills to win, but you also need foresight and people reading skills. As you click here, you’ll notice that while playing chess your people reading skills will become better because that’s pretty much what you’ll be doing while playing – trying to read the next move of your opponent. In a way, chess can actually teach you how to do background checks on your opponent by how they play. You can even apply this in scenarios other than chess. Here are three ways how:

Reaction To Distractions

The first thing that you want to look out for would be the reaction to distractions. You see, a chess player can take as long as 5 minutes to even an hour to make a move. That depends on the strategy that he or she will employ. However, a really good chess player will not be forced to make a move too early because he or she knows that a move that’s rushed is a dangerous one. So if you really want to see how a person reacts to time pressure, try to heckle him or her and see if he or she can keep a straight face.

Adaptability To Mistakes

Typically, a person will react to a dumb mistake with a slight curl of the eyebrow or an “oh no” look. If you see a chess player exhibit this kind of problematic expression or look, then it means that he or she made a dumb mistake. This alone can tell you how the person handles problems. If he or she reacts but still continues with great strategies, then he or she is more adaptable. The best players are always the ones who know how to keep collected because they know that reacting violently will only bring their guard down and make them lose control.

Overall Seriousness

A real chess player is a serious one and will always try to win against his or her opponent, even if the opponent is not as good. For a chess player, letting their opponent win is actually an insult because it means that they do not acknowledge their opponent. If you notice that your opponent is playing half-heartedly, then it means that they do not really take things that seriously. But if you notice that your opponent is really in it to win it, even if it is a small game, then it shows that your opponent has what it takes to reach a higher level.

As you can see, the way one plays chess also reflects the way he or she handles circumstances in life. So, in essence, you can actually check out the personality of a person through chess. You can even determine some of the actions that they did before just by knowing their personality through how they play a simple game with you.