To know the capacity and range of another's mind, examine the questions they ask and the quality of the answers they expect.
Think about this today. Are the people you are talking to today really interested in having a conversation? Do they ask questions wanting and expecting a genuine, true response as well as telling you about what is going on with them? By doing this you can avoid those who are only interested in gossip, gossip is a waste of time and life is short.
Stay warm out there!