The Art of Being Curious and Asking Questions

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By Monique A Honaman

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“You don’t have to know everything in the world. We aren’t supposed to. It makes you boring in mixed company if you can’t be interested and ask questions of other people.” ~ Angela Johnso

I know enough about myself to know that I get really frustrated by people who don’t ask any questions of others. You know the type, right? Those who talk and talk and talk, and who never pause and ask, “So, what about you?” It’s called the art of conversation. It’s called the gift of curiosity. It’s called expressing a genuine interest in someone else.

Three recent scenarios.

My husband and I were out to dinner in NYC with friends of friends who had connected us. They are a high-swagger, business-savvy couple who live on the upper west side. My husband and I asked all sorts of questions to keep the conversation moving.

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