It includes the study of the conscious, unconscious mind and thoughts, feelings that lead to specific behaviors and traits that distinguish one person from the other.
Here is a list of interesting questions that can help you to understand how someone’s brain is wired and why they do what they do:
- Nature or nurture-Which one do you think plays a bigger role in shaping one’s personality?
- Does happiness lie in the journey or the destination?
- What is your most vivid memory from your childhood?
- What are your three biggest fears?
- What are you three biggest achievements?
- Who is your personal hero and what do you admire most about them?
- Do you like to spend time alone or in groups?
- Do you like to explore new things or do you like to follow routine?
- What do you think about when you’re by yourself?
- What’s the most spontaneous thing that you have done in life?
- What’s the biggest risk that you have taken in life?
- What is the darkest thought you’ve had and what is the darkest thing you’ve never shared with anybody?
- What makes you feel anxious or overwhelmed?
- What place or activity makes you feel calm and serene?
- Which is your favorite book, quote or poem and why do you relate to it? Which is the book or movie track or scene that brought out the most emotions in you?
- Is home for you a place or a feeling? Describe that place or feeling?
- Out of the entire range of negative emotions of anger, jealousy and insecurity and greed, which one affects you, the most?
- Out of the entire range of positive emotions like love and compassion, calmness, enthusiasm, which one is your biggest asset?
- What trait do you admire the most in others and what trait you cannot totally stand?
- If you had to describe yourself without mentioning your looks, profession or past, how would you describe yourself?
- Do you usually go with your gut instincts or your brain?
- What’s your biggest goal in life right now and what are your goals for next five years?
So, here you go, go ahead and try these questions and see the sparks fly.
If you want to go a little deeper and forge deep intimacy, you can also try the 36 questions for social experiment with your partner.
These questions are designed by Social Psychology researcher Arthur Aron of the Interpersonal Relationships Lab at Stony Brook University in New York. Link HERE
You can try these questions with your date, friends or even long term partners to deepen the intimacy.
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