Thus far, I have had two kinds of interviews: the kind where everyone is effusive and talks about "when I get here in the Fall" (I didn't get an offer from that job, by the way) and the kind where you talk frankly about what it would be like if you did come, but without any indication of their preference for me or anyone else (they talk freely about the fact that there are other candidates, are very careful to specify "were you to receive and offer and decide to come here," etc. but they still provided me with all the relevant information so I had it in the event that I received an offer).
This last interview I had threw me for a loop - everyone seemed to have a flawless poker face, and nobody even mentioned the idea of me being hired (no mention of benefits whatsoever, no indication of which office would be mine, etc.), or of this even being a search with multiple candidates (no mention whatsoever of other candidates, no sense of the timeline for the search - the only way I found out anything was in a casual chat with the department's administrative assistant)! It left me with the lasting impression that they weren't that into ME, though it seems to me that everyone agreed the fit (like, my qualifications, research/teaching interests, etc.) was perfect. Do places give you hints if they are rooting for you (e.g. is a poker face a bad sign?) or has anyone here encountered the total pokerface and had it mean nothing?
Can you see I am totally dying over here? I thought it was bad having no interviews, but the waiting game post-interview is not a lot better.