‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ question results in several very different responses

As part of our continuing study of how people react differently to the exact same situation, we asked all of our test subjects the same question and then wrote down their responses.

Today, we asked them, “Why did the chicken cross the road?”  Here are the answers we received: Continue reading “‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ question results in several very different responses”

Job interview questions can result in some strange responses

As part of our continuing study of how people react differently to the exact same situation, we placed all of our test subjects in job interviews and asked them the following questions:

  • Can you give us an example of a time when you were faced with a challenging problem that you had to work with your colleagues to solve?
  • Why should we choose you over the other candidates for this position?

Here are their responses: Continue reading “Job interview questions can result in some strange responses”

Asking for directions can result in some surprising answers

Simpleicons_Places_map-marker-with-two-arrows-pointing-opposite-directions.svgAs part of my continuing study of how people react very differently to the exact same situation, I posed the same question to a series of people in order to see how they would respond.

For today’s study, I simply asked for directions. Here are the  completely scientific responses: Continue reading “Asking for directions can result in some surprising answers”

Different reactions to Christmas gifts – Part Two

present twoThis is Part Two of our study of how people react to receiving Christmas gifts.

In order to better understand how people can respond so differently to the same situation, we put together focus groups and presented the exact same scenario to different people and then wrote down their reactions.

Basically, we gave each person a present to see what would happen. So, if it’s not funny or interesting, remember that it’s not my fault because it’s just science. Continue reading “Different reactions to Christmas gifts – Part Two”

Christmas presents can result in some very different reactions

I am often amazed at how people can react so differently to the same situation.

In order to study this phenomenon further, we put together focus groups and presented the exact same situations to different people in order to see how they would react.

Today’s study (which is part one if this goes over well), involves presenting a Christmas gift to these different individuals and then studying their reactions. We are listing each individual and quoting their reactions: Continue reading “Christmas presents can result in some very different reactions”