Tag Archives: personal questions

12 Ways to Respond to Personal Questions

Responding to personal questions requires communication and social skills.

Tell me about...I politely replied, "I'd rather not talk about that."

Okay, I agree, that was not assertive. But should a person have to be? In this case, yes.  They pressed and pressed, "Come on, you can tell us..."  Exasperated, I broke down and spilled the...

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Is It Rude to Ask Who Someone Voted For?

You can ask, but what's your point?

Some people don't mind being asked who they voted for or openly showing support for a particular candidate or proposition.  That is their right. Using common sense and social skills can help you decide whether to ask in the first place. Especially in the workplace.
Why do some people...
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How to Handle Personal Questions At Holiday Gatherings

Ah, holiday gatherings; a time to reconnect and catch up. 

"Oh, you got your hair cut." "Some people are just meant to be single." "If you're satisfied with your life, then that's all that matters." Well meaning? The anticipation of the dreaded comments or questions from friends or family members can put anyone in an...
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Asking Personal Questions At Work

iStock_000023671474XSmallShould there be boundaries between coworkers?

Generally speaking, women, more so than men, tend to connect by sharing info about their personal life.  For example; you both have teens ready to go away to college; boom, instant connection (in most cases). What about...
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Today’s Pick Up Line

Today's Pick-Up Line

Before we go out, I need to know your credit score. Ah, did you ever think we'd miss the charming innocent ice breaker of the 80's?   "Hey foxy lady, what's your sign?"  In the 90's, the ice breaker was...
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