One person approaches a situation with the mindset of, “How can I make this work?”
Another type seems to approach each circumstance with the mindset of, “What are all the reasons this wouldn’t work?”
Both people will be forced to deal with reality. Still, the first person will only have to solve problems that occur, while the second person will often avoid taking action entirely because of the potential problems they have dreamt up before starting.
Behavioral questions focus on your past behavior and performance. Companies like to ask these because they reveal quite a bit about you and help predict job performance (at least in theory.)
In many cases, behavioral interview questions begin with interviewers asking to “tell us about a time…” or “give me an example of….” Interviewers are looking to deduce your skillset, how you may perform as an employee, your personal and professional interests, and how well you “fit in” with their workplace culture.
More importantly, they also clue your interviewer into how you think.