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    Default I need N questions!

    For a project at work, I need to develop a questionnaire to ask people about themselves. And not silly, immature questions like "When was your first kiss hehehehehe lolz?" or questions with one word responses "Do you like ketchup on french fries?"

    Questions where you can really see where the core of a person lies. I am thinking of some, but I am hitting a roadblock. Any N's out there want to help create some deeper more personal questions suitable for a work place?

    if it helps, some of people I am surveying are artistic people themselves. This survey would be one that would be copied and passed out to all...

    I'd guess their types are: INFJ, ESFJ, ESTP, ESFP, ISFP, ENFJ, ENFP, ISFJ, ENTJ, and INFP.

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    What is something really interesting that you like to do (or that you spend a lot of time doing) that most of us probably don't know? (This allows introverts to start opening up, if they choose to)

    What is a talent/skill/ability that you have that you feel you are exceptionally good at?

    If you were allowed to bring that talent/skill/ability to the workplace everyday and actually use it on a daily basis, how might it help the company and/or make you a happier employee?

    What is an idea that you have had in the past that you believe would make this organization SIGNIFICANTLY better in some important way?

    There's a few. I love questions like these, because I get to expand on them and put some thought into things. Generally speaking, I would think that INxx's would write fairly in-depth responses to these types of questions - or maybe it's just an INTP thing since it's our opportunity to express our "thinking" to others. We don't have much Te, but if you give us an opportunity to write down our thoughts (Ti), you can get some pretty interesting responses I would assume.

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    I think a bunch of "N" based questions could be at risk of completely missing the core of "S" types.

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    I have no idea what you mean by "N" questions. But I do like to learn about people and their unique qualities and asking questions to find them "out". The best questions for this a fairly free response and especially questions that don't have a right answer- questions that don't lend themselves to posturing or furthering any sort of social-hierachical agenda.

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    Good point, Colors. Most work based questionnaires clearly have 'correct' answers.

    If you saw an employee stealing company supplies, what would you do?

    Yeah, anyone with half a brain and desire to keep their job would know not to say, "Help them carry the supplies; they look heavy."

    I really like INTPness' question: What is a talent/skill/ability that you have that you feel you are exceptionally good at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    I think a bunch of "N" based questions could be at risk of completely missing the core of "S" types.
    I suppose you are right, I guess when I think of questions "S"'s may like would be too surface level and I am looking for some that would help us get to know a person deep down and what they are all about.

    That said, I am willing to use any suggestions that you think would reach S's at their level of comfortness to get to know them deeper.

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    I'd be surprised if people are willing to drop their soul onto a piece of paper for a general survey. Having said that while it might work out, I'd advise not making the question sound too high and mighty. There are some good questions, but I always feel like a pillock when asking something as intimate and private as "What events have really shaped your life?" or "If you could remove a fear/habit, how would your life look like?" and "How has the said habits/fears limited you?"

    PS. Come on people. Most of us have been here for a while. Let's drop the whole S = surface stereotype already.

    Figures if it's about work then the above questions aren't really appropriate as such. But I wouldn't even bother answering questions for companies. Some places look for stupid answers, it's so redundant to ask them since most of the time people would be lying.

    Questions for knowing about the person and the work environment.

    "What is your idea of a work life style balance? Why?"
    "How do you express yourself in the work environment? Do you think/feel this appropriate?"
    "Do you consider work as a job or a vocation?"
    "What other careers would you have entertained? Why? What's the common factor between that job and this one?"

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    INTPness, you are right on the ball! I used some of your questions. If you think of any more let me know!!

    I asked this question in the NF section as well. To be more specific, I work with people in the arts, and their answers to my questions will help us market them better to the mass audiences, so we want to know what they're about and what their lifestyle is about. WHO ARE THEY. why should people care about them?

    Also, this exercise is going to help them prepare for interviews from the public as well since they need to start knowing themselves better and do some introspecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    PS. Come on people. Most of us have been here for a while. Let's drop the whole S = surface stereotype already.
    The S's I am interviewing are having a hard time opening up to show who they are so that's why I am asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2XtremeENFP View Post
    The S's I am interviewing are having a hard time opening up to show who they are so that's why I am asking.
    Most introverts don't really open up but usually the water runs deep. There's also a general perception that SJs are more cautious than their SP peers and thus unlikely to deliver information without trust. Anyhow back on topic, I've provided some questions that I'd personally be interested in finding out about someone, but as said they might be a little too intrusive in a questionaire.

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