Asking and answering personal questions is not everyone's cup of tea. Even though questions have the power to promote insight, self-awareness and personal growth - not everyone wants to embark on that journey.
Below I provide several reasons why some people shy away from answering questions.
Overstand You aims to provide thought-provoking questions for individuals, so they can take responsibility for their own self-exploration in a safe and personalised way.
The reasons why people shy away from questions are...
- Fear of not knowing the correct answer
- Fear of getting the answer wrong
- Uncovering something they do not want to know or hear
- Unearthing and bringing up the past
- Uncovering something they have buried and do not wish to explore
- Having to think about something they feel embarrassed about
- Fear of sounding silly
- Not wanting to outshine others
- Taboo questions – things they don't talk about
- Denial about what is happening or has happened
- Trauma and shock about what has or is taking place
- Resistance to change by ignoring possibilities
- Believe that finding answers won't work
- Opens old wounds
- Don't want change – even if they are unhappy - staying in comfort zone
- Fear of failure or fear of success etc.
What things do you not want to question?
What scares you about confronting or answering these questions?
By Dionne Jude Co-founder - Overstand You