“I just wish I understood people better,” Roger complained.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Sometimes, when I interview a candidate, I wish I could better interpret what they say. You know, their underlying motivation.”
“So, sometimes, you misinterpret what a candidate says?”
Roger thought for a minute. “More than sometimes. A lot.”
“In the interview, why do you think you misinterpret a response to your question?” I pressed.
“I told you,” Roger replied, “I just don’t understand people.”
“I think the reason you misinterpret responses, is because you ask questions that require interpretation.”