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Why do people keep asking questions they already know the answers to?

  1. Lance Nelson profile image75
    Lance Nelsonposted 16 months ago

    Why do people keep asking questions they already know the answers to?

    show of intelligence? or Familiarity?

  2. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 16 months ago

    Probably either to start a discussion or purely because they need another opinion just in case they are wrong.

  3. jackclee lm profile image80
    jackclee lmposted 16 months ago

    I think it is to get people to think about the topic and weigh in.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 16 months ago

    A desire to receive validation of the answer they want to hear, confirmation they are right.

  5. Ceegen profile image80
    Ceegenposted 16 months ago

    To get dem HubPages accolades, yo. Gotta ask a lot of questions, and answer questions, for those virtual trophies. They're important!

    Also, narcissism. This is the generation of "Me!" where your answer to their question, even if well thought out, doesn't matter. What matters is that you agree with them. Most questions asked here at HubPages seem to be rhetorical, rather than genuine. Things like "Why is Donald Trump such an idiot?" or "Why is Hillary so corrupt?" are perfect examples.

    The sheer volume of questions, and the "quality" of those questions, are asked by what seems to be only a few people. It's annoying, to say the least.