Posts Tagged ‘Questions’

208- Leading Questions

Not all #questions are made equal.

Picture someone asking you the following:
– Look at what I did. Isn’t it amazing?
– I can’t believe people do that. Aren’t they selfish?
– That behavior is unacceptable. Don’t you agree?

How would you answer?

Most people, when faced with leading questions, don’t answer honestly. Leading questions remove the opportunity for nuance, discussion, and exploration – especially when the person asking leads with emotion.

If discussion is the goal, ask open-ended questions without revealing your position. You just might learn something you didn’t know you didn’t know.