Icebreakers for introverts

What icebreaker games and questions work best for introverts?

Worried about how an introvert can break the ice with their teammates? While introverts tend to be quiet and reserved, that doesn't mean they don't want to socialize. It means they need help when conversing and getting comfortable around new people.

That's why we'll share with you games and questions that work best for breaking the ice with them. You'll learn how much more there is than "small talk" when getting along with introverts once you try them!

Why do introverts hate icebreakers? 

Before we begin, let’s talk about why introverts hate icebreakers. Introverts feel uncomfortable when there are many people around. That's because they'd rather have deep and meaningful conversations in a one-on-one setting. So, when they're forced into an icebreaker, it makes them feel nervous. That’s why group activities can be incredibly draining for them.

Accordingly, it's essential for the icebreaker master to keep introverts comfortable! Let them get involved in making conversation but not feel forced into being chatty. And that’s where the icebreaking games and questions for introverts come in.

10 Icebreaking games for introverts

1. Two truths and a lie

This one is a great way to get introverts talking about themselves. It requires them to tell you something personal! They'll either go with the truth, leading you to get to know them, or tell you two truthful things and one that isn't. Then, it's your job to figure out which is the lie.

2. Inflatable beach ball questions

In this game, everyone first sits in a circle. Then, you start by bouncing an inflatable beach ball with a question written on it. Whoever catches the ball when it comes their way has to answer the question. Then, they'll throw the ball to someone else, who will, in turn, bounce it to someone else when they're ready.

3. Boss of the world

This one's simple: everyone closes their eyes and imagines they're the boss of the world. Then, someone starts asking them questions like: "Boss of the world, what do you do first thing in the morning?" or "Boss of the world, if you could change one rule/law/regulation today, what would it be and why?" 


Things in common

Here, you present your team with questions and they discover what they have in common. Some examples are: "How old are you?", "What kind of music do you like?", "Where are you from?", "What is your favorite color?" and more.

5. Matching task

With a matching task, everyone holds onto a pen/pencil and scrap paper. They're then asked to answer a question on the sheet in 10 seconds and stick it on a wall. Everyone is then tasked with matching the answers to the question to the person who gave that answer.

6. Name game

This one is a classic icebreaker game that works really well for introverts! Go around in a circle and have each person say:

  • Their name
  • The thing they like most about themselves
  • The thing they dislike most about themselves

What makes it great for introverts is that it really gets them to open up without feeling any pressure.

7. Table topics

Table topics can be short, one-sentence discussions about a topic (e. g., "if you could go back in time, what would you do?"). They could also be longer questions like: "What is your favorite meal of the day and why?" or "What is your earliest childhood memory?"

8.  Last letter guessing

With this game, someone starts by saying a word that represents nature (e.g., "sun", "mountain", "river"). The next person has to say a word that starts with the last letter of the previous word, and so on. Keep going until someone can't think of another one!

9. The positivity game

This one helps introverts, especially shy and socially anxious ones, to get comfortable. To play it, tape a sheet of paper on everyone's back.

Then, each person writes something positive about the person whose back they're facing. After that, let them stick it to the person's back.

You'll be surprised by how well this game works since everyone will end up getting to know each other pretty well. Plus, everyone feels good and confident after playing this game!


Bad Stock images caption contest

This game is great for getting introverts to open up, making it an excellent icebreaker. To play it, make a slideshow of some bad stock images. Each person has to come up with their own caption for each image and then vote on the best ones.

10 Icebreaking questions for introverts 

And now for the questions!

  • Do you lean toward cats or dogs?
  • Do you prefer to get up early or stay up late?
  • What did you want to be when you were a kid?
  • Do you prefer working from home or working in an office?
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • Winter or summer?
  • Which superhero would you want to be if you had the ability?
  • What would you choose if you had a chance to master any superpower and why?
  • What skill would you want to be able to master instantly?
  • Tell us five things you keep in your bag on a regular basis!

These are just examples of icebreaker questions, but feel free to choose other ones or even make up your own! The idea is just to ask questions that get people talking comfortably.

Give these games & questions a try!

Now that you know what games and questions work best for introverts, give it a shot! Possibly at your next team-building event or work retreat? The more you try, the better you'll get at creating an instant rapport with even the quietest of teammates! And remember, Surf Office is here to help you plan the perfect gathering!

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I Hate Team Building - Icebreaker Games for Introverts and Sceptics

Some people are always up for a bit of fun, whilst others approach “team building exercises” with dread.  They find the forced participation, requirement to “share” or general rowdiness just horrible.

In fact, a recent thread for suggestions for icebreakers included comments like “kill me now”“just don’t do any”, “there’s a special place in hell for people that think these are a good idea” and “I just point blank refuse to do anything like this”.

As a team building professional, these comments are like a stab to the heart.  Whilst I acknowledge that some people despise team activities, if you can overcome this resistance investing time in building rapport pays off ten fold.   However, as leaders, let’s be considerate and identify some activities that are not objectionable to introverts and sceptics.


Well chosen icebreakers and games accelerate your efforts to build a positive culture by stimulating cooperation, participation and comfort within the group.   Plus they can be a lot of fun.

So, why take time out from a heavy agenda for some “game time”?

  • Create a positive mood.
  • Help a new group get to know one another.
  • Help new team members to integrate.
  • Help people feel comfortable together.
  • Encourage trust and cooperation.
  • Encourage people to break out of their cliques and include others.
  • Develop team member’s social skills.
  • Level hierarchy and build rapport between leaders and team members
  • Create a safe environment for learning and participation.

Veering from a dry agenda can yield an impressive list of benefits, but how will you protect your introverts and surprise your sceptics?


How to Make Team Building Better for Introverts


These suggestions are extracted from my longer post that delves into how leaders can harness the full potential of their introverts in a team environment.  (I talk about how to build a culture that is “introvert considerate” of AND empowers them to overcome their social unease and participate to full capacity).

Facilitator’s Tip:  Don’t make a lot of fanfare about commencing “the team building activity.”    Ease into it naturally and conversationally.


5 aspects of team building games create unease in some introverts and need to be managed with a light touch;  noise and chaos, feeling forced to reveal personal information, being put on the spot, physical touching and dealing with the energy of a large group of people. Let’s consider an approach to manage each of these:

1. With their lower threshhold for stimulation, some of your introverts will not enjoy rowdy, chaotic activities.  To manage this, balance your program and build up to games that are more exuberant.  Don’t force this kind of energy on a “cold” room.


2. Many people do not like being asked to reveal information about their personal lives to their work mates.  Whilst one person can regale the room with their story of a recent heartbreak or bereavement, many more prefer to keep a strong boundary around their personal lives with workmates.  When you choose a introduction game below, consider giving permission to keep people on safe ground.  (Note the facilitator’s tip below)


3. Following on from this point is Also allow for planning – and know you are planning a simple introduction style icebreaker perhaps warn them ahead of time so they can plan  their response


4.  Some introverts won’t like tasks where people touch each other.    I have found that with a warmed up group, holding or touching hands for short periods is ok, but some people resist touching beyond that. Take great care planning breaks like group massages, being in close personal space or games where more than hands need to touch.


5.  Large groups are overwhelming for introverts but smaller groups are OK, so split a large group into sub groups, and encourage those small groups to build rapport and relationships, rather than expecting a large group to connect.


Facilitator’s Tip:   Don’t force participation.  Be calm and positive, always invite – never force – anyone who seems reserved to take on a role in the spotlight. (You will no doubt have noticed the loud mouth, who is up for being the centre of attention straight away.)  Routinely offer praise and reward for anyone who steps forward as that is a social risk (especially in the early stages).


How to Deal with Sceptics


Facilitator’s Tip:   After 12 years in the team building space my best advice is not to tackle sceptics head on.   At Team Bonding we let them be and focus our attention on the enthusiastic participants.   We have tactics to reward people who are highly engaged and encourage them to model this for the other people.  The one instruction is that the whole team be involved in completing tasks, which allows teams to organise themselves.  If people choose to be obstructive it does get noticed and they’ll often self correct.    It helps a lot when you have tried and tested all your events and eliminated anything that people find “lame” or too silly :-).

Congratulations, once you’ve considered the needs of ALL your teammates in your choice of activity you will get a better result.


Introduction Phase / Icebreakers  for Small Seated Groups


These are suitable for groups who need to rapidly build rapport because they have a team deliverable.

Facilitator’s Tip:  You always go first to model for the group two things;
>>  the length of time you expect each person to speak
>>  the vulnerability or intensity of the comment (early stages is not the time to encourage vulnerable sharing).


1.  Ask a question of each participant which yields a simple, short story:

Tell everyone something about yourself that not many people here would know.  Tell everyone the best thing that happened to you this week.  A twist on this is  what is your “secret skill” or what super power would you choose to have?   (Kind of like this idea but not sure?  See a variation below)


2.  Ask people to bring an item along (good for those who like notice) or source and item from their desk, wallet, handbag etc.  You can tie the direction into the goals of the workshop or meeting.

Bring an item that represents motivation to you. Bring an item that represents inspiration for you.   Bring an item that represents creative thinking for you.  Bring an item that represents problem solving for you.   


3.  Gamify the Introduction


Game 1:  Two Truths and One Lie (variation).  

2 truths and 1 lie is a popular game, but it has a couple of drawbacks for individuals, as some people feel put on the spot and it can take a long time.   An variation which overcomes both issues is to put people into groups of 3 and give the trio 5 minutes to come up with their two truths and one lie.   When ready, go trio by trio with each person calmly stating either their truth or lie. The rest of the group has to figure out who is telling the truth and who is lying.  (Depending on time, you can allow each person to be asked one additional question by the other teams).  This is great for the original trio to laugh and bond whilst deciding on their truth and lies.  You will need to allow 20+ minutes for this game, but it can be a lot of fun.


Game 2:  Boss of the World

Give each person a card to write on and 3 minutes.  You are boss of the world today and get to make one law for perpetuity, what do you decide?   Everyone to read theirs out.


Game 3:   Matching Task / Team Quiz

If you have a little bit of time to prepare do a matching task / quiz. You can do one question or use a few questions in and out of the breaks.   You will just have to send them out in advance and put in a bit of prep.  You can make a quick slide with the answers or you can stick sheets of paper stuck to the wall.  Then ask everyone to match answers with team members.    Questions are endless, here are some ideas:

What animal would you be?
What super power would you choose?

What is your secret skill or party trick

Your best ever brush with fame

What is the first TV show you got hooked on?

What song would you play to get everyone on the dance floor?

Next level:  You could play excerpts of the songs or make a slide show the TV shows.  You could even make a playlist of the songs to play during breaks!

Game 4: Inflatable beach ball questions

Using a permanent marker, write very simple questions ball on an inflatable beach ball and throw it round a circle, answering fast questions.

Favourite place 

Best pet 

Worst job 

Best band

Star sign
First car
Favourite food

Middle name
Best podcast
Number of siblings

Best comedian


Not a Game, An Injection of Motivation:

A very different approach, for teams who’ve worked together for some time and perhaps have external (not internal) obstacles, try the Positivity Game.

Tape a sheet of paper to everyone’s back give everyone post it notes.  Ask everyone to write a positive word or phrase for every team mate and stick it onto their back.   You will be amazed at the intensity of the comments, it is marvellous to build confidence and a sense of belonging in the team, many teams (even sceptics) find this the most rewarding team exercise ever.




Energizer Games to break up an Agenda and Promote Teamwork – Smaller, seated groups

Game 1:  Australia:
(Super quick energizer) Give everyone a piece of paper and ask them to quickly tear a map of Australia,  then vote on whose is best


Game 2:  Things in Common:

Pose a series of questions where everybody has to find an answer in common (need to be transferred to a sheet of paper).

Here are some suggestions, please add your own:

A movie you’ve all liked in the past five years

A world leader you all admire

A band he would all pay to see

A modern luxury we could all live without (or not live without)

A dead musician you all miss

Something we would all buy if we won $1 million (or a charity we would all support if we won $1 million)

A TV show we are embarrassed to admit that we have watched


Game 3:  Marshmallow Spaghetti Tower Challenge

A simple team building exercise that is enjoyable but has implications for innovation, design thinking, inclusiveness, leadership process, agility and other valuable attributes.    I have a separate post on this one here:

And here is an excellent You Tube video about the exercise.


Game 4:  Bad Stock Images Caption Contest:

This is a purely fun and creative game.  You goal is to find 3-4 bad stock images, download and paste them onto a sheet of paper and hand out.   Ask them to caption the ridiculous images, collect and then read some out (energizing and fun).    There is a Facebook group for bad stock images with some hilarious ones you can download.


Game 5:  Minute to Win It Games:

If you have some space in the room, Minute to Win It games are generally popular, choose those with easy props that you can test beforehand.  (we use several of the cup games in our events)

Top 10 Games are Here:

Knocking over bottles with a tennis ball in panty hose on your head (quite hilarious).


Games to break up an Agenda and Foster teamwork – Larger groups

Game 1: Human Bingo

A 4 x 5 or 5 x 5 grid filled with interesting attributes:

Examples of interesting things to put in the grid

loves ice hockey
has two or more pets
is a twin
is left handed
is a youngest child
has been more than 10 years at the company
has a masters degree
loves heavy metal

There are many more examples on this separate post I created, let this inspire you to a fun bingo grid!!!


Game 2: Evolution using Rocks Paper Scissors

A simple, quick and fun energiser is Evolution.   Starting as “eggs” only 50% of people advance the the next level by winning a round of rocks, raper, scissors.  This game can be played outdoors or in a large cleared space.   If indoors, tape off the sections with masking tape.

Here is a PDF of some instructions for this easy, fun game.


Game 3 – Would You Rather …..

Another fun, energising game.  Ask a simple question and have people run (or scamper) either north or south, east or west in a cleared space.  It’s all about making quick decisions.

Use simple questions that should be hard to decide

Chocolate or Cheese?

Elvis or the Beatles?

Harry Potter or Game of Thrones

Spring or autumn?
Coffee or Alcohol?

Live on a spaceship or live on a submarine?

Meet your great great grandparents or great great grandchildren?
Back to life; Princess Diana or Prince?

Scrunch or fold toilet paper?

Dancing or watching?

Who would win in a fight shark or crocodile?

Windows seat or aisle seat?

Beach or mountains?


Game 4:   All That We Share

This one is “deeper” and could work well for a session about mission. Based on a groundbreaking experiment run in Denmark to build a more cohesive society, this can be used as inspiration for your own activity.  Watch the  All that We Share YouTube clip first


The format is so arresting, it could easily be adapted to suit a large group and a work culture.  You would need to think carefully about the questions,  start with light questions so you don’t intrude on people’s personal lives, but build into passion, purpose and values.  You could use potentially common life experiences, starting with positive life experiences like travel, study, learning music, playing sport etc and move into some with depth (that aren’t overly stigmatised) such as having aging parents, losing a beloved pet, having to move away from friends, struggling with an illness or injury.

(It is meant to be profound and there is an element of courage required, but I would counsel against getting political and steer clear of some of the very personal examples in this video, such as those relating to sexuality, sexual relationships, mental health or pregnancy.   That said, this is potentially very powerful for building empathy in your team and recognising the common humanity of everyone).

Here is another example of All That We Share (for a School)

Here is another example (note they often start with “Class Clown” as that is the person most equipped to step forward).


I’ve enjoyed sharing some ideas on creating inclusive, enjoyable team building games, let me know how you go.

15 places in St. Petersburg for convinced introverts

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The best concerts, exhibitions and performances according to the editors of KudaGo.


Hermitage (Winter Palace, Main Museum Complex) 0+

Ideal for singles: you can leisurely look at paintings and other works of art without being distracted by socializing, or simply wander around the luxurious halls. On the first Thursday of each month, the museum is free to enter.

pl. Palace, 2


Coffee house "Coffee in the kitchen"

A suitable place to be alone, listening to someone play the piano and looking at the Fontanka. In the menu you will find fresh pastries, ice cream, milkshakes, and in the cold season you can warm yourself with fragrant non-alcoholic mulled wine.

set Fontanka River, 17
Library named after Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol 0+

Fashion Gogol

If you work remotely, you can change your home environment to a cozy co-working space — you can work in the Gogol Library for free. Sitting with a book here is also very pleasant, and various cultural events are often held in the evenings.

Ave. Sredneokhtinsky, 8
Hairdresser "Buklya"

This retro hairdressing salon will help you with your hair and give you tea, manicures and styling for girls, discounts for boys on Mondays. A convenient location allows you to combine beauty treatments with a walk around the center of St. Petersburg.

st. Lomonosov, 26 (Five corners) st. Gorokhovaya, 32 st. Italianskaya, 37
Embankments of the Neva

Thinking about something of your own, slowly walking along the Neva and breathing the river air - we all need this from time to time. And if the weather allows, you can take a ride on a boat or just sit on the embankment with a cup of coffee or tea bought in one of the many cafes.

Museum-monument "St. Isaac's Cathedral" 0+

St. Isaac's Cathedral is not only a museum, but also one of the best viewing platforms in St. Petersburg. On a warm evening before sunset, you can climb the colonnade and look at the city, which is visible from here in full view. Sacred music evenings and other concerts are held here periodically.

Isaakievskaya sq. , 4
"Loft Project Floors" 0+

One of the pioneers of loft design offers a full range of experiences and will definitely not let you get bored! Exhibitions, shops, rooftops, cafes and bars, film screenings and theatrical performances - it's always interesting in the "Etazhy". Recently, the exposition in the "Etazhy" begins right from the entrance - the Gate 74 gallery operates on the gates of the loft.

Ligovskiy Ave. , 74
Cinema Center "Dom Kino"

This temple of the “most important of the arts” is most liked by true connoisseurs of cinema. After all, thoughtful author's films that make up the repertoire of the cinema are better to watch alone. In addition, it is not customary here to eat popcorn and loudly discuss what is happening on the screen - why not a paradise for an introvert-cinephile?

Karavannaya St., 12
Theater of Generations

The only theater-loft in St. Petersburg with more than 25 years of history

A real creative laboratory of experimenters and professionals in their field. There is no stage in this theater, the audience becomes part of the performance. So here you can be alone, but together with everyone, and also feel like a little hypocrite.

st. Lakhtinskaya, 25A
The icebreaker "Krasin" 0+

Have you been fascinated by sea romance and stories of great travelers since childhood? Be sure to go to the icebreaker "Krasin" and plunge into the atmosphere of the life of seafarers. The icebreaker has several permanent exhibitions where you can see unique navigational instruments and photo archives.

set Lieutenant Schmidt, 23rd line V.O.
Botanical Garden of Peter the Great

Would you like to enjoy peace and quiet surrounded by beautiful plants? Take a look at the botanical garden of Peter the Great. In the warm season it is nice to walk through the park, in the cold - to wander among the exotic plants in the greenhouse.

st. Professor Popova, 2
Bookstore "Subscription Editions"

Return of book traditions

The Subscription Editions bookstore sells rare stationery, art, photography and design books, as well as coffee and if you want to discuss new books with friendly salespeople. On the second floor of the store there are places for reading, and literary meetings and presentations are often held here.

Liteiny Ave., 57

highly recommended

Jazz Bar The Hat 18+

The Hat jazz bar is always very crowded, noisy and fun. Here you can dance to incendiary jazz jams and drink a cocktail prepared according to the original recipe. If you, like a real introvert, do not strive to merge with the dancing crowd, but prefer to listen to jazz while sitting at a table, it is better to book a place in advance.

st. Belinsky, 9
Petersburg planetarium 0+

Fascinated by space? Be sure to visit the Planetarium. Here you can look at the stars for a long time, see the Sun, which is rare in St. Petersburg, go on a space trip or visit the laboratory of entertaining experiments. There is an interesting offer for introverts in love - you can organize a romantic date in the Planetarium.

Aleksandrovsky park, 4
Buddhist temple

If you are interested in the philosophy of the East, you will be welcome in the only Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. Here you can listen to monks' prayers, visit an astrologer and a specialist in Tibetan medicine, buy incense and books on Buddhism. And after visiting the temple, you can walk along Yelagin Island.

Primorsky Ave. , 91
Jazz at the Museum of Soviet Slot Machines 6+

Love jazz and want to enjoy music in the company of the same connoisseurs? The organizers of live jazz evenings adhere to the rule “The main thing is the atmosphere”, so the atmosphere here is very sincere. The bands masterly improvise to the delight of the audience.

5 November 21:00

Museum of Soviet slot machines

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The best way to break the ice is humor. These questions will generate laughter and create a relaxed atmosphere.

  1. What fashion trend do you like, what is embarrassing now?
  2. What is the worst gift you have ever received?
  3. What was your worst haircut?
  4. If you were committed to a psychiatric hospital by mistake, how would you convince the staff that you were actually sane?
  5. If you were held at gunpoint and told that if you didn't impress them with your dance moves you would be killed, what dance moves would you knock out?
  6. If you were an animal, what would you like to be and why?
  7. What word(s) did you misuse or mispronounce when you were a child?
  8. What's the most original pickup line you can think of?
  9. What was the worst moment you have ever laughed at?
  10. What is the most useless fact you know?
  11. What is the most important item in every grocery store for you?
  12. If you had your own talk show, what would it be called?
  13. How useful would you be in a zombie apocalypse?
  14. What topic could you give a 15-minute presentation on without any preparation?
  15. If the universe is just a simulation, what update does it need?
  16. If you had to sing karaoke, what song would you choose?
  17. If animals could talk, what would be the rudest thing?
  18. What was the last thing you did for the first time?
  19. What would you say to your president if you happened to run into him?
  20. What was the most naughty thing you ever did as a teenager?
  21. What is the most awkward thing you have done?
  22. Do you think there is life in space?
  23. Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person?
  24. What are your prejudices in life?
  25. If you had a pet parrot, what would you teach it to say?
  26. If you had to become an inanimate object for a year, what object would you be and why?
  27. Have you ever been thrown out of a public place?

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Good questions about the icebreaker 🤩

These questions are useful not only to ask friends, but also on first dates. They are personal, but not too intimate. You will definitely learn interesting things about each other.

  1. If you were going to die but were allowed to listen to one song, what would it be and why?
  2. If you offered me $50 toilet paper, what would you do?
  3. What was the best day of your life and why?
  4. Do you laugh when a bottle of ketchup "farts"?
  5. What's the weirdest compliment you've ever received?
  6. If you had an unlimited supply of something for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  7. What does your ideal breakfast look like?
  8. Do you believe in conspiracy theories?
  9. What do you hate?
  10. What do you like and dislike most about technology?
  11. Which movie or series can be watched over and over again?
  12. What is your favorite scent and why?
  13. Which apps do you use the most?
  14. What do you do better than most people?
  15. What is your earliest childhood memory?
  16. What are you really bad at?
  17. If you were to write your autobiography, what would be the title?
  18. What do you think the world will be like in 100 years?
  19. How would you change your life if the average life expectancy was 200 years?
  20. What is happiness for you?
  21. What is the most underestimated thing in life?
  22. What was the worst date you have ever been on?
  23. What do you think is disgusting?
  24. What is the bravest thing you have ever done?
  25. What is the wisest quote you have ever heard or read?
  26. What would you do while raising a child differently than your parents?
  27. What is the worst response to "I love you"?
  28. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
  29. What is the most incredible coincidence that has ever happened to you?

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Ask Your Questions 👋

If you're like me, meeting new people can be quite stressful. Sometimes you just don't know how to carry on a conversation. These questions lead to engaging discussions and help you meet new people.

  1. What are your biggest regrets when you are young?
  2. In three words, how would you describe your personality?
  3. What is your guilty pleasure?
  4. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
  5. What was the worst job you had?
  6. Are you a cat or dog lover?
  7. What is your favorite place out of all the places you have visited?
  8. Do you have a wish list, what's in it?
  9. If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?
  10. Who is the most interesting person you have ever met and why?
  11. What was the last thing that worried you?
  12. Do you believe in a "five-year plan?""?
  13. What is more important to you: family or friends?
  14. If you won $10 million, what would you do with the money?
  15. What would you say to yourself at 16?
  16. If you could experience one moment in your life, what would it be?
  17. Do you press the snooze button or wake up immediately?
  18. What is your most controversial opinion?
  19. What is your irrational fear?
  20. What will you never do again?
  21. How many birds does it take to kill a man?
  22. How would you answer the question “What happened?”
  23. What language would you like to speak?
  24. What was the strangest conversation you have ever had?
  25. What is the worst movie you have ever seen?
  26. What celebrity would you like to be in an elevator with? taken and why?0010

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  1. Who is your hero?
  2. What does a perfect weekend look like for you?
  3. Do you prefer watching movies or reading books?
  4. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  5. What is your most unshakable faith?
  6. Do you think money can make you happy?
  7. What kind of music do you like?
  8. What do you hate?
  9. What would you like to change in the world?
  10. What kind of sport do you like best and why?
  11. What are your goals in life?
  12. What do you want to change in your life?
  13. What personality trait do you hate?
  14. What did you want to be as a child?
  15. What makes you happy?
  16. How to relax in stressful times?
  17. What was the lowest point in your life?
  18. How do you envision the world in 2050?
  19. What is the best lie you ever told as a child?
  20. What do you miss in your childhood?
  21. What do you think is the most useless animal?
  22. What series did you watch as a child?
  23. Have you ever been in love?
  24. Which actor/actress will play you in a film about your life?
  25. What can you talk about all day long?
  26. In which film universe would you most like to live?
  27. What will people be nostalgic about in 40 years?
  28. What are the top three things you want to achieve in your life?
  29. If you were a mad scientist, what scientific experiment would you do if money and ethics weren't an issue?

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Icebreaker questions What would you choose? 🤔

Here are some of the best “What would you choose?” questions to ask your friends, family and others.

  1. Would you rather have your first job for the rest of your life or have 10 children?
  2. Would you rather be dumb and happy or smart and depressed?
  3. Would you rather have arms that never stop growing or legs that never stop growing?
  4. Would you rather stop climate change or end all wars on Earth?
  5. Would you rather be insane and know you're insane, or be insane and believe you're sane?
  6. Would you rather travel 100 years into the future or 100 years into the past?
  7. Would you rather stay overnight in a room with 50 spiders or 50 mosquitoes?
  8. Would you rather never eat anything sweet or would you never be able to eat anything salty?
  9. Would you rather give up all social media for the rest of your life or never watch Netflix again?
  10. Would you rather be stuck on an island alone for the rest of your life or stuck on an island with annoying people?
  11. Would you rather speak all human languages ​​or speak with animals?
  12. Would you rather fly or be invisible?
  13. Would you rather lose your phone once a month for the rest of your life or lose your keys once a month for the rest of your life?
  14. Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button in your life?
  15. Would you rather give up showering for a month or give up the Internet for a month?
  16. Would you rather have a head the size of a watermelon or a head the size of a tennis ball?
  17. Would you rather be able to talk to flying animals, land animals or underwater animals?
  18. Would you rather start each sentence with "According to my calculations" or end each sentence with "Dot"?
  19. Would you rather always rap instead of talking, or always sing instead of talking? Would you rather you always have an itchy spot that you can't scratch, or do you always feel like sneezing?0010
  20. Would you rather be woken up by your favorite song or an alarm clock?
  21. Would you prefer coffee or tea?
  22. Would you rather teleport or fly?
  23. Would you rather fight 50 cat-sized humans or one human-sized cat?
  24. Would you rather live without heating or without air conditioning?
  25. Would you rather give up your smartphone or computer/laptop?
  26. Would you rather your parents or siblings choose the next boyfriend/girlfriend?
  27. Would you rather have a pet parrot or a squirrel?
  28. Would you rather kill one innocent person or five people who have committed petty crimes?
  29. Would you rather have runaway gas at work for the rest of your life or runaway gas on every first date for the rest of your life?

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If you could … Icebreaker questions 🧐

What if…? Do you like to philosophize about the world? How do these hypothetical questions fit you?

  1. If you were a professional wrestler, what would be your opening theme song?
  2. If the zombie apocalypse is coming, who do you want to include in your team?
  3. If you could choose between the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s, which decade would you choose and why?
  4. If you could rename one body part, which body part would you choose and what would you name it?
  5. If you could transform into an animal of your choice, which animal would you choose and why?
  6. If you could be immortal, at what age would you like to stay forever?
  7. If you had a superpower, what would it be?
  8. If you could have lunch with one person (dead or alive), who would it be?
  9. If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
  10. If you could know the absolute truth of one question, what question would you ask?
  11. If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  12. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
  13. If you could solve one world problem, what would it be?
  14. If you could resurrect one person, who would you choose and why?
  15. If you could give me only one piece of advice to improve my life, what would it be?
  16. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
  17. If you had a slogan to describe you, what would it be and why?
  18. If you had five superpowers, which would you choose and why?
  19. If you could choose one item to be erased from the world, what would it be?
  20. If you could change people, how would you make them better?
  21. If you had an endless candle that smelled the way you wanted, what scent would you like it to be?
  22. If you could remove one memory from your life, what would it be?
  23. If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what color would it be?
  24. If you could transform two animals to create one new animal, which two animals would you choose and what would you name them?
  25. If you could bring back a fashion trend, what would it be?
  26. If you could talk to one of our world leaders, who would you choose and why?
  27. If you could visit any planet, what would it be?
  28. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  29. If you could live the life and story of one character from the Harry Potter series, who would you choose and why?
  30. If you had to teach a class in one subject, what would you teach?

Questions about icebreaker operation 💼

On average, people spend a third of their lives at work. We spend more time with colleagues than with family. This is the harsh truth. That is why it is so important to establish good relationships with colleagues. During your next lunch break, you should ask a few of the questions below to bond with your co-workers.

  1. What three words best describe you?
  2. What is the worst excuse you have ever used?
  3. If your boss were a fictional character, who would he be?
  4. What's your productivity trick?
  5. If you could change something in your company, what would it be?
  6. What is the best compliment you have ever received from someone?
  7. What do you like most about your job?
  8. What is the biggest misconception people have about you?
  9. If you could be an expert at anything right now, what would it be?
  10. What was your dream job as a child?
  11. Are you a procrastinator?
  12. Name one colleague most likely to survive the zombie apocalypse?
  13. What is your standard uniform when you work from home?
  14. Are you planning any trips this year?
  15. What is the first thing you do when you come home from work?
  16. What mistake did you make at the beginning of your career? What did you learn from this?
  17. Where would you invest if you had a million dollars right now?
  18. What is your biggest weakness?
  19. Which two employees would you like to have on your team during the zombie apocalypse?
  20. What do you like least about work?
  21. What is your morning routine like?
  22. What housework do you hate the most?
  23. What is your favorite season?
  24. If you had to list four books that everyone should read at least once, what would they be?
  25. What hobbies did you have as a child?
  26. Have you ever met anyone famous?
  27. If you had to describe what you do professionally in five words, what would they be?
  28. Which artist / celebrity do you like?
  29. Would you rather live in the city or in the country for the rest of your life?
  30. What is your favorite activity after a busy day?

Best icebreaker meeting questions 🤝

Icebreaker questions increase motivation for you and your colleagues and therefore lead to higher productivity. These questions will create a relaxed atmosphere for your next meeting.

  1. What would you change if you were the CEO of the company you work for?
  2. What are the misconceptions about your work?
  3. Who do you admire and why?
  4. If you could learn one new skill right now, what would it be?
  5. What is one of your greatest achievements?
  6. What is your strangest family tradition?
  7. What do you want to do in retirement?
  8. If you won $10 million, would you quit your job?
  9. If there was no dress code, how would you dress for work?
  10. What did you buy first with your money?
  11. What book would you recommend everyone to read?
  12. What is your biggest weakness?
  13. What is your least favorite place in the world?
  14. What has been the highlight of your day so far?
  15. What useless skill do you have?
  16. What did you believe in earlier in your career but now think differently?
  17. What is your secret talent?
  18. If you could end world hunger but everyone had to eat the same tasteless food, would you do it?
  19. What would you like to change about yourself? If yes, what would you like to change?
  20. What is the nicest thing a colleague has ever done with you?
  21. What is your favorite physical attribute in yourself?
  22. Who is the bravest person you know?
  23. What personal qualities have given you the most trouble?
  24. Who is your celebrity?
  25. If someone hacked into your computer and threatened to give your browser history to your boss, how much would you pay them to avoid it?
  26. What do you think is the greatest invention of all time?
  27. What do you lie about the most?
  28. If you had to replace your hands with something other than hands, what would you choose and why?
  29. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
  30. What food can you never force yourself to eat?

Icebreaker questions for teachers 👩🏼‍🏫

New year, new class. It is very important to maintain a good relationship with your students. We have created this list for teachers to ensure a friendly and welcoming start to the new school year.

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  1. What subjects should be taught in school but not?
  2. What would you buy with $100?
  3. If you were the principal of your school, what changes would you make?
  4. What job do you dream of?
  5. If you could ask the president one question, what would it be?
  6. Which animal best represents your personality?
  7. What was the most unpleasant thing you did?
  8. If you could design a school uniform, what would it look like?
  9. How would you describe yourself in three words?
  10. What is your least favorite subject at school?
  11. What are your hobbies?
  12. What are you proud of?
  13. What app do you hate but still use?
  14. Would you like to see in the future? What for? Why not?
  15. What is your biggest fear?
  16. If you could exchange lives for a day with a person of your choice, who would it be and why?
  17. What is your bad habit?
  18. How do you imagine your life in 10 years?
  19. Who is your role model in life?
  20. If you could create a law, what would it be?
  21. What is your nickname?
  22. How would you describe an ideal teacher?
  23. If you could have any flavor of ice cream, what flavor would you like it to be?
  24. Do you consider yourself a saboteur or an athlete?
  25. Do you know any other languages?
  26. What do you have in common with the person next to you?
  27. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
  28. Do you play any instrument?
  29. What word would you add to the dictionary and what would it mean?
  30. What do you want to know about this year?

Icebreaker questions for college students 🤓

Student life involves meeting a lot of new people. These questions will help you get to know your classmates and make new friends.

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  1. If aliens landed on Earth and offered to take you home with them, would you go?
  2. Which fictional world or universe would you like to visit?
  3. Which fictional character would you like to meet?
  4. What is the dumbest thing you have ever done?
  5. If you could be teleported anywhere, where would you go?
  6. In which movie or book would you change the ending if you could?
  7. If you could have a theme song or soundtrack from your life, what would it be?
  8. What was your first job?
  9. What will be your first question after waking up from cryogenic freezing for 100 years?
  10. If everyone in the world could hear you for 30 seconds, what would you say?
  11. What did you think was cool when you were young but not cool now?
  12. What will be the mirror opposite to you?
  13. What is your favorite TV show on Netflix or Amazon Prime right now?
  14. If someone made a film about your life, what genre would it be? (Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Action, Fantasy, Drama,…)
  15. Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
  16. Which band or singer were you obsessed with in high school?
  17. How long have you not spoken to anyone?
  18. What kind of joke is so stupid that it's funny?
  19. What is the best event you have ever attended?
  20. What is something that most people are obsessed with but you just don't get the point of it?
  21. If you could look 10 years into the future and could only do one Google search before coming back, what would it be?
  22. Who would be your star if you had the chance?
  23. How does your typical day look like?
  24. What was the turning point that changed your life?
  25. Which application do you use the most?
  26. Would you rather be with someone who plans every little thing, or someone completely spontaneous?
  27. Have you ever stalked your lover or ex on any social network?
  28. What are your funniest/craziest drunk stories?
  29. How different is your life from a year ago?
  30. What is the most unpleasant thing that happened to you in front of lovers?

Icebreaker questions for teenagers 😎

Here are some fun and thought provoking questions to ask your friends.

  1. What is your favorite meme?
  2. If you have an itchy nose, butt, and eye, which one should you scratch first?
  3. Which emoticon do you use the most?
  4. If your life were a movie, what genre would it be and who would play you?
  5. What's the worst style choice you've ever made?
  6. What movie made you cry?
  7. TikTok, Youtube, Instagram, what do you like best?
  8. What is the most annoying habit someone can have?
  9. If you were going to bury a time capsule, what would you put in it?
  10. What was the last thing you couldn't say no to?
  11. Have you ever borrowed something and haven't paid it back yet?
  12. What do you not know how to do but would like to?
  13. What strange talents do you have?
  14. Do you think people can solve the problem of climate change before it's too late?
  15. What do you really like about yourself?
  16. Do you have concerns about your future?
  17. What is the worst gift you have ever received?
  18. What's the dumbest first world problem you have?"?
  19. What's the worst thing a person can write in their bio on a dating app?
  20. What can't you live without?
  21. What reality show would you like to be on?
  22. If you heard the last song before you died, what would it be?0010
  23. Would you eat less meat if you had to kill it all yourself?
  24. If you could write a love letter to your favorite food, what would it be?
  25. If you could remove one emotion from your life, what would it be?
  26. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in class?
  27. Who are you interested in?
  28. What was your first kiss and how old were you?
  29. What annoys you about your parents?
  30. What do you think about veganism?

Small group icebreakers 💬

These fun questions are perfect for small groups like work groups to get to know each other better.

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  1. Do you collect anything?
  2. If you met Donald Trump in a public restroom, what would you say or do?
  3. Have you ever given someone bad advice?
  4. What is your favorite food that everyone is likely to hate?
  5. If you had to be someone else, who would you be and why?
  6. What is your most unshakable faith?
  7. If you had a choice between knowing all the secrets of the universe and one billion dollars, which would you choose?
  8. Are you an early bird or an owl?
  9. Have you ever experienced karma in real life?
  10. Who do you trust the most in life?
  11. If you had to choose a species that is extinct, which one would you choose and why?
  12. What always makes you laugh?
  13. Do you like surprises?
  14. Do you believe in fate?
  15. What is the strangest dream you have ever had?
  16. What was your first gig?
  17. What is the best gift you have ever received?
  18. What breed of dog would you be?
  19. Who is your worst enemy?
  20. What movie would you like to see again for the first time?
  21. If you had to change your name, what would it be?
  22. What food will you never eat again?
  23. Which emoticon best describes your personality?
  24. If your dog pointed a gun at you, what would you do?
  25. What is your favorite dessert?
  26. How do you want to be remembered?
  27. Does your car have a name?
  28. If you had to create a new cult, what would it be about?
  29. If you were reincarnated as a plant, what kind of plant would you like to be?
  30. If you were a god, what would you do?

Questions about icebreaker for kids 🥳

Rainy day or boring car ride? Here are some interesting questions to ask kids to overcome boredom.

We offer you: The best icebreakers

  1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  2. What is your favorite animal and why?
  3. What is your favorite TV show?
  4. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
  5. What was your favorite family vacation and why?
  6. What superhero power would you like to have?
  7. What is your favorite color?
  8. What is your favorite video game?
  9. Which do you like better, TikTok or Youtube?
  10. Want to get a tattoo in the future? What tattoo would you get?
  11. What is the best joke anyone has ever played on you?
  12. What scares you?
  13. Have you ever lied to your parents?
  14. Do you have pets?
  15. Have you ever cheated on a test?
  16. What would you do if you were invisible during the day?
  17. What would you wish if a genie gave you three wishes?
  18. What is your favorite hobby?
  19. What fictional character would you like to be friends with?
  20. What is the best Halloween costume you have ever worn?
  21. What toppings do you like on pizza?
  22. Do you like school?
  23. How often do you use the Internet?
  24. What is your dumbest dance move?
  25. What is your favorite subject at school?
  26. What is your least favorite vegetable?
  27. If you forgot to do your homework, what excuse would you use?
  28. What always makes you laugh?
  29. If you found a homeless kitten, what would you do?
  30. What was the happiest day of your life so far?

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