I often wonder whether my short, concise answers are more appropriate than answers that are more long-winded and explanatory. Should I answer the question and explain why, or should I simply answer the question? I understand that every question is different, and I often provide very long answers with explanations, even as the short answers are pouring through the flood gates.
But as a general rule, when faced with the two options, which is considered more appropriate? There is definitely value in being concise, right?