Get to Know You Sociometric Questions
activities engage people in representing social dynamics in physical
space using their bodies.
Sociometry was developed by Jacob Moreno in the 1930s.
The word sociometry comes
from the Latin “socius,” meaning social and the Latin “metrum,” meaning
This activity is simply a series of "sociometric" questions which require participants to
arrange themselves in space in relation to other people according to
various individual and social characteristics.
Facilitator warmth and friendly encouragement will help to break natural
hesitancy. Laughter is very healthy. Leaders are to move
amongst students and join in as participants.
Suggest you use about 10 questions for a session.
Find someone who:
- had the same breakfast as you
- has the same shoe size (or has the same size hand)
- has a different religious belief
- you haven't met yet, but would really like to
- has the same favourite season
- has the same favourite sense
Walk to / arrange yourselves according to:
- the place where you were born
- the place where you live
- a place you would like to visit
- a place where a memorable event took place for you
- also see People
Lineup according to:
- number of siblings
- thumb size
- number of glasses of water (or cups of caffeine) you drink per day
- introversion / extraversion
- how tired / alert you feel
- number of different countries you've visited
Feel free to add your own variations.
A sequence of questions which help students to find out about one
another, move around, and have fun.