There are many things that make us different based on our culture, race, age and gender, but if there is one thing that we all have in common, it would be the way that we associate some things with other things. This brings us to the 3 questions game that I first discovered while studying relational psychology.
The object of the game is to start by asking someone else to answer 3 questions. The first question is what their favorite color is and then they need to give 3 compelling reasons why this is their favorite color. The second question is what their favorite animal is and they also need to give you 3 compelling reasons why. The third reason is their favorite form or body of water and they need to give 3 compelling reasons for this too.
You should remember to encourage the person to give you deep answers for every question and for each of the answers they give you. The truth is that people are going to be answering a completely different thing when they give you their answers and the following is a guide on how to interpret those things.
A person’s favorite color is usually going to represent the way that they see themselves and how they view their own personality. Their favorite animal is truly about the way they view their ideal partner in life and the body of water represents their own sexuality and how they view sex.
If you see a person struggling too much to decide their favorite color this usually means that they have trouble understanding themselves. People who have trouble being introspective in general are also going to have trouble answering these questions.
The idea of this game is to get people to express certain aspects of themselves that they might not be consciously aware of and that is what makes it so interesting. The game should be played without explaining the true intentions to the person. All you have to do is ask the questions and pay attention to the way they answer them.
If people are aware of what the answers represent they might be tempted to alter their answers to seem like they are something different from what they truly are. This is a very common phenomenon because people will often prefer to create an ideal image of themselves to others instead of showing their true colors.
Now you have a very interesting and fun game that you can play with anyone if you want to get to know more about them. This is a great way to get away from the average conversations that we tend to have with people and once you are done with the game, you can have a better idea of the kind of person you are dealing with.