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February 18, 2014 11:45 AM Subscribe
I have recently connected with an old friend and I am curious to see what Mefites think of this behavior and see if you have any tips on dealing with it.
posted by random thoughts to Human Relations (42 answers total)
I haven't seen this person in about 10 years. When talking with him, he is often evasive about answering seemingly innocuous questions such as what his dogs names are or what kind of side job he's working. Or he will answer a question with a question. There are many more instances but those examples are what came to mind. I never ask anything extremely personal or inappropriate. I'm not grilling him for info - it's just a normal friendly conversation. When I ask what's up with it, he says he's being "mysterious". He was like this back when I first knew him, and it seems to have become more intense over time. What is your opinion of this, and how do you respond to this kind of behavior?