They are called the formative years for a reason. Many insights can be gained from asking about someone’s childhood. These questions are anything to do with the year prior to what we current call adulthood.
If you had it to do over again what would you study in school?
Who is someone from your past that you are sorry you lost track of?
What grown-up job did you want to have when you were a child?
Who was your best friend growing up?
What did you do during your childhood summers?
What traditions did your family have?
Where were you in life 10 years ago?
Did you ever get left behind as a child?
What movie can you quote word for word?
What song defines your childhood?
What is the most disgusting thing you have ever eaten?
What makes you feel young?
What cartoon do you still like to watch?
What do you remember about your first day of school?
What cartoon did you watch growing up?
What scares you in the dark?
What was the first concert you went to see?
At what point did you life change for the better?
What is the funniest thing you have heard a child say?
What do you miss from your childhood?
Where did you go on vacation as a child?
What did you do to get pocket money as a child?
What was your favorite TV show growing up?
What is your earliest memory?
The ins and outs of a first impression. It takes only five to ten seconds to make a first impression. This is where the need for a firm hand shake comes into play. In that time you can either say something interesting or you can give the person you are meeting the opportunity to tell you something interesting. If you are skilled at the art of conversation you can do both.