When a person asks a question do you automatically think it's personal to them

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  1. NikiDiva profile image61
    NikiDivaposted 10 years ago

    When a person asks a question do you automatically think it's personal to them

    Like something they are personally going through?

  2. CoauthorU profile image80
    CoauthorUposted 10 years ago

    I do very much think that it is "personal to them" and whether my soul identifies with the question, and it becomes personal to me, dictates whether or not I provide some response.
    Thank you for the question.

  3. WD Curry 111 profile image57
    WD Curry 111posted 10 years ago


    Why are you asking this? Why do you want to know if I think it is personal to them? Is it? Is it personal? Do you mean this personally to me? Why are you looking at me like that? What's wrong with me?

  4. YvetteParker profile image60
    YvetteParkerposted 10 years ago

    I, too, often wonder this same question. I believe, for the most part, that questions concerning relational issues are from a personal place; but then there are those times when questions appear to be completely random.

    I know, personally, I have asked random questions that responders assumed were personal to me. NOT! Great question!

  5. Astra Nomik profile image67
    Astra Nomikposted 10 years ago

    Yes I do, unless they state otherwise. But it is kinder not to judge unduly or harshly for it too. People have genuine questions needing answers and solutions. And we are all human ... we all seek answers in the end... to life.

  6. AEvans profile image75
    AEvansposted 10 years ago

    Honestly? No. I believe the question asked is because they are stumped and would like an answer; or they are analyzing the subject more deeply. After answering many questions a person can determine if its personal or for more information. Great question by the way. smile

  7. Stephanie Henkel profile image92
    Stephanie Henkelposted 10 years ago

    Many questions sound like they are personal to the person asking, but definitely not all. 

    Since questions on HP can be monetized there has been a dramatic increase in questions that are just meant to prompt good answers and interesting hubs. Many of the people I follow ask a lot of questions that will potentially show up in searches and might also spark some great hubs. I appreciate these thought provoking questions and find them quite inspiring.

  8. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 10 years ago

    I believe some of the questions may be personal to them but not all. I find relationship questions may be the most personal. Some of my relationship questions come  from actual issues that have gained my attention that may be of general interest. If a question is personal to a hubber, hopefully that person asks the question with the thought  it may apply to others as well. You can often tell how personal the question is by the wording of the question.  The personal aspect can be removed from the question by avoiding the use of words like "my boyfriend".

  9. prektjr.dc profile image78
    prektjr.dcposted 10 years ago

    I think quite often the questions are personal to the person, yet I have asked some that are personal to someone close to me.  I have also asked some to provide research for a hub when I wanted another point of view.  Questions are a great way to get ideas and opinions for hubs.  It is varied then by the author.

    1. NikiDiva profile image61
      NikiDivaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree

  10. peoplepower73 profile image92
    peoplepower73posted 10 years ago

    I think there are certain words in questions that trigger emotions, especially in political issues and social issues. It's easy for people to relate to thes words and take them personally.

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    Marzimeposted 10 years ago

    Can be.. also a good way to look at things in a different perspective. Maybe they are questioning for clarification on their own actions but of coarse all depends on what is being asked.

  12. msorensson profile image65
    msorenssonposted 10 years ago

    No..not really..it could be a question by someone else...

  13. annart profile image85
    annartposted 10 years ago

    I think it's usually personal because it has to be of interest to them or they wouldn't ask it.  A situation, an opinion or a national event always inspires us!

  14. profile image0
    blake4dposted 10 years ago

    I try not to. It can cause you to have unnecessary bias or ignore something important that they are saying. But we are humans and never absolutely free of our perceptions. So I try not to, but still sometimes make such assumptions.

  15. gabgirl12 profile image61
    gabgirl12posted 10 years ago

    Not really. I think they want a personal opinion from others. As in can someone identify with it, has someone seen this happen, or does anyone have information on the subject of the question.

    If its personal, you can probably tell. Usually they'll say so.

  16. xstatic profile image60
    xstaticposted 10 years ago

    No, not unless they say it is. I think they ask in order to get a range of opinions on the subject.

  17. algarveview profile image80
    algarveviewposted 10 years ago

    No, I sometimes ask questions that have nothing to do with me, they can be related to something a friend or someone I know is experiencing, or something I heard about and started wondering... So, I assume the same about others, that they also ask questions that have nothing to do with them...

    1. NikiDiva profile image61
      NikiDivaposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  18. hi friend profile image60
    hi friendposted 10 years ago

    It must not be always a personal one, otherwise must be referred to many things.


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