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Creative icebreaker questions

I recently used an icebreaker with a group which involved them coming up with up to 10 creative and unusual interview questions (I started them off with a couple of examples, such as what was your most recent adventure, or if you could move anywhere in the world where would you go).

I wrote up my reflections on running this activity here.

As an unexpected bonus, people left their sheets behind so I have a great collection of creative questions as a result! For context, the group was made up of staff members and board members in one Wales-based not-for-profit organisation.

Here are their questions for one another:

  • What is your favourite / least favourite personality trait? What personality trait do you most admire in others? What is your pet hate? What personal trait do you most like about yourself?
  • If you were an animal what would you be? If you were a fruit?
  • What superpower would you like?
  • Would you rather be a bee sized elephant, or an elephant-sized bee? Would you rather be a zombie or a vampire? A princess or a unicorn?
  • What is your perfect job? If you weren’t in your current career, what would you do? What did you want to be when you were a kid?
  • What is one word to describe you? What 3 adjectives would your closest friends use to describe you?
  • Who’s your favourite member of the team? Who is your hero? Which famous person do you most admire? Which 3 (or 4) people would you invite to your dream dinner party?
  • What makes you smile? What makes you happy?
  • Would you go for a run or read a book? Coffee or tea? Early bird or night owl? Cats or dogs? City break or sun, sea and sand? Soap and sponge or shower gel? Country or coast?
  • How much can you deadlift?
  • If you could live anywhere, where would it be? What’s a place you want to go but have never been? Where’s your favourite place in Wales? What’s the best thing about where you live? What make a good holiday destination? Best place you’ve visited? The most fun place you’ve lived? Best holiday? Next holiday? Where are you planning to go this month? What is your next adventure? What is your “go-to” place?
  • What does a banging tune need to have? Best music event? What’s your favourite song of a band you don’t like?
  • What life hack do you have, use and can share?
  • If you could time travel to a specific point in time, where and when would you go?
  • What’s your favourite food / meal / dish / chocolate / sweet / artist / musical artist / dinosaur / song / colour / season / TV show / film / politician / item of clothing / animal / holiday / country to visit / place in the world / journey?
  • How do you like to relax?
  • What was your first car? What was your first job? What is your earliest memory / earliest happy memory? Did you watch ITV or BBC kids’ TV when you were little?
  • What are your go-to shoes?
  • What’s on your to-read shelf?
  • What do you want for your birthday?
  • Do you have pets? Do you like dogs?
  • What film did you last see in the cinema / what was the last show you saw / last book you read?
  • When did you last cry and why? What did you heal from?
  • What was the best time / best experience in your life?
  • Have you ever argued with a celebrity?
  • How did you meet the person closest to you?
  • What excites you most about today? What are you hoping to get from today?
  • How do you like living in a bilingual country?
  • Why are you involved with (place of work / group / activity)? What’s the biggest thing (place of work / group / activity) has taught you? What makes a great team, for you?
  • What wakes you up in the morning? How did you get here today?
  • If you never had to do paid work ever again, what would you do? Describe your values in 3 words?
  • What’s the first charity you ever supported?
  • What are you most proud / pleased about this year?
  • If you were PM for the day what would you change?
Two people sitting across from eeach other at a small table with coffee and laptops, talking and laughing. (Photo by Brooke Cagle on

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