45 Questions To Ask To Get To Know Someone
We often meet new people at parties or through work situations. Do you have a good way to get to know someone new without just talking about your job and where you are from?
Notes that there are two areas of questions that center on the other person meaningfully, after you have made small talk:
Ask questions that get at the other person's passions and give them easy ways to respond:
- What kind of movie do you prefer, The Bourne Identity or Argo?
- Do you enjoy hiking or biking outdoors?
- Would you rather visit Europe, Mexico, or Hawaii and why?
- Have you considered rock climbing or bun jee jumping?
- Which social media do you use the most? Twitter? Facebook?
- Do you prefer reading a book or watching TV?
- Would you rather watch sports or play sports?
- What is your favorite season of the year?
Ask questions that help the other person express how they think:
- If there were no constraints at all, what would you most like to do right now?
- What is your vision of an ideal day?
- Where's a place that you have never visited that you would like to go to someday?
- What is the last book you have read?
- Do you have a favorite author that you read?
- Do you have a favorite memory from your past experiences?
- Do you go to the gym, and what do you like to do there?
- If you had to pinpoint your biggest success in your life, what would it be?
- If you do something creative, do you prefer to write, paint, sculpt, draw, etc.?
- If I were to ask your best friend about you, what would he or she say?
Be sure not to race through the lists, but allow for pleasant conversation about the topics. Also, know when it's time to move to something new and interesting.
Parties, business meetings, lunches, and dates are perfect opportunities to employ these. If you have a plan, you are less prone to sound like a bore with a lagging conversation.
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Source is LifeHack.org
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