Breathe. Let it sink.
When someone asks me a vague question, like “Tell me more about yourself”.
It’s so tempting to just burst out with a drama-story you tell anyone on the street.
What I thought would have worked better is to
- Let it sink and process why the person is asking this question, then answer.
- Or clarify where the curiosity is coming from.
Now that’s what I call the art of listening.