How People Respond to Questions

I’ve been reading a book titled The Joy of Work by Scott Adams. Throughout the book I’ve found multiple instances where I resonated with the ideas presented. Here’s one of them about how people respond to questions.

People rarely talk in a question-and-answer format. When someone asks a question, the other person normally responds in one the these ways:

  1. Answer the wrong question intentionally, just to be annoying.
  2. Ignore the question and talk about something related to themselves.
  3. Make a joke.
  4. Wonder aloud how this possibly matter to them.
  5. Prove by their response that they are too dumb to understand the question.
  6. Get offended by the question.

Written on May 07, 2017 in

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