Breaking the ice at a party or a gathering can sometimes be awkward at best. Frequently the organizer of an event will already have some ice breaking activities planned to help get the festivities started, but if you find yourself at a loss to get a conversation started, you may want to take a tip from a website that provides instructions to many good icebreakers, games, and fun group activities. Following are a few sample questions inspired by the site that they suggest using which will allow the answerer to express their personality while also revealing topics of interest for continued dialogue:
What’s your dream job? Are you a morning person or a night person? What’s your favorite summer activity? How do you typically spend a Saturday afternoon? If they made a movie about your life, who do you think should be cast to star in it? Who do you think the worst actor (or actress) is in Hollywood today? If you could go back to school and pick a different career, what would it be? Have you ever felt like you were in paradise? Where and when was it?
Of course the list of questions can go on virtually endlessly. The secret is to keep them as general and neutral as possible after all, the last thing you want to do is possibly offend your potential new friend! And before you ask a question of anyone else, you should always be prepared to answer it yourself that’s the perfect benchmark to test the question’s suitability to be asked in the first place!