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.
When was the last time you climbed a tree?
What is your all time favorite joke?
Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
Have you ever ridden in an ambulance or a police car?
What chore did you used to hate but now enjoy?
What food did you love as a child but do not eat now?
When you where a child, did you ever run away from home?
What is the most valuable life lesson you learned from your parents?
When was the last time you faked being sick?
What was the first big thing you bought with your own money?
When in your life has a bad experience turned out to be for the best?
What is something from your life that is most likely to end up in a museum?
In what ways has your world view evolved?
When was the last time you played Truth or Dare?
What can a friend do that will make you feel special?
When you where a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
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.