Ask any of my friends, I love questions! My brain is filled with them. I am curious about everything... what makes people tick, why do they do the things they do, what if there were a different way or different life or different experience? I am infinitely curious about human nature and what brought people to that point... all those little decisions that made them arrive at the place they are today. I'm also very curious about my own process and what led me to the point that I am. I consider myself to be pretty self-aware and unafraid to go deep in the self-examination. Therefore, the questions usually begin with "if" and sometimes it's "I wonder..."
I find that asking creative questions is a unique way of getting to know someone and often gives a better insight into the type of person they are.
Here are some of my favorites:
1. If there were a Fantasy Island (yes, I know I'm dating myself), what would your fantasy be?
2. If you could solve one universal mystery, what would you solve?
3. Would you rather travel into the deep ocean or deep space?
4. What one choice did you make that if you made the opposite choice would have completely changed everything about your life (excluding having children or getting married... that's too obvious)?
5. If you could choose any other career besides the one that you're doing now, what would you choose? And, if you're unhappy now, why aren't you doing it?
Next time you want to get to know someone, try one or more of these and see what responses you get. It's more fun then "what type of music do you listen to?"