Exercise: Cultivating Curiosity
Today’s exercise is cultivating a habit of asking your partner questions to which you do not know the answer. Each of you complete all the open-ended questions from the downloadable attachment. After completing all the questions, sit down with your partner, go through the list, and enjoy wonderful conversations with each other. The partner who is listening can ask a follow-up question. The person listening mirrors back what they heard, and then asks the three magic words – “is there more?” Then switch role; the partner who was listening, answers the same question and the partner who was previously speaking mirrors and asks, “is there more?”
See if your thoughts about what your partner says matches how you think s/he would answer the question. Have fun!