Questions You Should Ask Everyone

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I’m the kind of person who loves to ask questions about anything and everything. This good, like for example I know a lot of weird stuff, however, it makes it harder to watch movies with me, ask my friends. I do think asking questions is the best way to get to know someone too, so here’s a list of questions you should ask everyone you meet (okay maybe not everyone).

  1. What’s your favorite book and why? This can be followed up with questions of themes, plots, character developments, and symbolism. If the answer to this is “I don’t read” I’m at a loss for what to say next.
  2. What’s your favorite movie and why? This can have the same follow up questions as above.
  3. What is your opinion on favorite colors? Now this is a very important question because I’m very curious about people’s opinions on favorite colors, not so much their actual favorite color. I mean you can ask to be polite too.
  4. If you had the power to change the world, what would you change? Obviously this shows someone’s character.
  5. What are your hobbies? You can just find out more about the people you meet and get to know. See if you have anything in common, take some chances.
  6. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Now maybe this is just a me question because of my love of travel, but I think you learn a lot about someone based on their travel tastes and likes.
  7. What’s the best show on Netflix? Keep asking until they say something you haven’t seen so you can add some to your watchlist- you’re welcome.
  8. Where are you from? My mind works in a very geographical way for some reason so I always try and figure out where people are from in comparison from where I am or other people are, see if I know someone from the same town. It also probably goes back to my love of travel as well.
  9. If you could be in whatever reality TV show, what show would you choose? Just a fun one, personally I would choose like one that I made up. I also wouldn’t be in it, I would just produce it. Or maybe I would be on the Bachelor but I would just be one of the people who get off right at the beginning on the first episode but I would make friends with the girl who becomes the bachelorette, so she could pick one of the leftovers for me. See, I have a whole plot for that.
  10. What is your opinion on icebreakers? I ask this because have you ever met a person who liked icebreakers? Nope, at least not that gets excited about the awkwardness of them when they’re brought up.

Feel free to answer these questions in the comments! Also add your own go-to questions you ask people you meet!

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5 thoughts on “Questions You Should Ask Everyone

  1. paperbackwriter21 July 20, 2015 / 12:59 am

    Because I’ve become nocturnal and am running out of things to do besides netflix, I am going to answer these although you might already know the answers. So here goes:

    -My favorite novel is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It’s a classic both in my eyes and whoever deems novels to be classics. I read it when I was much younger and I fell in love with it. It’s the story of four sisters and how they go about their lives when their father is sent off to war. Besides the awesomeness that is sisterhood and girl power, my favorite character and basic inspiration for the entirety of my life is Jo March. Josephine, or Jo for short, is the first feminist role model I ever had and she is an aspiring author who would do anything for her family. She inspired me to be an individual, that it’s okay not to just want to do everything to find a husband and start a family, to travel, to write, to read, to put family first and to go after your dreams no matter how crazy they might be. As I think you know, I am naming my daughter after her.

    -My favorite movie is The Breakfast Club. Another classic. 1985 cult movie by the amazing John Hughes. I think I like it because it breaks the norms of every other movie. No huge plot or eight hundred different scenes. Just a handful of characters in one room going from superficial and stereotypical to raw and vulnerable. It’s so different and has so many life lessons and realizations built in. I know every line to it. It’s just so damn good and if you don’t like it you can…eat my shorts.

    -Favorite colors are interesting because they can tell you a lot about a person based on how seriously they consider their favorite color and by what standard they choose one. My favorite color is yellow. Now, my favorite color is not one that I wear all the time or even buy things in. I like yellow because of its energy. It reminds me of the sun and stars and the abstract. Apparently, people who like yellow are depressed or desire change. That makes sense more in the point that I am very pessimistic and always expecting the worst, so I think that yellow is that ounce of optimism that I crave. In terms of colors that I like things in would definitely be teals and turquoises on a meaning-free level. In terms of clothing, I wear mostly black, originally because it’s slimming and now because it’s something people expect from me that’s become very signature.

    -If I had the power to change the world, there are a lot of things that I would like to change. I would ideally like everyone to be fed, have access to clean water, have a roof over their heads and to be educated, living in a bountiful economy. As a starting point to all that, I think literacy should be more prominent. It’s the basis to a lot of these changes, but if anything, books can provide an escape and dreams from the current society and can help nourish dreams and ideas.

    -My hobbies include reading, writing, blogging, dance, history, newspaper, student government, social media, listening to rain, collecting quotes, being overly involved in co-curriculars, traveling, camping, kayaking, exploring, trying new things, scoping for old typewriters, wandering used bookstores and just trying to try a little bit of everything there is to experience.

    -If I could go anywhere, my first answer is England. I’ve wanted to go there for a very long time. My first au pair is from there and I am dying to see the Globe Theater and I won’t lie, to get my hand on some Cadbury chocolate. I’ve always been enamored with London and would love to go. I’d also really like to go to Australia, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Israel and France. I’d also love to have been to every state in the US. Sadly, I love traveling, but have had slim opportunity and funds to do so.

    -Netflix, netflix, netflix. This depends what you like and what you’re looking for. I just recently finished Mad Men which was EXCELLENT! It’s all about the ad men on Madison Avenue in the 50s/60s. It’s a drama, a very soapy one at that, and just constantly had me hooked. I also just watched House of Cards and was blownnnnn away. It is highly political and fast though. Definitely took a lot of brainpower and focus to watch, but it’s amazing and Kevin Spacey is gold.

    -I’m from New Jersey. Don’t judge me. Not Jersey Shore, Jersey. Central. It’s suburban hell with good education and over-priced houses.

    -No reality tv, no. I can’t do those shows with people fighting over stupid things. The only reality tv I watch is America’s Got Talent, Hell’s Kitchen, So You Think You Can Dance, Masterchef and my guilty pleasure to make me feel intelligent, America’s Next Top Model. I guess if my dancing was up to par SYTYCD. But I don’t like the drama aspect to any of these shows. It pisses me off. I’d rather see the pure talent and strategy.

    -False. I LOVE icebreakers. But merely for leadership activities. They’re super awkward with no purpose, but I actually really like dorky retreats and trainings, I don’t quite know why.

    You’re welcome, Mary <3

    • Mary July 20, 2015 / 10:57 pm

      I am so glad you answered all of these. I actually had no idea your favorite color was yellow. Also it doesn’t surprise me that you like icebreakers, I bet orientation will ruin that for you.

  2. gettingthroughanxiety July 20, 2015 / 9:15 am

    1.) Favorite book- Dead Lines by Greg Bear
    2.) Back to the Future. It’s just done so well and I love Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd!
    4.) I would change how people are prejudice and how they judge others
    5.) Writing, reading, watching TV
    6.) Italy
    7.) So many, but right now-The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I also love Heartland!

    • Mary July 20, 2015 / 10:58 pm

      Thanks for answering! I haven’t read that! Back to the future is a good movie. I couldn’t get into Secret Life of the American Teenager.

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