Learning Intention: The student will list 15 things about themselves that would be considered unique or interesting. People are attracted to interesting people. Spending a little time being introspective, digging to bring out some unusual characteristics is a worthwhile activity. No two people are alike, and things that make us different make us interesting. Thinking questions: 1. How are you different from everyone else in your class? 2. What are some differences that you are proud of? 3. If you only had one minute to tell someone else about yourself, what would you be sure to include? 4. Do you think that other people would find the "different" things about you interesting? Why? 5. What about being "the same"? Do you think that would make you interesting to others as well? Directions: List 15 things about yourself that others might find interesting. Think about things like sports interests, skills, trips, pets, family items, and so on.
Activity adapted from Mannix, Darlene (1993). Social Skills Activities for Special Children. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.