Rule of 3 In Conversation

“Rule of 3 in conversation. To get to the real reason, ask a person to go deeper than what they just said. Then again, and once more. The third time’s answer is close to the truth.”
– Kevin Kelly

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. So it’s the 5 whys, but only 3 of them?

  2. this is called “laddering”

  3. Never works. I’ve tried. When you dig that deep they change the subject.

  4. Mostly I get confused people when I do this

  5. A similar theory is the “five why’s.” The idea being that when consider why something is important that you ask “why” five times—with each answer getting closer to the core of the purpose.