50 Questions You Should Ask To Get To Know Someone

To know someone becomes a little nerve – cracking task for many individuals but the following questions will make it easier to get to know someone.

By Vincent Mokua
50 Questions You Should Ask To Get To Know Someone

CONVERSATION STARTER QUESTIONS TO GET TO KNOW SOMEONE

1. WHAT TITLE WOULD YOU FIT IF YOUR WHOLE WAS A MOVIE?

A question of this kind tries to make you flex your creativity muscles and bring in some laughs. The answer to this question will probably tell you more about how a person takes life and the perspective at which he/she is looking life at. Hence, it is a vital question for helping you to get to know the way in which people understand and take life.

2. WHAT COULD YOU RATHER HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY OR AN EXTRA INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT POINTS?

Would you prefer to have a mind which is a problem solving or a steel trap machine? This one here will let you know a person’s preferences in life. This question is good when it comes to revealing and expressing the nature and the type of a person.

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3. WOULD YOU PREFER BEING A GREAT DANCER TO A GREAT MATHEMATICIAN?

This seems a stupid and silly question, but it could shine some light on others.It will be an eye-opener to what a person likes. Therefore, using this question, you will get to know the desires and the preferences of different people on the things that they prefer most.

4. WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY? WHY?

This reveals a lot concerning people’s cultural beliefs and family setup. This question helps you to understand a person’s culture and way of life. To get to know the answers to this question is a step in knowing a person.

5. WHAT WAS YOUR FONDEST MEMORY SINCE YOUR CHILDHOOD?

Questions dealing with or which are concerned with childhood memories bring us together at all times. They also bring about a personal conversation that is relaxed for you to get to know a person.

6. DO YOU REMEMBER THE BEST CONCERT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN TO?

Music is a special thing that we enjoy and share together. Therefore, we should talk about it and the experience we had once which still lingers in our minds day after day. This sharing helps one to get to know someone who likes the music too.

7. WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE COMEDY MOVIE?

On the first date with the person you like, this question is great since it will tell you whether you and your date will share a good sense of humor. Therefore, the question plays a big role in allowing you to get to know the type of conversation that you will hold.

8. WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER PREFER, TO EXPLORE THE DEEPEST OCEAN PARTS OR A NEW PLANET AND WHY?

Earth has numerous undiscovered mysteries, but there is no one who knows what lies down in the deep seas. It tells you about a person’s passion for an adventure where he/she would like to travel to.

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9. IF MARS WAS TO BE COLONIZED IN OUR LIFETIME, WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO GO? WHY OR WHY NOT?

This question gauges people’s adventurousness. Their eagerness to just leave everything behind will tell whether they like the new place or not. Therefore, it is a good question to get to know the adventurousness gauge of the people.

10. WOULD YOU OWN A DINOSAUR AS A PET? IF SO, WHICH ONE AND WHY WILL YOU?

This simple and random question is tailored to get to know a feel of a person’s creativity, adventurousness, practicality and their knowledge in science.

11. SUPPOSE YOU ARE ALLOWED AND GIVEN A CHANCE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, WOULD YOU STILL GO FOR THE SAME MAJOR?

Actually, this gets to know the question is tailored to help you know whether they are happy and comfortable with their current course or job. Passions and preferences change as people also change.Therefore, you will easily know whether the person is comfortable with his career choice.

12. WHICH SUBJECT WAS YOUR FAVORITE IN SCHOOL?

When you want to know and understand why someone is doing what he or she does now, this is the only straight-forward question to ask them.

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BEST QUESTIONS TO GET TO KNOW SOMEONE.

These set of questions usually fits with anyone whether they are romantic or not. At the same time, it will tell you their passions and preferences with their jobs.

13. IF ONE MUSICIAN WAS TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE, WHO WOULD YOU PREFER AND WHY?

You will easily learn about the type of music that a person listens to through this question. Their musical idols and tastes are well spelled out by the type of music a person listens to.

14. WHICH ONE OF YOUR FIVE SENSES WOULD YOU GIVE UP IF YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE LIVING WITHOUT ONE?

Which one is less functional so as a person can do without? This question lets you get to know how you can take a person's life and also how can determine the associated value of life.

15. WHICH ANIMAL IN THE WORLD REPRESENTS YOU BEST AND WHY?

People do associate themselves with animals, and this helps to know them better. Some will say they are courageous as a lion; others will say they are as loyal as a dog or even being busy as a bee. This helps to understand how people see themselves.

16. IF YOU ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO CHOOSE ONLY FOUR ITEMS WITH YOU TO AN ISLAND THAT IS DESERTED, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

It helps us to know what matters to a person most. Are the items based on survival? Are they personal or both?Some people like material things while others do not. It is crucial to know what a person wants before you become great friends.

17. IF GIVEN A CHANCE TO TIME TRAVEL, WHERE WOULD YOU GO TO, THE FUTURE OR THE PAST?

This probably would be the greatest conversation ever because it would disclose the way they see things. Do they need something new or do they like the way things were in the past? This question also will disclose their like and dislikes. Do they like their history or they only want to concentrate in the future?

18. CAN YOU TELL ME THE CRAZIEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE IN YOUR LIFE?

This question is funny although it introduces you to someone’s wilder side. It gives them a chance to show off their misadventures or adventures a bit. Some people can disclose their private life and the dark part of it at large. Hence, you will know them better.

19. WHAT IS A HOME?

People have different definitions of a home. Some will tell you a home is where a family is while others will tell you a home is a place to stay at night. Therefore, this simple question will get you to know how people think of home.

20. IF YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO ANY QUESTION, WHICH QUESTION WOULD THAT BE?

This is the best question to ask to get to know a person for it helps them to be honest with you. It also provides a clue to the unanswered one which they have about their past, present and future.

21. WHICH LANGUAGE WOULD YOU SPEAK IF YOU COULD SPEAK ANOTHER?

This simple and straight-forward question helps a person to open up and discuss their traveling by revealing the type of language he/she would like to speak will openly show where he/she would be willing to visit if given a chance.g abroad, trips around the world and common interests.

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GET TO KNOW SOMEONE QUESTIONS TO ASK THAT ARE FUNNY

Whether you want to hang out with a guy or a girl, you need humor. Try the following questions out.

22. TELL ME HOW YOU COULD SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?

This question brings some funny responses, but it will tell you how prepared someone is for disasters like fires and hurricanes which are real-life disasters. These disasters are terrifying as zombies are. Therefore, the response to this question will tell you how people react to disasters.

23. WHERE WOULD YOU RATHER BE, IN A BROKEN ELEVATOR OR ON A SKI LIFT THAT IS BROKEN?

This question is lose-lose. One has to weigh the cons and worse-cons of both situations.It shows how one’s thinking and decision making is developed. So, you will know them better and learn to understand them.

TO GET TO KNOW A GIRL BEST QUESTIONS

Whether you are chilling out with your female friend or you are having dinner, these questions will give you a clue to what makes her tick and probably what she likes.

24. IF GIVEN A CHANCE TO TRAVEL, WHICH ERA IN THE 1900’S WOULD YOU GO TO?

The 1900’s eras' have their uniqueness. When you ask someone this kind of question, it brings out a funny conversation concerning the ideals and aspects which they like about that era.

25. BETWEEN LOVE AND MONEY, WHICH ONE ARE YOU LIKELY TO FIGHT FOR?

This is a fun, lighthearted question which will help you to figure out what someone truly values. It will help you know a person you want to be your close friend and even your partner.

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26. WHERE IN THIS WORLD COULD YOU TRAVEL TO GIVEN A CHANCE?

This one here will tell you where a person has been dreaming of visiting in this world. The response to this question will tell you more about someone’s passion in traveling around the world.

27. WHICH MUSIC INSTRUMENT YOU LIKE TO BE PLAYED?

Make sure you remember her answer and then play the type of music the next time you go out because it would be her taste and a good way to get to know what she like about music.

28. WHICH CITY OR TOWN IS YOUR FAVORITE ALL THE TIME?

Talk about it, if it happens that you have been there. Talk about what makes it special. If not, you can always add it to the list of places you are to visit together and make her feel special and then she will open up and let you know about her private life.

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29. WHAT TWO QUALITIES THAT DRAW YOU TO SOMEONE NEW?

This question gets you indirect information on how to improve yourself. Try not to change yourself but incorporate those qualities your life. Adapt to her way of life and way of doing things.

30. BETWEEN A MOVIE, A GAME AND A PLAY, WHICH ONE DO YOU REALLY LIKE?

She can prefer cinema to the theatre, but you should remember her answer so that next date you bring her to her taste. If she likes a game more than the two, then you should take her to a live match and watch a game together.

31. HAVE YOU CHANGED OR YOU ARE THE SAME PERSON LIKE YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL?

Some people stay the same while others change. Therefore, this question tries to know how her life journey been like all through. If she has changed, you learn to adapt and if not you will also learn to accommodate her behavior.

TO GET TO KNOW A GUY, ASK HIM THESE BEST QUESTIONS

These questions are tailored to ask a guy you hanging out with but you don’t know him well.

32. WOULD YOU RATHER WORK FOR FEWER DAYS BUT FOR MORE HOURS PER DAY OR WORK MORE DAYS FOR FEWER HOURS PER DAY?

He will probably prefer days off if he is the traveling type. But if he is more of a homebody, he will prefer the evenings. It is the best question to ask when you want to get to know a person. You will appreciate what he likes.

33. HOW DO YOU SEFINE MANLINESS

This is a great question you should ask your father or your son, as it reveals what they think being a man takes. You can even ask a woman for an interesting conversation for some women knows more what it takes to be a man than most men do.

34. WHICH BOOK HAS A GREAT INFLUENCE ON YOU?

Literature is personal as it is the case with music. The answer they give you will tell you more about them. Sometimes you might even add that good book to your reading list if you think it will add value to your life.

35. WHAT DRIVES TO YOUR SUCCESS?

This one question is aimed at knowing what is important to a person and what they like. It may be their family or security that motivates them to success.

36. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR LIFE AFTER YOU RETIRE?

Some people would like a tropical island while others prefer their hometown after they retire from their jobs. A majority would prefer a place where they would be at peace and where there is less noise and less crowded.

37. WHAT IS YOUR GOAL IN LIFE?

This question is big, and you should not be surprised to get big answers. Some people have ambitions which will surprise you. Other people do not have an objective in life and don’t even understand why they live.

THE BEST QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK COUPLES TO GET TO KNOW THEM.

The following questions will help you get to know married people in and out their marriage and their personal life.

38. FIVE YEARS COMING, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?

This is one good question to get to know a person since its answer reveal what is most important to them.You will be able to know their goals in life and how they are planning to attain them.

39. WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS IN YOU?

This one is best on the first date, at dinner with family members, friends, and acquaintances or even in an interview. You will come to know what makes a family live a happy life despite challenges that threaten to bring it down.

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40. WHAT CHARACTER ABOUT YOURSELF DO YOU LIKE MOST?

To learn what she likes about her self would help you to appreciate her even more and try to cherish her life by supporting her according to her best and positive character.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU QUESTIONS FOR WORK.

These are questions that are purely professional and will help you get to know a person at the work-place.

41. WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR CAREER RIGHT NOW?

This one here helps us to know what a person is striving for because most people are always working towards professional goals. But there might be another goal he/she wants to accomplish before he/she retires.

42. WHAT VALUES WOULD YOU USE TO BUILD A COMPANY FROM SCRATCH?

It is a common question especially in job interviews for it shows the exact type of person they are on a personal and professional level. This question will reveal someone’s level of creativity and innovative that will improve the production of the company

43. IF YOU LOSE YOUR CURRENT JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING

Co-workers and employees are multifaceted people with a lot of interests. Therefore, you should learn about what they like. You will learn that some might start their businesses while others will not think about it at all.

44. WHAT ATTRIBUTE YOU BRING TO YOUR JOB IS THE MOST IMPORTANT?

This one for sure is fantastic during a job interview and is aimed at understanding how they would fit in the organization and the type of niche they would fill. They will tell you their skills and creativity which will move the company to great heights in the market.

QUESTIONS TO GET TO KNOW SOMEONE DEEPLY

Here are the best questions you can ask so as you can get to know someone deep.

45. WHAT COULD BE THAT ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF?

The choices we make usually determined our constantly changing and evolving personal lives. So by asking this great and deep question will help us to gauge how the other people see themselves as well as their actions which they take with an intention of transforming their current lives.

46. HOW COULD YOU SPEND YOUR ETERNITY IF COULD LIVE FOREVER

The way we manage our time down defines us in most cases. Therefore, giving a person time that is not limited will make them speak about their deepest desires. This question, therefore, is tailored to get to know a person as to what extent they can manage their time.

47. IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED WHEN YOU ARE GONE?

This one question helps us to know and provides insight to their values, morals, and ideals. Some will want to be remembered as movie stars, as a person cured of a terrible disease, as a family person or even as a political icon. It helps us to get to know through their answers what they like and want to be done to them.

48. WHAT WOULD YOU PUT ON YOUR NACHO GAME??

People strive to improve their nacho game. They fight to see that they have outside the box toppings or even a traditional one. But it depends on what they like and dislikes about their game. This question is a general one who tries to enquire on someone’s favorite game. It might be a game he/she participates or even like watching. It will be a clue to what he/she likes concerning a certain game.

49. WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK?

Most people usually wake up just to enjoy and feast during the weekend to wash away the week’s tiring activities. The week-day activities are also enjoyed by others. So, this question can lead to an important and great conversation of the day with someone you to get to know. It also gives out some clues as to what these people like doing.

50. WHAT TYPE OF LIFE COULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR REGIME?

This great question is aimed at knowing how people think and understand life in general. You will get to know also what drives them to live, their ambitions, vision, and mission in life. It is unfortunate that some answers that you will get are weird while others are funny because everyone has his or her purpose in life and that is what motivates them to work hard and live their lives.

CONCLUSION

From the above collection of questions, we can conclude that, whether you want to pass the time or you want to make friends, you must embrace and choose the type of questions to ask for to get to know someone and get the conversation run smoothly. The above questions are designed in such a way that they don’t touch on critical aspects of a life of which if inquired in the first date will screw everything up. Therefore, I highly recommend that you use the right question at the right time and the right place for the perfect feedback which will satisfy your inquiries.

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