Posted on 02 July 2012.
Many individuals get confused when bombarded with direct questions they are unable to answer. Whether it is during an interview about salary expectations or a question from a significant other about a personal life, direct questions tend to stump people. This article looks at ways you can deal with such issues.
1. Changing topics:
One way to avoid a question is by changing topics. Give the speaker a clue that you are not comfortable answering. If you are at an interview and are asked an awkward question, rephrase the question in a way that puts the ball back in the interviewer’s court.
Many people refuse to answer the question in whole. They may keep silent and become passive in a way to indicate to the speaker that they are not going to answer.
If you are being asked a direct question, distracting the questioner could work. You must be very subtle and know a good way to turn attention around.
4. Noun Clauses:
Research at MIT has shown that one can avoid direct questions using noun clauses. For examples, I want to investigate how/why/whether.
5. Making Excuse:
I’ll give you a known example that happened in real life. A guy was on a date. The date was not going well as he was bombarding the girl with questions she did not feel comfortable answering. She excused herself to go to the washroom. She proceeded to call her friend and asked the friend to call her back to release her from the date citing an emergency.
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Posted on 23 May 2012.
Many parents stumble when asked math and science questions by their children. They are unsure of the answers. This articles looks at 10 questions many parents fear to answer. It also examines how parents can approach to answer the tough questions.
1. Where do babies come from?
This is a question that is consistently asked by curious and inquisitive children. Many parents find very unusual and inaccurate answers. The best way to answer this question is to use resources that are age appropriate.
2. Why is the moon visible during the day?
Many parents do not know the answer to this question when asked by children. Not many of us would know the answer either unless we have researched it. The reason for this is because of the moon’s rotation and the role the sun plays in lifting it.
3. Why is the sky blue?
We may have been asked this question numerous times. We feel stumped on this question with no concrete answer. The true answer is because of the light (of many colors) is divided into particles in the atmosphere. Blue light is sent out more than the other colors.
4. Will aliens be ever discovered?
Children are fascinated by aliens. They believe that aliens exist in this world and can invade earth at any time. This is a question that really cannot be answered. One thing parents could mention is the possibility of life on Mars. They could also add how it is far from earth and not easily accessible.
5. How do airplanes fly?
This is a question that is pretty easy to answer. Airplanes fly because of the upward lift and its curved shape of the wings. The cycle of the air above and below the wings allows a plane to fly.
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