How are you?
❔Simple question, right?
❔But...is it really?
❔How do you answer this question?
🟣Do you make a difference between who asks this question (partner, friend, colleague, someone you just met)?
🟣What does this question mean to you?
🟣What does this questions mean to the person being asked?
🟣When are you sharing more and when are you simply replying "doing well, and you?"?
🟣What do you really want to know when you ask someone "how are you"? Or maybe it's just part of saying hi?
🟣How much time, interest, empathy are you willing to give for this question?
🟣What do you do when someone opens up and shares with you how she/he is doing and you realise you don’t have the time right now?
🟣And what if you're not comfortable hearing all that because you did not expect that, as it was just a simple "how are you saying hi sort of thing”?
🟣What value can you create by asking this question?
🟣What value can you create when replying?
So....how are you now? ; )