Is there such thing as a dumb question?
According to Carl Sagan, in his 1997 book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, there are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world.
Who said the only dumb question is the one not asked?
What is it called when there is no right answer?
A rhetorical question is a question someone asks without expecting an answer. The question might not have an answer, or it might have an obvious answer. Well, sometimes these questions are asked to punch up a point. If the answer is glaringly obvious, it will make that answer stand out.
Why do I ask silly questions?
Some people deliberately ask silly questions to irritate others; but it is not always the case. It also depends on perceptions and cognitive skills of people. A person who is very knowledgeable might find simple questions of others silly; while for the person who is asking those questions, they must be relevant.
How do you respond when someone asks a dumb question?
3 smart ways to answer stupid customer questionsCorrective answer. Instead of pointing out the silly question, try to answer the question they meant to ask. Information overload. Answer the question they’ve asked and then give more details to answer the questions that would follow. Redirection.
Why do I ask so many questions?
There are many reasons why someone might ask too many questions. For example, the person might be very anxious and need to keep up conversation. Or the person may not have the social etiquette to know when questions begin to feel invasive rather than signaling genuine interest.