If you know me in real life, you know I am an extremely inquisitive person. I love getting to know individuals on deeper levels and asking long-winded questions that are thought-provoking and potentially really random. Of course, I typically ask the most basic questions ever like: where are you from? where did you go to school? what did you study? etc., and while I am still interested in those incredibly boring questions, I enjoy learning about these people in ways that others may not.
So, if you are ever struggling to get to know someone on a more under-the-surface level, consider asking/telling the person to discuss some of the following questions/statements. Not only do they typically provide for greater and expanded conversation, but they also help you understand that person from more interpersonal perspectives.
- What are your top 3 favorite scents?
- What type of music do you typically listen to?
- What was your favorite/best and worst college experience, and why?
- Tell me five facts about yourself that I wouldn’t know right off the bat.
- Describe yourself in 5 words.
- What is success to you?
- What makes you feel accomplished?
- What’s your philosophy in life?
- What are some of the most important things to you?
- What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
- What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
- What are some of your bucket list items and have you crossed any off?
- What do you look for in a friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/person?
- Tell me about your passions.
- If you had 3 wishes to fulfill anything right now, what would you wish for and why? More wishes cannot be an answer.