Question #3: What do people thank you for?
This one was exceedingly difficult. I am generally rather unobservant when it comes to myself, and so at first blush I couldn't think of a darn thing in answer to this question. I'm sure it's happened, but I don't seem to have remembered any instances of it.
After chatting with a few people and doing some deep introspection, I came up with this marginally satisfactory assortment of items:
- listening/discussing life issues
- emotional support
- hospitality (throwing parties, having people over, etc.)
- helping work through problems
- being a sounding board/devil's advocate
Most of these items seem to pertain to conversations. There is likely to be some serious sample bias base simply on what I was thinking about today and the interactions I've had in the past short while. However, it's still an interesting result, and hopefully will yield further insights down the line.