There is always a first time in everything we do. Our best friends were complete strangers to us a few years back. Who knew that they will be an integral part of our life in coming years? The first impression generally becomes our last impression as well. Therefore, it is very important that we create a good impression on others when we are meeting them for the very first time.
Psychologists have come up with a set of questions that will help you know someone better when you meet them for the first time. Don’t judge the book by its cover, instead ask these 5 questions to know them better and then decide for yourself.
1.Tell me something about yourself.
The question seems formal and simple, but when you are meeting the person for the first time, then it is quite obvious that you don’ know anything about him/her. So, it is better to ask them directly. They will discuss their life, job, family, hobbies, etc. If you listen to them carefully, you will be able to sense their priorities and their choice of words will let you know a lot about them.2
2.Tell me about your biggest achievement
The person has discussed his/her future with you by answering your first question. But, you still aren’t aware of his/her past. This question will make you aware of the person’s past. They will share their accomplishments and it could be anything. They might share with you their professional achievement or personal or academic or maybe their athletic achievement with you.
3.Which is your favourite book?
This question will not only reveal a lot about their personality but will also give you enough fodder for further conversation. Some people would pretend to be an avid reader by giving out the names of some popular writers, but if you are a reader yourself, then you will be able to differentiate between a reader and a non-reader. Through this question, you will be able to know about their likes and dislikes and also their way of spending the spare time.
4.Do you have any dream job in your mind?
This is a tricky question and the way they handle this question will reveal a lot about their personality. If they are currently doing a job, then you will know whether they are happy with that or not. The answer to this question can be really interesting because their dream job can be anything ranging from voice over artists to a mimicry artist. Future plans and aspiration will be revealed and you will be able to see a spark in their eyes as they speak.
5.Name your personal hero.
Their personal hero can be someone from their family or they hero worship some film star or maybe an author. Their choice of superhero will let you give a deep insight into their personality. You will come across their values, their ideas, their thought process and things that they love to achieve one day.
Next time, when you meet someone new try asking them these 5 questions and see how you connect with them. These questions will help you know whether you guys have anything in common or both of you are completely different. When they answer your question read between the lines and you will know a lot about their personality.