How would you describe the condition under which someone answers questions without letting his mood affect his choice of answering? I want him to answer the questionnaire without mood bias.

Please let me know if the following are viable examples, and how would you describe it:

  1. Please answer the questions with bias-free mood.
  2. Please answer the questions with free of mood influence/bias.
  3. Please answers the questions with a state devoid of mood influence/bias

Objectively means bias-free, and rationally would be good single word that means emotion- or mood-free, without suggesting that they may have a problem containing their emotions/moods.

Please answer the questions objectively and rationally.


Please answer the questions impartially.

impartial meaning

favoring no one side or party more than another; without prejudice or bias; fair; just fair

  • Can you give more of an explanation? Mar 6 '16 at 3:39
  • This is a good one - "impartial" is used to describe how e.g. jurors should behave at a trial ("impartial jury") meaning only consider the facts of the evidence and testimony.
    – LawrenceC
    Mar 6 '16 at 12:47

Please answer the questions dispassionately.

From the adjective dispassionate, which directly refers to mood:

Not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial:
‘she dealt with life’s disasters in a calm, dispassionate way’

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