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Personality Bags

In this community-building activity, each team receives a tray of approximately 15 common objects. Examples might include: toothpick, band-aid, thimble, pencil, piece of string, coin, pine cone, elastic band, etc. Reflecting silently and thinking symbolically, each team member identifies two items that respond to the following questions:

  • Which item are you most like?
  • Which are you least like?

Then, each participant shares their choices.

In a group that knows each other, participants can be invited to choose items that represent the group, considering the questions above.