Questions are a great way to form a connection with another person. They can be used to show your interest and to gather data that you can use to build a conversation. But they can also be irritating. If you have ever had a conversation with an aggressive questioner, you know how off-putting it can be. When you are hit with a rapid fire series of questions with no meaningful dialogue in between, you  eventually start to get defensive.

To form a valid conversation, you need to have shared information passing between people. The problem with overactive questionners is their use of questions as a shield to deflect the focus so that they never share any personal information. That makes it impossible to establish rapport.


Good conversation involves a fine balance of giving and taking. If either side gets out of whack, a relationship can be damaged.

 


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