Auditions or interviews,
"One of the first things is to get past what they want to tell you. What's never interesting is what they're trying to show you. What's always interesting is what they're trying to hide."
In a study conducted this year at the University of Michigan, researchers found a 40% drop in empathy (as measured by questions about feeling concern and putting oneself in another's shoes) among college students from 79-09. A sharp plunge begun around the year 2000.