When I do not know someone well or even do not care about them, I take it at face value. Otherwise I sometimes tend to read between lines. It's not something I can control... it is the way I am.
I take things at face value until I'm asked to sign them.
..I can't help but to read between the lines...lol
I see big pictures fast.
A combination of both.
One page at a time. You never know what you will find