"So, how about them Mets?" sucks. I need awesome questions to spur conversation, create bonds and learn more about people.
August 5, 2007 2:03 PM Subscribe
What are the best questions you've ever been asked / asked someone to get to know them better, build closer friendships/bonds, find out secrets and interesting tidbits about their lives and worldviews?
I'm rather introverted (but working on being more sociable). I really relish meeting and interacting different people with different views but too often conversations aren't very interesting so I'm really not engaged or connecting with them.
I'm trying to get a lot better at chatting, learning about people and building bonds with people, but I need more ammo for interesting questions to unlock that higher level of discourse with the people that surround me.
I'm just looking for a way to get better and more interested in having conversations with new people (or newer people), and the normal mundane talk about the weather/sports/jobs is really making that difficult.
All questions suggestions are welcome!
Here's a few examples of the 'target market' type people, I wish I had better questions/conversations/bonds with:
- New friends I just met out at an event
- Potential significant others
- Cool coworkers and people in the community I admire
- Clients, bosses or other networking relationships
- Nice old ladies on the street
- My girlfriend's dad
- Reconnecting with long lost relatives
- The local butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker
- Learning more about close family members (who I think I know everything about already)
(Basically, please don't get pigeonhole any of your suggestions to any one of these targets... I'm just interested in hearing as many of the best questions, ever.)
Btw: Any other tips for an introvert looking to build bonds and have more interesting conversation is welcome! :)