A better mousetrap


Here.  You like these.  Give this one a try.
1. Why are you doing this survey?

2. Do you think people really get to know you through these things?

3. Or are you trying to learn something about yourself?

4. Isn't this a superficial way to go about discovering/revealing who you are?

5. Aren't you a deeper person than stating your favorite flavor of ice cream/the last time you threw up/whether you still talk to your ex/etc. would indicate?

6. What's the message you're sending out implicitly?

7. Why is it you respond to surveys full of potential writing prompts with the verbal skills of an inarticulate teenager forced to have a sit-down dinner with his parents for a change?

8. Just because you're going to share it publicly, does that mean you don't want to be introspective?

9. Or is it that you can't be introspective?  Which is it?

10. Is this an attempt to avoid addressing real questions about yourself, the kind you should be asking?

11. Can you only answer easy ones, the kind you already know the answers to?

12. Have you ever allowed yourself to think more deeply about survey questions than the teenagers who came up with them did?

13. Why don't you do that next time?

14. When you get to a Yes/No question, why is it you stop with a simple affirmative or negative?

15. Why don't you imagine there's a "why?" at the end of questions like that?

16. Wouldn't it be more interesting if you answered most questions as though there was one?

17. Isn't your subjective experience more telling about you than the dry, outwardly-expressed details of your preferences and history?

18. Or are your one-word responses all you really have to say?

19. If so, why waste your time answering those questions at all?

20. If not, why waste our time with incomplete and insubstantial responses?


Copyright 2008 Alexplorer.
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