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Do you find yourself more intrigued in questions where you help others, or questions where you get to speak of yourself?

Asked by The_Inquisitor (3163points) January 30th, 2011

Well? I guess the details of the question usually is the determinant. But in general, do you find that you’re able to answer a question in more detail and take more time into it when you are talking about yourself?

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CaptainHarley's avatar

Questions where others get some benefit.

If the question is a personal one that the responder must answer about him or her self, I usually try to answer it as best I can.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I like helping other people more than talking about myself. When helping other people, I focus more on what I’m writing, make sure my information is accurate, and provide links when I can, so it takes more of my time than just writing something about myself does.

Vunessuh's avatar

I like answering questions where I can talk about spatulas.

Aethelwine's avatar

I can answer a question in more detail if I have personal experience. You won’t find me answering questions about spatulas. I leave those for @Vunessuh.

JLeslie's avatar

Help others.

downtide's avatar

I usually end up answering questions where I talk about myself. I’m not expert in anything else enough to help anybody. Especially not spatulas.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I like answering questions where I can give my opinion. Sometimes this is helpful to others and other times it’s just a way of talking about myself and what I think.

Cruiser's avatar

I usually only answer questions that interest me so it is hard not to take on the questions where your answer involves a little personal experience and or anecdote about yourself.

wilma's avatar

I prefer to answer questions where I might help others.

Summum's avatar

I was given life over the weekend and a new me is now present. My life is to help, support and give what I have to others to help them in this world. We are all in the same boat so to speak and we need each other to survive the rough times. Blessings

marinelife's avatar

Questions wherein my answer may help others.

6rant6's avatar

I prefer questions that can be answered longwindedly and with vowels aplenty. Spatulas are good, too.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I prefer to spank Vunessuh with a spatula answer all sorts of questions.

Vunessuh's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate I think we should be best friends now. :D

Fyrius's avatar

It doesn’t matter a whole lot to me, as long as I have something to contribute.
I find either type of thread just about as suitable for showing off. >_>

I do notice I’m more likely to stick with a help thread than with a vanity thread once I’ve had my initial say. There’s usually more reason for interaction among the repliers.

cockswain's avatar

I more prefer the discussion type questions, that result in a civil exploration of an issue. I do enjoy being able to answer a technical question for someone, but I don’t get as much out of it in that I’m not as intellectually stimulated nor am I as likely to learn something new.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Vunessuh I agree. I’m only 2 feet from the kitchen; would you like the small, medium or large? With slots or without? Plastic or wood?

Vunessuh's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Oh my. Well, it ain’t a party unless there is some big wood involved.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Vunessuh Yup, have a couple of those in my kitchen crock. We’re good to go.

choreplay's avatar

Huh, what, what the question? I was listening to @Vunessuh and @WillWorkForChocolate .


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