Fun Facts to Share About Yourself at Work: 45 Questions and Answers

Looking for some ideas for those moments at work when you need to share a fun fact about yourself? We’ve got you covered.

We’ve all been in that awkward position at work where we’re asked to share a fun fact about ourselves and we totally freeze. It can make you feel a little vulnerable being put on the spot, and what was meant to be a fun activity can quickly become pretty uncomfortable. Lucky for you, this article has put together fun facts that are both personal and professional that you can share about yourself at work. 

When you might need to share a fun fact 

There are many situations where you may need to share a fun fact about yourself. Often, these kinds of introductions naturally take place when you meet new co-workers for the first time and want to share a little bit about yourself so others get to know you and your personality. Other times, you may be asked to share a fun fact or something more personal about yourself in a job interview, at networking events, during an icebreaker at the beginning of a meeting, or during other team building activities. Fun facts are a great way to get a conversation going and to find common ground between yourself and your co-workers, building stronger professional relationships. 

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45 examples of fun fact questions

1Fun facts about your professional life 

1. What was your first job? 

2. What was your dream job as a kid?

3. What motivates you the most at work?

4. What are your long-term career goals?

5. What kind of training or courses would you be interested in participating in? 

6. What would you say you are most passionate about? 

7. What is a skill you would like to acquire? 

8. What has been your biggest professional accomplishment this year? 

9. What is your favorite workplace memory? 

10. With whom do you like to collaborate the most at work and why?

11. What types of industry books or resources that you found helpful have you read recently?

12. Where do you see yourself in a few years from now? 

13. What is a skill you have that you would like to use more?

14. If you could shadow one person at work, who would it be? 

15. What is the best part about our office culture? 

2Fun facts about your personal life 

1. What is your main hobby outside of work?

2. Where is your dream vacation?

3. What is your favorite food? 

4. Do you have any pets? 

5. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? 

6. Where has your favorite vacation been to date? 

7. Do you have any siblings? 

8. What is your favorite season and why?

9. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? 

10. Where are your parents from?

11. Who is your favorite artist or band? 

12. What would be your ideal Sunday?

13. What is one of your favorite childhood memories?

14. What is your favorite book? 

15. What is your favorite movie? 

3Random fun facts

1. Do you prefer pancakes or waffles?

2. If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring 3 things, what would they be? 

3. What is your favorite thing to put on toast? 

4. If you could play any sport professionally, which sport would it be? 

5. If you could have dinner with someone famous, who would you choose? 

6. If you could be famous for anything, what would it be? 

7. You can either only ever eat fast food takeout for the rest of your life or cook every meal from here on. Which do you choose? 

8. What is your least favorite exercise at the gym? 

9. Mountains or the beach? 

10. Jogging or cycling? 

11. You have to lose one of your 5 senses. Which one are you choosing? 

12. You can choose to be one age for the rest of your life. Which age do you choose? 

13. You can switch bodies with one person for a whole year. Whose shoes do you live in? 

14. Red or cream sauce on your pasta? 

15. What would you want to be in the Guinness World Book of Records for?

45 examples of fun fact answers

1Fun facts about your professional life 

1. My first job was as a barista at Starbucks, and it taught me diligence and customer service. 

2. I speak three languages: English, French, and Spanish. 

3. As a child, I wanted to be a marine biologist. 

4. My favorite industry-related book has been Atomic Habits by James Clear. 

5. I would love to do training related to sustainable business practices. 

6. My favorite part of my job is facilitating training and presentations. 

7. If I could shadow one person at work, it would be Miranda because she is such a great leader and I would love to learn more about how the business operates at her level. 

8. My favorite workplace memory was the Christmas party we had last year, because the band we hired was amazing! 

9. I would say I am the most passionate about working with people and teaching others new skills and competencies, because I find these actions really rewarding. 

10. If I could work in a different department for the day, I would choose the marketing team because their projects are dynamic and interesting. 

11. My favorite daily task is leading our team meeting and hearing everyone’s updates. 

12. In a few years, I see myself working in a more client-facing role with the company. 

13. I would like to gain more experience collaborating with the finance team to learn more about budgeting for each project we deliver. 

14. I really like collaborating with Juan on training programs because they always bring such a  unique perspective that makes our programs interesting and exciting. 

15. The best part of our office culture is our honest and up-front communication style. 

2Fun facts about your personal life 

1. My dream vacation is to go scuba diving in Fiji.

2. I have five siblings: two older brothers and two younger sisters. We’re all close in age, so most of us grew up attending the same schools.

3. If I could have any superpower, it would be to speak any language so I could connect with anyone in the world.

4. I have two dogs and I adopted both of them from a rescue shelter in Mexico. Their names are Frida and Fernando. 

5. I love cooking, and every Sunday my partner and I pick a new recipe to prepare together. 

6. My favorite kind of exercise is yoga, but I also love hiking. 

7. One of my favorite artists is Dermot Kennedy and I’ve been to two of his concerts now.

8. My favorite place that I’ve traveled to is Colombia because I found the culture to be beautiful and the people so kind.

9. My mom is from England and my dad is from Lebanon. They both immigrated to Canada when they were 18 years old. 

10. I love coffee, and I go on walks every weekend with my dogs for my oat milk flat white. 

11. When I go on vacation, I prefer to do adventurous activities more than I enjoy relaxing. 

12. My parents still live in the house in which I grew up. 

13. My favorite food has to be Italian because I love carbs. 

14. I have a really big family, so weddings are often upwards of 400 attendees and there’s always tons of dancing. 

15. My favorite movie is Avatar. 

3Random fun facts

1. My favorite breakfast food is a cream cheese bagel.

2. I met Harry Styles during my undergraduate degree without realizing that it was him. 

3. I used to be allergic to pineapple but I outgrew the allergy. 

4. During recess growing up, I always played sports with the boys. 

5. I am completely afraid of snakes even though I’ve never come across one. 

6. My dreams are sometimes in French or Spanish. 

7. As a child, I was almost always the tallest person in my class. 

8. I used to love singing and being in school plays growing up. 

9. I love gardening, and I plant a vegetable garden every year. 

10. In college, I once faked an English accent for a whole night with my best friend. 

11. My favorite types of flowers are peonies. 

12. I can do the splits. 

13. I once went on a trip to Taiwan as a business representative for the government. 

14. I have been to four of the seven wonders of the world. 

Parting advice 

When it comes to asking about fun facts or being asked to share some about yourself, it’s better to be prepared than to feel put on the spot. Sometimes it can feel uncomfortable to share personal information about yourself, which is why you should ask follow-up questions to show genuine interest if you’re the one initiating the conversation. The fun facts you share about yourself should be honest and authentic. This honesty and authenticity will be much appreciated by the rest of the team, and it will likely bring you and your co-workers closer together. Keep these fun facts-related questions and responses in your bookmarks for the next time you have a situation where you might need them!

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About the author

Kate Dagher

Kate Dagher (Postgraduate H.Dip Psychology and BA in Business Management) has a management and corporate consulting background, having worked in the public sector, sales, and corporate finance. Kate is fascinated about how our physical environments influence our thoughts, behaviours, actions and wellbeing. She is a certified yoga teacher, a passionate writer, and traveller.

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