The personal identity wheel is an activity that encourages students to explore their own identity and reflect on how it shapes their experiences. It is a worksheet-type activity that helps individuals to identify and understand the various aspects of their identity, such as their skills, hobbies, and favorite books. This activity can be used as an icebreaker or together with the Social Identity Wheel to help students understand the relationships between their personal and social identities. The personal identity wheel worksheet begins by asking students to list adjectives they would use to describe themselves. This helps them to identify the qualities that make them unique and to recognize how these qualities shape their experiences.
It also encourages them to think about how these qualities are perceived by others. After listing adjectives, students are asked to list their skills, favorite books, hobbies, etc. This helps them to further explore their identity and to recognize how these aspects of their identity shape their experiences. The personal identity wheel is a great way for students to interact with each other on a personal level, creating connections that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. Taking the time to learn about the identities of others through this activity can help build trust among students, which is a key indicator of whether students are comfortable participating or not.
It can also be used as inspiration for small or large group discussions or for writing reflections on identity through the Spectrum activity, Questions of Identity.Exploring your identity through the personal identity wheel can be a powerful experience. It can help you gain insight into yourself and your relationships with others. It can also help you understand how your identity shapes your experiences and how it is perceived by others. Taking the time to reflect on your identity can help you build self-awareness and empathy for yourself and others.