One Way To Get An Honest Answer

One Way To Get An Honest Answer

Let’s say you’re thinking about buying a new car and haven’t decided whether to get a Toyota, a Nissan, or a Chevy . So you ask a friend who bought a Nissan if he likes his car.
You may not get an honest answer if you ask, “Do you like your Nissan?”  Chances are he’ll tell you he likes it.
It’s better to ask,  “Have you had any problems with your Nissan?”  Or, “Have you had to spend any money on your Nissan”
A question about something specific generally will get you a specific answer.
Here’s why.  People want to be regarded as intelligent. They hate to admit that they made a stupid choice.
So, if you give them a chance to be evasive, they generally will pounce on it. They will tell you they like their Nissan even if it won’t start most mornings.
The question you ask generally determines the answer you get. Ask a mushy question. Get a mushy answer.
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