Why would you see it as rude, or indeed ridiculous? The interviewer is asking the candidate to describe how he sees him- for instance, he might say that he is vigorous, well-spoken, very intelligent, committed to hard work, ready to listen to advice, enjoys dancing and socialising, loves football, likes to watch it on TV, wants to become a senior manager in two years.
It can be very revealing to hear what a candidate sees as their strengths. A skilled interviewer will be able to interpret what is said and analyse the person's real abilities.
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