Leading Questions

“Why is Google such a better search engine then Bing?”

“Why does Coke taste so much better then Pepsi?”

“When did banks start ripping of their customers with fees?”

These are examples of very leading questions that don’t allow for real discussion because the question makes assumptions that the other participants all agree with. There is a chance that the other participants actually prefer Bing, Pepsi and think that banks are very fair.

If we want to have better discussions maybe these would be reworded as the following:

“Which is your preferred search engine and why?”

“What is your favorite soft drink?”

“Do you think bank fees are fair?”

Too often people asking the questions don’t want to hear your opinion (or even facts) but rather prefer to express their opinion in the question.

Have a great day!