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Most used question: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

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This is kind of a ridiculous thread, but what question do you find yourself asking most often in a day? I'm hypothesizing that INTPs in particular like to ask the question why most often.. Perhaps INTJs ask how..ESFPs ask where...hehehe...so if you had to say what question you most often ask, what would it be? Huh!?
 

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ORLY? :D

After that one, yeah, probably "why", sometimes because I want to know, sometimes because I want the other person to think about what he said.
 

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Pardon?
My attention span is quite short in daily conversations, most of which are entirely redundant.
 

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It's a tie between why and what.

However, the "what" mostly accounts for my short attention span when I'm talking to people. I also tend to hear everything at once so it's hard to focus on 1 person's voice even if they're right in front of me.
 
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Why not?
 

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Probably a tie between "why" and "how". The "how" is always in my head, though. If I asked someone else a "how" question it would imply that I intended to follow through on the process I was questioning.
 

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I think 'why' would be my most common one.
 

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'Why' and 'how'.

I think 'why' seems to me to deal more with values and motivations - perhaps more people-centred? 'How' involves untangling systems and processes - how things work and so on.

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I'm not sure I agree with what I've written. May come back to edit.
 

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What, then why.

What is it?

Why is it so?

That's the more natural line of thought for me. Of course I ask all types of questions depending on what I'm wondering.
 

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I didn't listen, can you repeat please?
Why?
How?
The Who?
 

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'To what extent...?'
 

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Actually I have to agree with Ghost here - one of my most common questions is 'wtf?' I think this should be quite common for INTPs.
 

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what question do you find yourself asking most often in a day? I'm hypothesizing that INTPs in particular like to ask the question why most often
In my case (INTP): anything that my intuition signals as potentially relevant. Usually WHAT and HOW ... WHY is even more important, but we INTPs can usually fill in the WHY by ourselves, right?).
More important to note is that we INTPs ask a hell lot of questions! :)
 

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What?
Why?
What the hell?
Who? (when talking to ENFP friends)
 

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I swear the most, I think, as a reaction to my extreme confusion at life.
 

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With me it's mostly "Why?", though I try to find that answer myself.

Often, it is "How?" but of late, it has faded, and I have to bring it back to life.

And yeah, "Huh?!" is used a lot by me. Especially when someone talks to me without notifying me.
 

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:D Happens to me pretty lot, too.
 

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1) How does this work?.... Ah, so that's it! Now, how do I fix it?

2) Why is that in there, and what's it for? Why is that so important?

Two questions I find myself asking myself disturbingly often are: "Why am I in this room again?" and "Did that actually happen or did I dream it?" (I have very realistic dreams.)
 

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It's not so much what I ask others, but what I ask myself. I'm constantly asking why and how. Why did I do that? How was this painted? Above all, I'm interested in why people act the way they do and how things work in the natural world.
 

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What, why, and how. As in what's that? And...why is it important? How does it fit in with the big picture?

PS This is a neat thread; makes me learn about myself: now I have to reflect on the lack of when, who, and where in my life...
 

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1) How does this work?.... Ah, so that's it! Now, how do I fix it?

2) Why is that in there, and what's it for? Why is that so important?

same here. I wonder if my coworkers get tired of my incessant questioning...

I work at an auto repair shop as asst. manager, so the knowing the theory of how the individual parts make the car function is very interesting to me. Hell, thats probably the thing that interests me the most about anything: how the individual parts work together in the collective. Diagnosing problems are fun:) But does that mean I want to implement my solution and actually work on the car? Yes and no.

Hm. I'm glad I responded to this thread, given I've been really undecided as to what career path I want to go through. This has helped me figure out what I like to do most and what would satisfy and motivate me the most: implementing my theories as thoroughly as I possibly can. Now I can see why some INTP descriptions talk about our impending fear of failure...because in regards to certain things, our abstraction or conception isn't complete and thorough to our satisfaction where we're confident enough to implement whatever we've conjured up. I'm sure nothing is more distressing and unfulfilling than a failed/fractured/incomplete theory/abstraction but even then, thats ok. there's still plenty of time for more learning, or at least we can hope.

Honestly makes me wonder why we see life through this lens. Although we might have our distinct traits we've acquired from environment and conditioning, we still have our underlying similarities, just like all the other types do. Not to say the MBTI is some rigid thing that we must abide by, but its a pretty good conjecture. What a man Carl Jung was...I need to continue reading his book, the psychological types.
 

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1. Why is ___? (makes observation)
2. How does ___ work? (investigates further)
3. What is ___? (seeks to define)
4. No really, why? (seeks to understand)

3 and 4 may be switched.
 

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I am usually annoyed by the automatic phrases people dole out: "Good day", "Bye", and such. So if I'm in a checkout line or something I will first ask the clerk, "Can you do me a favor?" To which they have so far invariably said something like sure or what. Then I reply with, "Have a nice day."

Much more satisfying to have their attention before I wish them a good day.
 

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I find the most common question I ask is Why not/can't/isn't/etc.

Why can't ____ do ____?

Why isn't ____ more like ___?

Q: Why?
A: Why not?
 

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LMFAO this is awesome xD I'm a new here and my friends all get pissed at me for asking so many questions. Its good to see I'm not the only one xD and why is definitely the one I use most.
 

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As an INTJ, I always ask:

1) Why (seek understanding)?
2) How (to do it, make things happen...)?
 
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