Interviewers are not asking these questions because they want you to overshare, says career coach and author Roy Cohen. They ask them as a way make sure you will act appropriately in a stressful situation.
"So, if you are interviewing to be a sales person in a retail store, think about what would be most desirable in a candidate and what genuinely qualifies you for this job but not necessarily other kinds of jobs," he advises.
Here is a possible response: "I get bored easily and need to be moving around. Talking to people, listening to them, arranging stuff, and just being busy. If I had to sit behind a desk all day, that would be the worst possible role for me."
"This is a great response because every retail manager needs employees who will proactively chat with customers, arrange and rearrange the merchandise, and find ways to keep busy," Cohen said. "But if you are interviewing to be an accountant, or any job that involves sitting in one place for an extended period of time, it would clearly eliminate you as a candidate."