Intimidating questions to ask people


Some questions are hard to confront because you’re afraid you won’t get the answer you want, others because you really don’t want to know the answer.But the best things in life don’t come easily, and turning away from life’s toughest questions is a sure path to mediocrity.

When CEOs ask tricky interview questions they're usually not trying to intimidate you.

Rather, they want to get a better sense of who you are and whether you're a good fit for their company — and these difficult queries are sometimes the only way to determine that.

When you sense that someone is trying to approach you, direct your attention to them to let them know you’re interested, says Jim Bolton, who heads communications and organizational performance consultancy Ridge Training.

Close your laptop screen or put down your phone to signal that the individual is more important than other distractions, he says.

When you first start attending philosophy presentations you are often faced with new and complex ideas.