I have an acquaintance who would appear very nice and agreeable to most people. The problem is that when asked a simple question, they can't give you a simple answer, nor one that even makes much sense. I may get an answer in the form of another question, a senseless non sequitur comment, a minimization, or avoidance of the issue. I have a feeling that, in life, this individual doesn't want to hurt people's feelings or can't face reality. I had a troublesome parent who did this. It was exasperating. It has to be passive-aggressive behavior. I don't know why they can't answer simple questions that have nothing personal, important, or provocative about them. It's bringing up bad memories that I've had with a few others who have done the same thing and I'm thinking of walking away from this acquaintance. Have you had to deal with this? What do you think?