Behavioral Questions


Behavioral or Situational questions are used to analyze how you behaved in various scenarios in the past to predict your behavior in similar scenarios in the future. Behavioral questions are of a probing nature and are generally asked in interviews where the job needs skills and experience in the following areas −

  • Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Goal-setting
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Taking initiatives
  • Planning
  • Technology
  • Persuasion
  • Adaptability
  • Organizing
  • Coordinating

Sample Behavioral Questions

Here is a list of a few sample behavioral questions that you might have to answer in an interview −

  • Describe a situation where you had to handle pressure or tight deadlines.
  • Describe a situation where you had to think on your feet faced with a difficult situation.
  • Describe a situation where you persuaded a person to do something he wasn’t willing to.
  • Describe a situation where you adapted to a variety of situations and environments.
  • Describe a situation where you had to convince someone to see things your way.
  • Describe a time in job when you faced problems that tested your coping skills.
  • Describe a time where you went above and beyond the call of duty to get a job done.