For example, some people who ask things like:
how do I deal with colleagues not behaving as I want them to
But after a closer look it becomes obvious that the person asking is the problem (e.g. by looking at their question history, where they collide with every boss and colleague over years under different circumstances).
Usually I am tempted to (and sometimes I do) write:
reflect on your own behavior
Which I believe is the factually correct answer, but it is not an answer to the question being asked.
So what should one do? Options:
- answer with an honest answer
- answer with a literal answer (and no sarcasm)
- answer with a literal answer (and some sarcasm)
- do nothing and hope the question gets closed
- comment on the question