Are the interviewers cool? Are they Friendly? Are they Welcoming?
The answers for all the questions are “unfortunately” a big YES. And hence, you are in danger!
We already step inside the interview hall with a preoccupied mind thinking that interview is a daunting task and the interviewer is an interrogating machine. When the situation is quite opposite in the interview hall, you take a sigh of relief. You are a very relieved person. So relieved that instead of giving smart replies you stat giving superfluously honest replies. Let me show you a real conversation between an interviewer and my friend (interviewee) to illustrate what this means.
Interviewer: Hi, buddy!
Candidate: Hi, sirrr!
Interviewer: what's your passion?
Candidate: Bike riding :) :)
Interviewer: Wow! I love bike riding. Give me a high five.
Candidate: :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :), high five.
Interviewer: Ever met with an accident?
Candidate: Yeah, a very bad one. It went till an F.I.R.
Interview: We will call you soon.
We tend to get superfluously honest in an interview when an interviewer creates a warm and welcoming zone. You don't have to highlight or disclose any of your weaknesses, foibles, or past gone bad experiences in the interview. Yes! Honesty is the best policy but being superfluously honest can cost you your interview. You need to know your lines and what these lines exactly convey about you and your personality. Despite the interviewer being cordial and Welcoming, you need know to what extent you can show your honesty. By this, you will be a matured and a balanced person.