Triangle of Similarities
Getting to know each other, reduction of bias, activation right at the beginning, development of a positive group climate, increase of self-esteem by recognising the uniqueness of one’s person, as well as commonalities with others.
Teenagers and young adults
At the beginning of this activity, the participants should have the opportunity to get to know each other.
With this method, commonalities and uniqueness are simultaneously highlighted, which positively affects individuals’ self-confidence and a positive group dynamic. Hurdles and inhibitions are playfully removed.
Groups of three are formed. Each group receives a flipchart sheet/poster and a thick marker.
The task is:
“Draw a large triangle on the paper sheet. Write your names on the corners of the triangle. Now look for commonalities in the conversation, which you write into the triangle.
If you find similarities between two people, write them on the side of the triangle between the two names. Use the space at the corners for things that characterise only one person.”
LIST OF MATERIALS
- Flipchart posters