We don’t live in vacuum and to succeed in our lives, we need to know people and interact with them. Often when you know the other person well, is when you are able to have a great relationship with them. Let us today have a look at some of the questions related to knowing others.
What is one thing that many people don’t know about you?
There are lot of things that people don’t know about me, but I think the one that that has been hidden from a lot of people is that I have failed in school. This is that one thing that many people in my life don’t know about, because I don’t think there is any point in talking about it with anyone.
About how many new people do you meet a week?
There are lot many people that I get to meet in work. There are some with whom I work with in a project and then there are some whom I know through the clubs that I have joined and then there are few who I meet while playing badminton. So, there are many people I meet, but approximately, I think it would be around 10 people.
What do people do when they meet a new person in your culture?
Whenever we meet new people, we like to introduce each other and get to know each other, yet not very formally. There are general topics that people in our culture like to talk about, like, sports, politics or sometimes television.
Is it OK to touch another person when you first meet them in your culture?
Not always. There are times when people don’t like to touch each other when they meet with each other in our culture. For instance, often when people opposite sex meet, they don’t touch each other or may be shake hands, especially if both of them are married or in any other committed relationships.
Do business people exchange business cards in your culture?
Yes, people do exchange business card with each other in our culture but that happens only in rare conditions or when two very top notch executives meet. Apart from them, it is rarely that people share their business cards, in the initial stage, often people try to build contacts over phone. When the business starts propelling, people get into business cards.
How far apart do people stand from each other when they talk in your culture?
It depends on who are the ones involved in the conversation. So, if there are two males involved in the conversation, they might not even bother about the distance and same is for women, but when people of two opposite sex interact with each other, then they do ensure that a certain distance is maintained.
Is it impolite to say “No” in your culture if you don’t know someone very well?
Although it is not, but for some reasons, people have brought it into their minds that it is surely impolite when you say no to the other person. So, most often people go about saying yes to everything the other person asks to do.
Do people in your culture use a lot of body language when they communicate, or do they keep their bodies relatively still?
There are both kinds of people that you can find in our culture. So, there are surely some who use lot of body language, most of the times, you can simply tell by their actions what they are speaking about and then there are few who are completely flat by their expressions. So, it becomes very difficult to even understand what they are trying to say by looking at their facial expressions.
Do people in your culture show their emotions when communicating with others or do they hide some feelings?
Most of the times people in our culture are likely to share their feelings with people they care about, but most of the times, it so happens that people tend to hide their feelings, because they don’t want to hurt the people who are close to them.
What can we do to create more understanding and harmony among people in our world?
I think the best way is to allow people to interact with each other and make sure that they are open to all sorts of conversation with each other. Because, it is important to have conversation with each other and then it is also very important to understand the other person’s opinion because until and unless you are open to having conversation, there is no point of interacting and no chance of harmony.
Are you a person who approaches someone first?
It depends. So, there are days when I am happy and in those times I can very easily go and approach the other person but when I am sad or not very confident, I tend to let the world be where it is and only interact with those who want to talk with me.