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Questions that will identify originals:

  1. How would you improve our interview process
  2. Tell me about the last time that you encountered a rule in an organization that you thought made no sense. What was the rule? What did you do and what was the result?
  3. Why shouldn't I hire you?
  4. It’s your first few months on the job. What questions would you first ask and to whom

An original would not just point out what's wrong, he would take actions to make it right.

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