How do you feel about people who answer a question with another question?

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  1. Debby Bruck profile image65
    Debby Bruckposted 7 years ago

    How do you feel about people who answer a question with another question?

    Do you think when people answer a question with another question this is part of a Socratic didactic form of learning, communicating, getting to the root of the issue? What response do you then have after their answer? Are you taken aback, think it strange, funny or other emotion? What kind of relationship can you build with this person? What does it say about their personality? Are they fun to be with and dialogue? Waiting for your reply.

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    Sooner28posted 7 years ago

    I think it depends on how often they do it.  If someone claims, "The situation in America today is unjust" and they are asked, "what do you mean by 'justice'"?  I think it's a legitimate question. 

    People can also use this method to avoid answering a question though, or just to be annoying; but defining terms is critical to clear thought.

  3. bredandagnes profile image76
    bredandagnesposted 7 years ago

    Are they all Irish?
    Sure don't the Irish do that all the time?(haha)
    If you ask directions in a petrol station they'll ask you "which direction is your car facing?"
    We're just trying to be extra helpful!

  4. Catzgendron profile image76
    Catzgendronposted 7 years ago

    Some times it's necessary in order to give a proper response.

  5. momster profile image60
    momsterposted 7 years ago

    I ask questions back to make sure I understand what someone is asking so that I can the answer the question to the best of my ability. I also analyze some questions to make sure they make sense. Another reason is if someone asks me a common sense question I ask them one back to make them think of what they are asking and why they asked. Many different reasons for this question.

  6. freemarketingnow profile image58
    freemarketingnowposted 7 years ago

    How do YOU feel about people that answer a question with a questions?!

  7. rocknrollcowboy profile image66
    rocknrollcowboyposted 7 years ago

    I think it's ok to answer a question with a question sometimes, especially if it's for clarificatiion. However, if they do it frequently then I think there must be something wrong with that person

  8. WD Curry 111 profile image59
    WD Curry 111posted 7 years ago

    Do you have a problem with people who answer a question with another question?


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