by Christina DesMarais February 24, 2018
If you want to get ahead in business and life, inquisitiveness is an essential character trait.
Think about the last time someone asked you good questions about your life to get to know you better. Chances are, this person left a positive impression in your mind.
Now, consider an opposite experience.
My husband, children and I were seated at a table with another family attending a mutual friend's wedding. We didn't know these people, and instead of spending an entire meal in silence, or chatting amongst ourselves, we engaged the couple across from us in conversation. An hour later, we knew all about them--where they lived, what they did for a living, what their kids were into, and even where they last went on vacation. Our big takeaway? These were not people we would want to be friends with or know in the slightest, for one reason: In all that time, not once did they ask us even a simple question.
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