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10 Question to ask a Stranger If You Want To Understand Him In a First Encounter

April11/ 2017

When we meet people in “real life” we may open up a conversation with a bit of small talk because it’s far more socially acceptable than asking pointed questions.  But the truth is that by asking better, smarter questions, we can understand the people we meet much more quickly and determine repidly whether they’re friend or foe, a potential business partner or mate, a future employee or casual acquaintance. Life is short. The less time we waste on the weather, the better.

Here are ten questions you can ask early in a first encounter with someone to better understand that person and his or her world view :

  1. What is the most exiting thing in your professional lige right now? 

  2. What is the most exiting thing in your personal life right now?

  3. If you had enough money to retire, what would you be doing today?

  4. What’s one thing you woukd like to be doing or would like to have five years from now?

  5. What’s your favorite charity organization to support and why?

  6. If you weren’t doing what you do today, what would you be doing and why?

  7. Other than a member of your family, tell me about your role model.

  8. Who’s been the most important influence on you?

  9. How would your favourite teacher describe you?

  10. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be and why?

These questions not only break the ice, they quickly get people talking about things that really matter, the thing that will reveal their true personalities: their values, their likes, their hopes, and their passion. Although you can’t administer a personality test to someone you’ve just met, you can ask a better questions than the standard “Where are you from?” “Where did you go to school?” “What do you do?” and ” How do you like this weather?”

So write down your favorite four questions from the list of then abouve. The next time you meet someone at wok or in a social setting, try out two or three of them.

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