Candidates - always with the game face on related to "fit" with your company and culture. It's hard to know exactly what you're going to be like when I get you in the company. I can spend 5 hours with you and still be a bit surprised.
You say you're selfless, humble and appreciative of those around you. You're a great guy/gal.
Me? I say the true test is how you treat someone you're under no pressure to treat with respect. For some, that's why they love to get the view of the receptionist regarding a candidate. I think most candidates are tuned into that. I think that's a better way.
If I could wave my magic wand and put a candidate in a free-flowing situation, I would put them at a pedestrian crossing point that doesn't have a stop sign, with a car driver who stops to let my candidate cross. Think grocery store parking lot or strip mall. Here's the moment of truth:
Did my candidate A) give a quick wave to say thanks, and/or B) pick up the pace with a couple of jog steps to show they appreciate the favor and show they're reciprocating by hustling across?
No wave and no hustle? That means deep down inside you're a turd. You'll treat people like a transaction when you can and it generally won't bite you or us in the ###. Then you'll show that side of you to someone you didn't know was important, and it's going to kill us.
Wave but no hustle? Better than nothing. Meh.
Hustle but no wave? Better than a wave alone.
I don't want to hear about your childhood at the orphanage or about your mobility issues.
Play the game like a normal person.
Are you normal? I don't know, but if I could put you in this situation, I could tell without question.