We have all learned our fair share of interview questions that are conventional and easy to tackle. We have the answers on our sides when we are confronted with questions about motivation strength or technicals. How would you react if someone asks you, What fruit would you be? Have you ever wondered about this question, if not then ponder because these types of unique character assessment questions especially creative questions shape the worldview that you have for your job. It looks simple, but the assessment is being done differently, or creatively for lack of a better word.
Why Does An Interviewer Ask Such Questions?
Have you ever wondered the offbeat questions are often asked out of nowhere? These questions are curated to seek the following assessment:
- How creativity flows inside you?
- How self-aware are you?
- How do you perceive symbolism and metaphors around you?
- How do you provide something new exciting and unconventional?
These areas are often seen when a creative question like, “Which fruit would you be?” type of question is posed. Have you ever heard of phrases like “soft as silk”, “warm as red”, and “hard as a coconut”, all these are allegories, smileys in use that you need to look at the deeper layers to understand.
Creativity has no boundaries, the world is changing. There is an appeal in including the humanity together and building something that can be used by a lot of people. You need creative ideas and strong coherence in your narratives to integrate people as potential customers, these questions are asked because of this very thing.
Few Example Answers
When you think of fruit what kind of taste comes to your mind, think about it. For instance, Tamarind has a strong sour taste, it’s edgy but not as sharp as a chilly but very strong internally in the fruit kingdom, right? For sturdy exteriors and hard outer layering, there is Guava, Pomegranate, and coconut. The persisting hardness levels also change with consistency, you can use these qualities and characters to describe personality. Also think about the working consistency that you have, slow and enduring pace or fast and pause pace. Use these symbolisms while describing your favorite fruit.
Hard Consistency Fruits are dry but have an inconsistent water concentration
Personality Quotient: Strong and sturdy, tough exterior, very disciplined and conventional, does work in a regular mundane tonality and loves working long but slow.
Your Personality Fruits: Apples, Pears, Guavas, Coconut, and Pomegranate
Sample answer for any one of the fruits
I would like to think of myself as an Apple because I think I am not as tough as a Guava or in contrast to hard and soft as a coconut. I somewhere lie in the middle. I approach work from the working avenues of work ethic regularity. I believe a sense of decorum should exist in professional setups and I wish to enforce that kind of ruling to maintain a sense of legality and work pace continuity.
Soft Consistency Fruits, have a softer texture and get smushed and messed up easily
Personality Quotient: Humble, Tolerant, Amicable, can be loose at work but makes up for a high EQ, does very good as a motivator, they can be bad for leadership but not entirely if laws are placed and followed stringently and existence of them keeps the worker’s mental health in check.
Your Personality Fruits: Plums, Citrus fruits like orange and grapefruit, peach, and nectarines.
Sample answer for any one of the fruits
My personality fruit has to be Plums, I love plums as well. I am kind, honest, helping, generous, and always helpful to others’ needs. I am more giving to the extent to become Echoistic at times. I have always felt the need to help others as if that’s my duty and that’s why I feel I am a Plum. I can also cry at the drop of a hat but for all the right reasons. I have always known that about me that I excel in relating to people and their personal stories that they come packed with.
Semi-Soft Consistency Fruits, have a medium texture but can be more watery or dry
Personality Quotient: These people are the mix of both worlds but they resemble Jack of all trades and masters in none. This works for them as they are calculated, know their sense of self, do not let them shed their identity away, and also do not have a tough and draconian appeal through both action and speech. However, the fruits happen to have an extension towards the other for instance tougher characteristics will be visible more with a dry fruit like a banana but have a soft texture. A melon despite having permeable flesh with a tinge of hardness is dipped in sweet juicy water. This brings the two together hence it also embarks a funny sort of character grouping.
Your Personality Fruits: Bananas, Mangos, Strawberries
Sample answer for any one of the fruits (Funny Answer)
I am like a lanky old Banana, dry and rough but soft. You know the only fruit that can slant upright, other than that all fruits look horribly obese. I am the six-pack abs carrier of the fruit world.
What not to say in your answers?
Do not beat around the bush
Remember that you are asked this question for your analytical powers and to be conscious of your personality. Mention one fruit and do not mention general fruit groupings like citrus or berries. Mention one fruit pin pointedly and show your level of preparedness to tackle these questions. Mention why as per your character traits.
Choose fruit as per the persona you have weaved
You need to know not everyone is an apple or a peach. An apple is an apple because they have contextualities similar to that of an apple whether its taste, appearance, and consistency, and also texture.
Say the true word
These questions are asked outside the privy of important questions. You need not take them lightly as well. But be frank here but do not answer without containing any logic. Assert reasons properly and clearly, why you are this or that fruit?
Wild questions, eccentric and nonconventional ones as well feature a lot more in Interviews. The push to look for a well-crafted professional does not lie in knowing How good he is at the job? It matters how many extra skills he is able to provide as a gift to the company. Now establishments look for top-class candidates that have a reach in management, eccentricity and the ability to innovate ideas and passions.