- Most people familiar with SF tend to have some good experiences with it which is likely to make them lenient.
- SF'ers will probably use it themselves (self-coaching). When when helping such people, it may even be so that they will help formulate the questions.
- When they say something like: "Oh I know that question, that is the scaling question", It is probably wise to respond something like: "Ah, you know that one! Do you think it will be useful to try that question?" If they agree, go ahead, if not, figure out together what may be more useful.
Stanus Cloethe, a solution-focused coach from South Africa, when reading this reply, added the following: "Even I experience something different when somebody else takes me through the SF process - it helps to find a different perspective."