Have you ever been asked for a list of fun facts about yourself? Perhaps you are completing an application form for a new job or even at an interview. Did your brain freeze or your chin drop? This question is virtually impossible to answer immediately. If the question comes up with friends it’s OK to answer with a silly answer but if it’s a job interview it might make the difference in securing an offer or not. The problem is caused by the word “fun” in the question. To provide a list of facts is no problem. Therefore, the key is preparation; let us look at some areas where we can investigate to build a list.
This does not need to be the love of your life but something that you love
doing. It might be skydiving, swimming, or painting. The top item of your list
should be something that you love to do.
An embarrassing moment
We have all experienced that moment when we have done or said something that
was embarrassing at the time but afterwards is perhaps hilarious.
Fear of certain things or items is quite normal and most people have them. Many
people are afraid of the dark or maybe spiders. Some people have fears that are
more unusual, they are afraid of a particular colour or maybe cheese.
Many people encounter adversities in their life; it is how we deal with them
that make us who we are. Adversities build character and it can lead to
particular traits in our character that can lead to a fun fact about ourselves.
Sometimes we might feel embarrassed talking about our adversities but most
people are fascinated by the life stories of others.
Most of us draw inspiration from something. It might be a person who we saw
speaking about a particular subject. Many people are inspired by things they
have seen or witnessed and are inspired to take a particular course of action.
People we meet through our lives and people we see in the media can at times
make us wish to be more like them. We can identify with particular traits and
actions that some people display and by identifying with them want to do
Many people work in positions, which they do not have a particular interest it
is purely a method of earning money to live. If someone is asked what their
dream job would be most would have an answer, and some ideal jobs might not be
the one you would expect.
Many people have unexpected hidden talents that are unusual. Perhaps you are
able to juggle, eat fire, or walk on a tightrope. These would certainly be fun
Everyone has his or her own individual guilty pleasures that we are not always
readily prepared to admit to. It is a guilty pleasure after all. That does not
necessarily mean there is anything wrong with them. We might not like to admit
that our guilty pleasure is to eat ice cream in the bath, but we are not going to
be arrested for doing it.
A bucket list
Many people, especially in later life, start to compile a bucket list. A list
of things that they would like to achieve before it is no longer possible. Some
people may have bucket lists that contain desires to do things that would not
necessarily raise any eyebrows. Travel is a very common item on the list. You
might want to go to Mexico or go to a rock concert. There are however many
people with lists that are quite unexpected even outrageous.
You may want to jump out of a plane or sail the world, whatever it is you can add it to
It is possible that you have accomplished something in your life that is
completely unexpected and extraordinary. Most of the things that people do or
achieve in life are not obvious to someone if they meet us for the first time.
We should not be afraid to tell others about our accomplishments.
Things that happen to us
Many things happen to us during our life. It might be that you have a scar from
when something happened to you. It might be that you are a lottery winner.
We are unique, just that little different. The differences make us who we are.
Mostly we should celebrate those differences especially if our differences are
unique or unexpected.
Can we now build the list?
This list of ideas to investigate is by no means definitive. In an attempt to
build a list of fun facts about ourselves, we could consider many other areas.
There may be items on this list that will not help you. If there are only one
or two items, you can answer the question without your brain going into
meltdown. You will then have built a list of fun facts about yourself.
Has worked for many Internet marketing companies over the years, and has contributed to many online publications. If there is a story, he will find it.