Another favourite of interviewers everywhere — and another addition to the list of killer questions: If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
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Edward Fleischman, chief executive officer of Execu Search tells Business Insider that the question comes up to assess how quickly and creatively a potential candidate can think on their feet.
As such, there's no "wrong" answer, although you'd have to be both brave and quick-thinking to come up with a good explanation for either "Sloth" or "Dung Beetle".
Equally, though, it would be wise to steer clear of more obvious aggressive answers such as "Lion", because while the explanation is easy, that's the point of the question. You're not displaying aggression, but your ability to think in a unique rather than clichéd way.
How would you answer the question?