23 Fun Facts About Yourself That Everyone Wants To Hear
You’re about to embark on an adventure of sorts.
It involves being social, which is probably not on your “favorite things” list.
But you know that good relationships have to start somewhere.
So, if you were to make a list of “fun facts about me,” what would you include?
And if you’re having trouble thinking of enough fun facts to share about yourself, try the suggestions in this article.
You never know what will start a long and enjoyable conversation — or a lifelong friendship.
List of Examples of 23 Fun Facts about Yourself to Tell Others
Use the following examples of fun facts about yourself to start a conversation or take one in a different direction.
And don’t forget to invite your conversation partner to share fun facts about themselves.
1. “One of my favorite things to do is…. “
Whether it’s a hobby or just something you enjoy doing (for yourself or someone else), if it’s a favorite thing of yours, it says a lot about what matters to you.
And if this is the first of more than one date, this is useful information for both of you to share.
2. “Right now, I’m reading about….”
Whether you’re a bookworm or are just determined to keep learning, your new conversation partner might want to know what you’re reading this week (or today, if you go through books more quickly than most).
Maybe you’ll discover a shared favorite.
3. “If I could have any superpower, it would be….”
This isn’t a “DC vs. Marvel” question. Awesomeness isn’t exclusive to either camp, and adults in both can get along just fine. But superpowers are always a fun topic to discuss.
What would you most like to be able to do better than most?
4. “One thing I know I do well (or better than most) is….”
Maybe you already have a superpower (or something like it). And whatever it is, you’re probably proud of it — if only secretly.
Why not admit you’re good at it? And what do you most enjoy about this ability of yours? How have you developed it?
5. “I look up to….”
If there’s someone you admire and want to emulate, this is the person you want to mention here, along with a brief explanation as to why.
What specific traits do you admire in them and want to cultivate in yourself? What have they done that impresses you most?
6. “One thing I cannot live without is….”
Name something you use every day — enough that you sometimes take it for granted.
Maybe the thought of living without it makes you feel naked and vulnerable, even if being deprived of it wouldn’t actually kill you (not quickly, anyway).
When was the last time you lived without it?
7. “Something I’d love to get rich by doing full-time is….”
If you were assured of earning more than enough, no matter what you did full-time, what would you do?
Why would you do it and how would your life change?
For extra credit, what could you do to earn at least some of your income doing what you love?
8. “The people I grew up with influenced me by….”
The people you grew up with shaped the person you are today. And if you don’t have siblings, that shaped you, too.
What personal traits do you attribute to the people with whom you were closest growing up? What are you most grateful for?
9. “I would love to meet (and even have lunch with)….”
Name a celebrity whom you’d love to meet and even have a conversation with — over lunch or at least a beverage of choice.
Or maybe you’d like to meet a dream mentor of yours and chat for half an hour or more. Whose face comes to mind?
10. “One struggle I’ve had that has made me who I am is….”
This can get personal in a hurry, so if you want to take a step back, you can also discuss a moment or experience that changed your life.
Did anything crazy happen that challenged a belief about what was possible?
11. “My perfect day would start with _____ and end with _____.”
Maybe it starts with strong coffee and ends with a glass of Scotch. Or maybe the words you’ll put in those blanks are “sunrise” and “meditation.” Whatever. Go wild.
Just try and keep it legal (and more or less socially acceptable).
12. “If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be….”
If you’re tempted to answer with “anywhere but here,” try to be more specific.
Do you prefer beachy, tropical getaways or have you dreamt of touring Europe or Africa — or exploring New York City? Let your imagination lead.
13. “One thing on my bucket list is….”
Even if you haven’t actually written out a bucket list — i.e., things you want to do before you die — you probably have some ideas here.
Maybe there’s something you’ve wanted to do but have put off for the time being.
14. “My best friend is my best friend because….”
How did you and your best friend meet, and why do you call them your best friend?
What have you been through together? What have you done for each other?
And how has their friendship changed you? Would you name a child after this person?
15. “An accomplishment I’m particularly proud of is….”
This doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. Just think of a moment when you felt deep satisfaction over something you did or a challenge you faced.
Think of something that scared you — until you did it. Is it something you’ve crossed off your bucket list?
16. “One very memorable summer, I….”
Think of a summer that stands out because of something that happened to you — or something you did — or someone you met.
Related: 22 Funny Get To Know You Questions
What was it about that summer that made it so memorable? Would you relive it if you could?
17. “One thing I use every day that I could probably live without is….”
Name something you use in your day-to-day life that you could probably live without.
Maybe you don’t want to — or maybe you’d like to try living without it for a while?
Have you thought of taking a break from gluten, for example? Or Netflix?
18. “The most embarrassing thing that happened to me at work was….”
Did something happen to you on a job that you can’t remember without cringing (or even feeling an involuntary shudder)?
What was it, and what did you learn from it? Who was responsible? And has it changed anything? Has it changed you?
19. “I volunteer at….” or “If I were to volunteer, it would be for….”
What causes inspire you? If you have volunteered — or if you currently volunteer somewhere — what do you do?
And if you don’t currently volunteer, for what local causes would you consider volunteering?
20. “My favorite comfort food is….”
If a food genie popped up and said, “Today, I’m cooking your favorite meals — from breakfast to dinner and dessert. Money is no object, and you can have people over for dinner if you like.”
What’s on the menu, and whom would you invite?
21. “I’d most like to be remembered for….”
What would you like your loved ones to think of when they remember you?
What do you want to accomplish that will outlast you in its impact?
And whom will it benefit most? What would it say about your priorities or about your life’s purpose?
22. “If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d buy would be….”
Maybe you need a new car, or maybe you’ll just celebrate with a latté. Or maybe you’d call the realtor for that house you’ve been sighing over for the past month.
What comes to mind first? And how many people would you tell?
23. “If I could make anything happen for someone, I would….”
Is there someone in your life who needs help with a difficult problem?
If you could make anything happen for them to instantly improve their life or open a door for them, what would that be?
And would you want them to know you were behind it?
Share some fun facts about yourself.
So, now that you’re armed with 23 examples of fun facts about yourself, which ones appeal to you the most?
Did any get you thinking about how to generate even more fun facts you can share with others?
Or maybe you’re thinking of making conversation cards that ask “fun facts about me” questions.
After all, you don’t want to be the bearer of cheesy pick-up lines or stale one-liners. These prompts remind you to relax and just be you.
The folks worth hanging out with will appreciate your authenticity and look forward to learning more about you.
Wherever you go, any of these prompts can serve as a conversation starter. And a fun conversation can lead to friendships, job opportunities, and other adventures.
May you have them all in abundance.