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    I do this to see if I am correct in thinking I know the answer/ a chance to be proven wrong.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    i do this to see others opinions. and i do it quite a bit
    "Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    I do this all the time just to make sure that I know what the other person is thinking. For me this is a good way to start a conversation since my interest are narrow and I usually know more about the topic then the other person. In many cases I am interested what other person is thinking so this is the easiest way to check it out and to verify what person knows/doesn't know next to my knowledge. People are usually open about this, but is it because they don't know what I am doing?
    I do this now sometimes. I do it to get them to talk and so I can assess where they are at -- which is what you said.

    But I also do it to create communication and put people at ease. It's one way of building relationship.

    And I actually DO learn things, I certainly don't know everything and sometimes people offer special insights or perspective shifts I had overlooked.

    People might realize what you are doing, or they might not. Sometimes they'll just read it as an opportunity to communicate and share that you are creating for you both.

    Why is doing this is such a big problem for some people?
    For me?

    I used to feel like it was a lie, and the person I was talking to would think I was stupid or didn't know as much as I did. (This was partly a pride thing on my part; and I got over it to some degree.)
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    Roughly a good quarter of the questions I ask someone are the questions I already know an answer to.

    I also tend to ask questions that I do not expect anyone to answer.

    That being said, a lot of people hate talking to me.

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    Resurrection.

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    Yes I ask those. I also reframe from asking a question that I do not want to know the answer too.
    Sometimes I usually ask questions to clarify or get deeper into something.
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    yes... when I hope that I'm wrong and want to hear another answer
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    No, unless I am simply amusing myself. There are two reasons for this:

    1) It is a waste of time.

    2) I don't truly care much for the responses other people give to a question whose answer I have already decided upon or will decide upon, unless their answers have or may have a destructive impact on my own stance, in which case I attempt to combat them; if the subject is of any significance, of course. Most of the time, the responses given by others only serve to irritate me, as they are far more often than not predicated on false assumptions and poor logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    yes... when I hope that I'm wrong and want to hear another answer
    Why not contemplate your ideas more thoroughly and read philosophical works? If you do this, you will almost never need to ask somebody else to give you their inferior analysis, and you will almost never be wrong. If you are wrong or uncertain, then you simply turn to the great (mostly INTJ) philosophers or scientists of the past, who have already clarified the state of the universe for us.

    You may read articles and books written by others in the hopes of deriving a minuscule amount of enlightenment, which does not require you to "hear" an answer.
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    I'm speaking of personal matters... like second opinions from doctors, or "did he really mean that?"

    for those... especially the last one... other people are MUCH more useful than books!
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