Prompt For Your Self

  1. Describe one of your earliest childhood memories.
  2. Write about what you see as one of your best qualities.
  3. Do you have the same religious beliefs that you had as a child? If so, why? If not, how and why did they change?
  4. Write about the benefits of being an only child—or the advantages of having siblings.
  5. Write about how a person can tell if they’re really in love. If you don’t know, write about how you don’t know.
  6. Are you shy about your body, such as when you change clothes in a locker room? Or are you comfortable with it? Why?
  7. Describe your favorite spot in your home, and why you like it.
  8. Write about one of the most admirable classmates or coworkers you’ve ever had.
  9. Write about one of the worst classmates or coworkers you’ve ever had.
  10. Tell your story about the time you succeeded at something because you just. Didn’t. Give. Up.
  11. Write about how you’re a typical resident of your city or town… or about how you’re different from most people there.
  12. Write about how you fit the stereotype of people from your country… or about how you don’t fit it at all.
  13. Describe your favorite toy or game when you were five years old.
  14. Write about one of your most useful talents.
  15. What superstitions do you believe in or follow? Do you do certain things to avoid bad luck, or make wishes in certain ways?
  16. Write about a death in your family.
  17. Write about a birth in your family.
  18. Tell your story about how you made a friend in the past five years or so. How did you meet them? What do you like about them?
  19. Tell your story about your first best friend as a child. How did you meet them? How did you play together?
  20. Describe a physical feature of yours that you really like.
  21. Is your home usually neat, or usually messy? Why is that? Do you think it matters? Why or why not?
  22. Describe a part of your job or everyday work that you love.
  23. Describe a part of your job or everyday work that you loathe.
  24. Tell your story about how you won something, like a contest, a game, or a raffle.
  25. Do you think your hometown is a good place to live? Why or why not?
  26. Do you fit your astrological sign? Why or why not?
  27. Write about when you think it’s morally acceptable to lie. If your answer is “never,” write about why you think that.
  28. Write about a trait you inherited or picked up from a parent.
  29. Write about a way in which you are very different from a parent.
  30. Discuss one of the most important qualities you think people should look for in a romantic partner.
  31. Discuss a quality that you think is overrated when choosing a romantic partner.
  32. Write about a kind of exercise or physical activity you enjoy.
  33. Describe the contents of a desk drawer or junk drawer in your home, and write about the thoughts or memories that the objects in there inspire.