How to respond to the interview question, ‘Can you tell me about a time you failed?’

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The failure question is rather perplexing.

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As sole owners, contractors, or freelance – we should also be prepared to answer this question.  When I ask it (and I do) – I am immediately put off if someone goes "hypothetical" on me…but then I don’t like hypothetical answers to ANY of my interview questions. I’d rather hear straight out, that the person has no experience in X or Y than to hear them go on about how they WOULD handle it if it ever came up.  

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