It is said the true test of character is to give someone a challenge to overcome.
Although this might test a person’s perseverance, facing a challenge often also means actions come with great consequences (assuming action is needed to overcome the challenge presented).
If you really want someone’s true colours shine through, give them power beyond measure instead.
Unlimited power is the true test of character, because it does the opposite of what a challenge does: it nullifies consequences.
It takes character to resist the temptations that come with this kind of power and history shows not many people do well when given the opportunity.
You might not be in the position to give someone that kind of power, but you can start by paying close attention to how they treat their waiter / waitress.
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