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What would you like to do?
Icebreaker Questions

Icebreaker Questions

  • Is it okay for your job to be really boring if it pays well?
  • Describe yourself in one word (then say “does t follow directions)
  • Are you a different person by the end of each day?
  • If a waiter leaves an item off the bill and you say nothing, is that stealing?
  • Could you ever learn too much?
  • Would you be happy if you had all you wanted?
  • If you have to talk to someone for 2 hours, what topic would you pick?
  • Can you fall asleep fast?
  • What is your motto in life?
  • What do you wish you were having for breakfast tomorrow?
  • Teleportation or time travel?
  • If you could travel back in time with any gadget and claim to have invented it, what would it be?
  • If you could invent something (with no regard to the good of humanity) what would it be?
  • If you could eliminate one thing from existence (with no regard to the good of humanity) what would it be?
  • what is one thing you should have learned by now?
  • finish this sentence: "A talking is the least of your concerns right now"
  • if you could turn any building that is not a traditional house into your home, what would it be?
  • what is the worst possible job for you?
  • if the world was actually flat, what's on the other side?
  • if you could have any pet, fictional or otherwise, what would it be
  • you have to spend the rest of your life as a spartan, knight, roman soldier, or Viking. What do you choose?
  • you have been chosen to make a constitutional amendment, what is it?
  • what does the universe taste like?
  • if all 50 states simultaneously declared war on each other, in a free-for-all. Which would be the last one standing?
  • you get a set of minions for a week. What do you have them do?
  • if everyone stopped sneezing how long before someone would notice?
  • If you could go into the future and could bring something back what would it be
  • If you could live in any building that is a non traditional house what would it be
  • If you could have any ship from star wars what ship would you have?
  • If you could be trapped inside anywhere for a day?
  • What music do you like to work to?
  • What music would you blast at a red light?
  • First video game you ever played
  • if you were free of social conventions what would you name your kids?
  • Assuming you were narcissistic what would you want to have named after you?
  • What form of transportation have you never used that you wish you could?
  • What is one device you wish would go away that still exists?
  • You get to add (1) zero to any number in your life? Where would it be and why?
  • You are paid $1,000,000 a year to sit in an empty room for 8 hours a day. What do you do all day?
  • If everything was free for 10 minutes, what would you take?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • If you could have any Halloween costume what would it be.
  • If you could convince my kids of anything, what would it be?
  • What is in your Christmas list?
  • What animal would you have for a pet?
  • If you could change one thing about the month of December, what would it be?
  • How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  • What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  • If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  • Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  • If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  • To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  • Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  • If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  • Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  • Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  • What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  • How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  • What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?
  • Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  • If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move?
  • Do you push the elevator button more than once?
  • [veto] Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  • Why are you, you?
  • Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  • Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  • Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  • Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  • Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
  • What is your happiest childhood memory?
  • At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  • Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  • If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  • Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  • Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  • If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  • Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  • What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  • What do you love?
  • In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?
  • If spiders were the size of cats would they be more or less scary?
  • If you had the money, what business would you start?
  • Do you turn off the video when joining video conferences?
  • If the afterlife consists of a waiting room purgatory that you must remain in for however long you are remembered, how long will you wait there?
  • What is the worst book you've read cover to cover?
  • Is a hotdog a sammich?
  • Where did the moon go?
  • Would you allow complete access to your brain or to your phone?
  • Would you be cryogenically frozen after death?
  • Which is your favorite reptile: dolphin or squirrel?
  • Your superpower is to see one statistic floating above other people's heads. What would you see?
  • What is the most pointless thing to steal?
  • Do we live in a computer simulation?
  • Are your ears part of your face?
  • What would you buy first if you had a billion dollars?
  • Do you subvocalize while reading?
  • What was the first book you ever loved?
  • If you could be an age forever, what age would it be?
  • When counting reps for an exercise do you count up or down?
  • If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words?
  • You are married to the last person you googled. How’s your life?
  • Press a button and there is a 99% chance of doubling your money and a 1% chance of losing it all. You are given $1 to start. How many times will you press the button?
  • What would you do if you suddenly had unlimited amount of the last item you bought?
  • What is your preferred indefinite hyperbolic numerals? like zillion, squillion, kajillion, umpteen, or elevenity.
  • You can only teleport once, Where would you go?
  • If you had an infinite supply of the last thing you bought, what would you do?
  • What is unqualified pie to you? If I say "pie" what kind do you assume it is?
  • What is your best comfort food?
  • You can triple the speed of anything, what do you choose?
  • You get to choose a skill that you will be the best at. But instead of getting better everyone else gets worse. What skill would you choose?
  • What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no prep?
  • What’s something that you want that you know you will never get?
  • What does your name anagram to?
  • What would you change or add to your home?
  • Is the key a part of the car 🔑
  • If you can have any kind of weapon for a battle what would you have? It can be alive.
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