Saturday, February 4, 2023

41 Interesting Questions To Ask Your Friends Instead Of “How Are You?”

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To initiate a conversation, we normally ask our friends. “How are you?” But isn’t it too cliche to ask the same question every time?

We have wired our brains so that we often use the same three-word statement to initiate a conversation with everyone. Unconsciously we say, “How Are You?” and that’s the only thing we know.

Don’t you think it’s time to evolve our conversation style and make them better? Asking interesting questions can be a good way to start a healthy conversation.

Here, we have curated a list of interesting questions you can ask your friends.

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So, let’s dive into it:

  • How is life treating you?
  • What’s your current coping method?
  • What are two emotions you’re feeling right now?
  • What’s top of mind for you right now?
  • What’s on your mind this morning/afternoon/evening?
  • How is everything going?
  • What topics are on or off the table today?
  • What did you do today?
  • What time did you wake up this morning?
  • I have been thinking about you.
  • What have you been thinking about lately?
  • Did anything make you smile today?
  • What was the last book that you read?
  • Has anything been on your mind that you’d like to talk about?
  • What’s the vibe today?
  • What’s in your tabs these days?
  • Is there someone I can connect you with?
  • It’s good to hear your voice.
  • Is there anything you’d love to talk about today?
  • Which music genre do you listen to the most?
  • What are you feeling at this moment?
  • What have you been listening to?
  • How do you feel about taking risks?
  • How’s your heart today?
  • What was your favorite moment thus far today?
  • What puts you in a good mood?
  • What’s one thing you’re looking forward to?
  • What’s one thing you’re looking forward to?
  • How do you contribute to a better society?
  • How did you take care of yourself today?
  • How was your day so far?
  • What’s something nice you did for yourself this week?
  • Is there anything you need right now?
  • Are you happy?
  • What’s something you enjoyed lately?
  • How have you been sleeping?
  • What’s one nice thing you did for yourself lately?
  • What would make this a good conversation for you?
  • What’s alive for you at this moment?
  • What would you like to talk about or not talk about today? 
  • If we could talk about anything you wanted, what would it be?

Wrap up

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I would recommend you meet people with better conversation styles. The above-mentioned list of interesting questions will help you strike the conversation better. So try these alternatives and see how people around you respond to them. It would be interesting to note their reaction. 

Not only with friends, but you can also use these interesting questions to initiate a conversation with your colleagues and family members and even while networking at an event. 

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