Assigning Identity

Exercise description Everyone writes down five of their identity markers on a piece of paper so others can’t see. Then the participants split into three groups. Each group is given a bunch of post-its. In each group, one person stands up with their back to the rest of the group. The task for the group is to write identity markers on the post-its that they believe apply to the person standing up and to attach the post-its to their back (so that the person can’t see them). Then the next person stands up and post-its with identity markers are attached to their back. This goes on until all the group members have had a turn. Only then do they read the identity markers they have been assigned and discuss them in their group.


Evaluation Suggested questions to evaluate the exercise: How many identities did you find that apply to you?

Type of exercise:


15-60 min


Possible difficulties:

Related Workshops:

Identity and differences

Workshop example:

No items found