Behavioral interview questions are based on the theory that past behavior is a strong predictor of future behavior. The interviewer asks specific questions seeking information about candidate’s skills, character, and performance based on examples of past behavior. By using these answers, the interviewer can rate the candidate based on past actions, not “gut feelings” or “intuition.”
For an interview, it is important to practice how you will respond to common interview questions as well as behavioral ones. The key in behavioral interviewing is to “paint a picture” of the reasons on why they should hire you without bringing in unessential details.