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Do you sometimes ask questions that you already know the answer to?

  1. CWanamaker profile image97
    CWanamakerposted 2 years ago

    Do you sometimes ask questions that you already know the answer to?

  2. Motherbynature profile image77
    Motherbynatureposted 2 years ago

    Heck yeah!  It's a great way to gauge someone's trust factor.  If I ask you a question and I know your answer is a lie, I'll have a hard time trusting you after that.  I do this with a lot of people depending on how close they are to me or how much I have to deal with them.

    1. CWanamaker profile image97
      CWanamakerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great point!

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 2 years ago

    Yes. Sometimes it's to prove an unspoken point or to gauge what general consensus is. For example, I asked a question a short while ago about marital traditions and whether or not they were out-of-date. I already had a solid opinion on it, but I wanted to see where the general population leaned. I'm incurably curious.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    Of course. As a teacher, I did it all the time.
    It's always more effective to bring the answer out of a student, than to tell them the answer. That Greek guy, Socrates did it a lot.

 
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