We're writing a survey and one of the questions asks the user to select an option "which they most identify with." This question is basically asking the user to select which of our personas they most align with.
My thinking is this is a waste of a question and also maybe even a bit inappropriate as it seeks to validate our assumption, as opposed to learning more about the users (possibly adding to our personas or invalidating one or more.)
I want to check my own instinct and understanding. Have you ever written a survey with that question? What value did it add?