Ice Breaking Games – If you really knew me #69On August 9, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During the exercise the team sits in a circle. You tell the team each person can think of things in his life which means a lot but which the other persons in the circle don’t know yet. Next, everyone can choose which one of the things they just thought of they are willing to share with the rest of the group. You say the person who wants to go first now can share his topic with the rest of the group. Starting with the sentence: If you really knew me you would know that.. If you really knew me you would know that I like to play video games when I got home every evening. Sometimes I play them until late at night. My favourite games are adventure puzzle games. The persons in the circle get a change to give their reactions and ask questions. I never thought of you as a gamer, you always seems so serious at work. Yes, it’s funny to see that you like puzzle games. I like puzzle games too. Maybe we can do a puzzle game together once. The next persons who feels it’s his turn now shares: If you really knew me you would know that I was raised by two mothers. My parents broke up when I was two years old and then my mother got in to a relationship with another woman. So I had two mothers when I grew up. When the person is finished talking the others can react and can ask questions again. Did your classmates ever reacted weird about it when they were at your place? Well, actually not at all. My classmates thought it was kinda cool I had two moms. They never made a problem of it. The next one tells his story. If you really knew me you would know that when I was in high school I was bullied a lot about my weight. I suffered with overweight as a kid. The rest reacts. Wow, I really did not think of you as an overweight kid. Did this problem went on during your whole school period? No only the first two years. After that the teachers began to draw some attention to the bullying and that made my classmates stop doing it. Some of them actually became my friends. How do you look back at it? I look back at it as a thing to learn from. It really made me stronger. I’m not overweight anymore but even if I were I would still feel confident. Go on like this until everyone in the group shared a personal thing that the others didn’t know. The group evaluates the exercise. Was if fun to hear some unexpected things about people you already know? Do you see some persons of the group differently now you know certain things about them? And is there anyone who wants to share something that he didn’t share yet? If so, this person can share his topic now. The trainer guides the team and applies variations to the exercise. What kind of variations you can read below this video on Youtube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Hit the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new team exercise each Sunday on youtube.com/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.