Different Similarities

Subgroup Size



15 minutes

External Cost



Thiagarajan, S., & van den Bergh, S. (2017). Jolt 7: Different similarities. In Jolts! Brief activities to explore diversity and inclusion (pp. 22-24). Workshops by Thiagi.

This activity works well as an ice-breaker for any group that does not know each other well. This activity does not work well for advanced groups (e.g. groups mainly in acceptance or adaptation). 

For groups in minimization, this activity may reinforce the idea that everyone is similar.

To help mix up the group without relying on physical differences, it can be helpful to preface this Jolt by Thiagi with the "Find a Culture Partner" exercise included in the downloads.