Do you always answer when someone asks you a question?
I recently read a message going around the internet. ~ When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?' Is this how you would respond in such a situation? How does it make you feel when people ask personal questions?
If people are too intrusive I don't answer them. Some people can be very rude or crass and do not seem to recognise personal boundaries. I tend to primarily associate with people who are more respectful than that.
I try to answer all questions, but if I get one that is really intrusive, I will try to figure out what they really want to know. I don't mind telling my age, but if I did, and got asked, I would answer it in a vague way, such as, "I'm old enough to be your mother" or "Young enough to still go skating". If they really get on my nerves, I answer simply and honestly, "I'd rather not answer that question."
Great question! When I was in college I always asked, "Why do you ask?" Most of the time, people would say, "Just curious..." I'd say, "Oh..." and not answer. What bothers me are the questions that have a negative subtext... For example, when I began teaching at a community college, my sister-in-law asked, "How did you get that job?" I was so annoyed, I said, "What is that supposed to mean? You don't think I'm qualified? You don't think I know how to interview for a job? Do you think you have to know someone to get a decent job?" There is a subtext to some questions that is so incredibly insulting. I think we should create a word to say when such questions are asked... any ideas?
If it is a reasonable question I always give an honest answer.
If it is an unreasonable question I give a sarcastic answer or one that is obvious fiction.
"How old are you?" = 23 thousand... of course that is in mouse years.
"How long have you been here?" = The moons of Zathar have risen 3 times and set 5.
Obviously those are answers to someone I think is just being nosy or condescending.
Yes i'd answer questions that i ve the answers.
But, i don't answer the questions i don't know.
But, i try my
it is more comfortable answering question via hub or something..but when someone ask me in person personal questions..i will answer if i am close to the person who asking me or if i ever find myself comfortable to the person asking me question cos i am not really that vocal in person lolssss...besides i think the person being ask question have the right and the left to answer or not to answer question being ask to them..if i don't like answering question i always change topic and in the end, it is always end up to ..me raising question to the one who ask me question hahaha...that is talent and magic lolsss that will put them on the spot lolsss
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