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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about One Another

Description of a get-to-know-you activity

James Neill
Last updated:
20 Jul 2004

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About One Another

  • A somewhat challenging and intimate get-to-know-you activity

  • Best for small groups e.g., 3 to 6

  • Involves fun, interesting, self-disclosure by sharing answers to some honest, quirky questions

  • Establish initial trust amongst group members before using this activity; could be incorporated with trust building activities

  • Allow plenty of time

  • Consider making the activity optional and/or allowing small groups to do the activity when and where they feel like it; this increases the sense of owning the experience and takes seriously the level of honesty and potential intimacy the activity can generate

  • Adapt and edit the questions to suit your particular group

Equipment: Copies of the 10 get-to-know questions

Time: ~30-60 minutes

Brief Description: This activity involves small groups sharing answers to 10 somewhat challenging and intimate questions, including responses to "hypothetical situations" e.g., what would you do if you had $1 million to spend in 24 hours.

Variations: A quicker, less intrusive version of this activity is People Bingo or the Signature Game.  People Bingo can be used earlier on in a program as an icebreaker.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about One Another

1.        If you were to choose a new name for yourself, what would it be?

2.       If you were given an extra $10 in change at Walmart, what would you do with it and why?

3.       What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt from your past relationships?

4.       What’s one of your worst habits?

5.       What was the best day of the past week for you - why?

6.       What are you wearing today which is most reflective of who you are?

7.       Choose a unique item from your wallet and explain why you carry it around.

8.       If you could change one thing about your physical appearance what would it be and why?

9.       Share one of your most embarrassing moments.

10.  If you were given a million dollars and 24 hours to spend it in, (no depositing it in the bank or investing it) what would you buy?