I'd like some input on how hiring managers would handle the situation described below. Should I have answered the interviewee's question or responded in a better way than I did?
In an interview last week for a professional position I asked the candidate to describe how he communicates with his current supervisor and to explain how he would do so if he were located in a different office from his supervisor. Rather than answer the question he said "I'm going to turn that question around and ask you what your preferred communication style is". I was more than a little put off by this, but kept my cool and told him that I wanted to hear about his methods rather than discuss mine. He proceeded to give a satisfactory answer after that.
I think I've heard Mark and Mike discuss that turning a question back to an interviewer is a technique that some are recommending now to allow the interviewee take control of the interview. It only served to annoy me and question whether I want to hire this individual. Am I being overly sensitive on this?