My daughter went through a pre-teen phase where she enjoyed taking quizzes she found in books, magazines or online. Any quiz she could find would do. These quizzes would ask questions like: “What’s your favorite brand of soda?” or “Do you call it soda or pop?” Nothing too complex, but fun ways to learn about herself, and her friends. She’d spend hours taking these quizzes, and enjoyed sharing the results. It’s true, we do like learning, and sharing, about the idiosyncrasies that make us uniquely us.
There are also plenty of times when you’re in a group of people (like a classroom or workplace setting) and everyone is asked to go around the room and introduce themselves along with a fun fact or two. Sometimes, it leaves you wondering, “What are some fun facts about me?” But whether you need these personal fun fact ideas to coincide with a greeting, or just to dive deeper into friendships, we’ve got you covered with this list.
Here are 85-plus brainstorming ideas for finding out fun facts about yourself and your coworkers, friends and family. Use them on the first day of school, first dates, at work retreats, family dinners or any social gathering you choose.
85+ Brainstorms for Sharing Fun Facts About Yourself
Personal Ideas for Fun Facts About Yourself
What is your full name?
Were you named after anyone?
What is your favorite color?
Would you rather be hot or cold?
What’s the name of your hometown?
How many towns have you lived in?
Are there any celebrities who share your birthday?
Is there a memorable birthday party from your childhood?
What is your favorite way to celebrate a birthday?
What is your favorite season?
Do you have a favorite holiday?
Have you ever broken a bone?
Can you speak with an accent?
How many languages do you speak?
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Family-Related Fun Facts About Yourself
Do you have siblings?
What did your parents do for a living?
Did you grow up near extended family?
Tell me about a favorite grandparent.
What do you know about your ancestry roots?
Are there twins in your family?
How often do you get together with extended family?
What’s a fond holiday memory you have with family?
Food-Related Fun Facts About Yourself
Are you a better baker or cook?
Do you say soda or pop?
What’s a favorite food?
When you eat out, where do you most like to go?
How do you eat your steak?
Name a favorite vegetable.
What’s a comfort food for you?
Do you prefer salty or sweet?
How do you pronounce pecan?
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What’s a favorite candy bar?
What’s a favorite potato chip?
Where were you when you had your first legal drink?
What’s a common dish you make when company comes over?
Do you have a favorite ethnic-style food?
Fun Facts About Yourself Related to Travel
As a child, where did you go on family vacations?
How old were you when you took your first plane ride?
How old were you when you took your first train ride?
What’s the furthest you’ve gone on a road trip?
Who are some artists you’d include on a road trip playlist?
Do you listen to audiobooks?
Can you read in the car?
What’s one place you dream of going?
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For you, where is the most beautiful place in the world?
What’s your preferred mode of travel?
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Book Prompts to Use for Fun Facts About Yourself
Do you like to read?
Approximately how many books do you read a year?
What’s a favorite genre?
Did you have a favorite book or series as a child?
Do you know any authors in real life?
Which do you prefer, a electronic tablet or a physical book?
Would you rather read a hardcover or paperback book?
Do you mark in books?
Do you read more nonfiction or fiction?
Entertainment Brainstorms for Fun Facts About Yourself
Have you ever met a celebrity?
You find yourself with a Friday night and nothing to do, what do you do?
What’s a favorite movie?
What’s a favorite song?
Is there a TV series you’ve binge-watched?
Did you have a favorite cartoon as a child?
Have you ever been on TV?
What talents do you have?
Did you collect anything unique as a child?
Have you taken professional classes to get better at your talent?
What’s your preferred form of social media?
Do you listen to podcasts?
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Career-Related Brainstorms for Fun Facts About Yourself
What’s your dream job?
Are you doing what you planned on doing as a child?
How long have you been working in your current field?
What was your first job?
What’s a job you’d like to do when your retired from your career?
Is your job what you went to school for?
Have you taken any personality tests at the workplace?
If you could give career advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Animal-Related Fun Facts About Yourself
Are you afraid of any animals?
Do you have any pets?
Tell me about a childhood pet.
How often do you go to the zoo?
When at the zoo, what’s your favorite animal to see?
What animal can you most relate to?
Fun Sports Facts About Yourself
Do you prefer to watch sports or participate?
What’s your favorite sport?
How many professional sporting events have you gone to?
Did you grow up cheering for a local sports team?
What was your high school mascot?
What was your college mascot?
Do you prefer watching collegiate or professional sports?
Name a food that has to be on the Super Bowl menu.
What sports or clubs did you participate in as a child?
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