As reported by CNBC, psychologists tend to agree that a simple "tell me about yourself" is the best icebreaker there is. Yet, the way the person chooses to answer the question can be as interesting as the answer itself, especially if it's asked in specific situations or contexts. Why can such a simple question be so hard to answer? Here are a few scenarios where you're likely to be asked this question and some recommendations for ways to answer it. As you ease in, you're likely to meet a lot of people and be expected to answer some variation on the "tell me about yourself" question numerous times.