If you fall into the group of people I like, I will project all my good qualities onto you, then it is up to you live up to my expectations or you will be put into the group called acquaintances. I will not tell you if you fail because that’s not your problem or is it a failing on your behalf. It’s one of my failings because I will have projected qualities onto you that you were unable or unwilling to live up to.
I expect people to be positive, punctual, polite, honest, intelligent with a good sense of humour. It doesn’t seem like a list that’s unreachable but you’d be surprised by how many people fall short of what I think is just good character.
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” ~Albert Einstein