You may have already wondered how to meet new people, what you should do to achieve this, which situations are best for starting a conversation, making new friends, etc. But have you ever wondered how to really know people?
You may have friends or colleagues you think you know well, but if you had to answer the following questions about them, you might not know what to say. Who knows, maybe it will happen even with your partner.
Insider has compiled 9 key questions that you need to be able to answer to know someone for real. Each of them is approved by an expert in relationship therapy, and all of them will make you discover something new and profound about the person in front of you, if they are willing to answer it, of course.
How to know someone for real: the 9 essential questions
Who were you closest to when you were growing up?
What is the happiest moment of your life?
Who are the people who support you the most?
What moment of your life has marked you the most?
Where do you feel most comfortable?
What is the thing you would change in the world if you could?
What do you dream of?
When was the last time you were surprised by something?
What are you most proud of?
As you can see, these are not common or easy questions to answer. These are questions you may not have asked yourself about yourself, questions that require you to fully open up and be vulnerable in front of another person.
It is not necessary to put them all together, you can choose different times to get to know your new friend better. What you need to remember is that the most important thing in all of this is that if it opens up to you. You also need to do this by giving honest answers. You will learn a lot from each other.
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