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Personal Development

Personal Development
By Jon Zajac

As someone who is passionate about personal development, I believe that incorporating related icebreaker questions into events can be a powerful tool for fostering growth and connection among participants. Personal Development-themed “This or That” questions are a fun and engaging way to help people explore their values, beliefs, and aspirations while also building rapport and community.

How to incorporate Personal Development themed This or That questions

To incorporate Personal Development-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to personal growth, self-care, mindfulness, productivity, and other relevant topics. You can find inspiration from reading books, articles, and blogs on personal development, attending workshops or conferences, or consulting with experts in the field.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and experiences about personal development to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a goal-setting workshop based on SMART goals or create a self-care station with resources and tools for stress relief and relaxation.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Personal Development-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the topic. Here are some ideas:

  • Values: Ask questions that help people identify their core values and beliefs (e.g., “What is more important to you: authenticity or acceptance?” or “Do you prioritize personal growth or financial success?”).

  • Goals: Ask questions that help people clarify their goals and aspirations (e.g., “Do you prefer setting short-term or long-term goals?” or “What is one thing you want to achieve in the next year?”).

  • Habits: Ask questions that help people reflect on their daily routines and habits (e.g., “Do you prefer morning or evening rituals?” or “What is one habit you would like to cultivate or break?”).

  • Mindfulness: Ask questions that help people cultivate awareness and presence (e.g., “Do you prefer mindful breathing or meditation?” or “How do you handle stress and anxiety in the moment?”).

  • Learning: Ask questions that help people explore their learning styles and preferences (e.g., “Do you prefer reading books or listening to podcasts?” or “What is one skill or topic you want to learn more about?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Personal Development-themed icebreaker activity, you can help participants connect with themselves and each other while also fostering a culture of growth and learning. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Personal Development themed This or That questions

  1. Reading self-help books or listening to podcasts?
  2. Meditation or exercise for stress relief?
  3. Goal setting or daily affirmations?
  4. Journaling or talking to a therapist?
  5. Learning a new skill or practicing an existing one?
  6. Positive thinking or realistic thinking?
  7. Gratitude journal or visualization?
  8. Saying no to others or saying yes to yourself?
  9. Spending money on experiences or material possessions?
  10. Listening to your gut or seeking advice from others?
  11. Forgiving or holding grudges?
  12. Working on weaknesses or building on strengths?
  13. Doing something you love or something that challenges you?
  14. Embracing change or staying in your comfort zone?
  15. Waking up early or staying up late to get work done?
  16. Setting deadlines or going with the flow?
  17. Doing it yourself or delegating tasks?
  18. Taking a break or pushing through fatigue?
  19. Following trends or creating your own style?
  20. Taking risks or playing it safe?
  21. Learning from failure or avoiding it at all costs?
  22. Asking for help or trying to do it all?
  23. Networking or working independently?
  24. Being proactive or reactive?
  25. Planning ahead or living in the moment?
  26. Focusing on the present or planning for the future?
  27. Taking action or waiting for the perfect moment?
  28. Letting go of control or micromanaging?
  29. Starting small or dreaming big?
  30. Listening to your emotions or using logic?
  31. Going with your instincts or analyzing the situation?
  32. Believing in yourself or seeking validation from others?
  33. Being persistent or knowing when to give up?
  34. Admitting when you’re wrong or defending your position?
  35. Taking responsibility for your actions or blaming others?
  36. Acting on feedback or disregarding it?
  37. Being open-minded or having a fixed mindset?
  38. Standing up for yourself or avoiding confrontation?
  39. Being assertive or being passive?
  40. Accepting compliments or deflecting them?
  41. Valuing experience or education?
  42. Scheduling breaks or powering through?
  43. Being humble or being confident?
  44. Taking time for yourself or always being available to others?
  45. Sticking to a routine or being spontaneous?
  46. Setting priorities or letting things just happen?
  47. Being genuine or being diplomatic?
  48. Being presentable or being comfortable?
  49. Living with a purpose or going with the flow?
  50. Having a plan or being adaptable?
  51. Being self-sufficient or relying on others?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.