Really insightful questions for getting to know someone

Some people are mind readers and they can easily understand what the other person is thinking. Some go by the cues that their body language sends out. But for most of us understanding someone is not an easy task. I love to play the would you rather question game to really get to know someone. This is a really interesting game that can help you understand the person’s philosophies in life. And the more intense your questions get the more you would be able to understand the person’s judgements as well.

When you meet someone you have always inspired or when you are say, at a job interview often the questions you ask help you understand the person in front of you. And these are the very same questions that also help the other person form an impression about you.

For an interview here are some insightful questions to ask the interviewer:

  1. Ask some question about any new product line or service launched by the company. Or ask some question about a recent tie-up or acquisition that the company had made. You could ask something like “How would this acquisition impact the progress of the company” This shows that you actually know about the company.
  2. “What would be the crucial risks that the particular role would be handling?” This would show that you are interested in finding solutions to the existing problems.

If you are meeting your role model, or a celebrity you admire, here are some ideas of questions to ask:

  1. “What is the one thing that no one else knows about you”. This helps you understand who the celebrity is in real life
  2. “What is the one thing you regret about in your journey so far” This helps you understand the person’s perspective about life.
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