Other than the technical questions specific to the job, What are the personality questions I can ask an individual regarding their life, that doesn’t stray too much into their personal life?
Questions can be spun off as you go. But I have few suggestions when you do an interview.
You can avoid yes/no questions and ask detailed questions that will give you more context.
For Example, instead of asking ‘have you worked on a certain tech?’ try asking, ’ You have mentioned that you are good at Python. Can you talk about the project you worked on using Python?’.
Segment your interviews and have different people interview.
Try having interviews outside the office to understand them in relaxed space.
Co-Work with them for a few days before hiring. Observe their behaviour when they work
I always go back to this particular Gist. It is one of the most valuable collection of interview questions I’ve ever seen.