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20 Fun Facts To Use When Introducing Yourself

As we embark on the semester, we are put on the spot in order to share interesting details about ourselves. This article discloses possible fun facts to tell others!
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After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

1. My favorite hobby is...

What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active! I am a competitive Latin dancer and enjoy teaching and taking Zumba classes, going to the gym, and hiking.

2. I love...

Is there something, someone, or somewhere that you love? What makes your heart ache? What do you miss when it's gone? I can say that I love my friends because I feel my most confident when I'm surrounded by those who love and support me.

3. I look up to...

Is there someone you adore? Who mesmerizes you? Who do you wish to learn from? After watching "A Ballerina's Tale," I discovered Misty Copeland. In 2015 she became the first African American ballet dancer to become the Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Her passion, grace, and strength continuously motivate me to better myself as an athlete and an individual.

4. This art speaks to me because...

Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." This encourages me to always follow my heart no matter what. I will never follow society's standards and norms because they do not define me. Chanel's saying definitely influences my character and lifestyle.

5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

When you make others laugh they want to spend time and make memories with you! Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. You will come off as down to earth, easy-going, and loyal.

6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

I can go on and on about my brother, who is 10 years older than I. We have opposite personalities and despite the age gap, we're quite close.

7. My pet(s) are my life because...

Only sad people don't like hearing about furry creatures, even if your pets are slimy and slithering creatures all human beings enjoy hearing pet tales!

8. I'm afraid of...

Your personality can be revealed by your likes and dislikes, including the things that you fear. I am terrified of change and the unknown, hence, the future is an anxiety-inducing topic to discuss for me.

9. I am the way I am because...

What have you gone through in life that has shaped you into who you are today? Remember to be open minded and allow yourself to open up to your peers. You may be surprised by how others respond and/or what others have endured as well.

10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

This is a fun fact about yourself that can easily liven up an awkward conversation. Think about your quirks and differences! One item I have in my dorm is my teddy bear, Peter, whom I like to joke is my boyfriend.

11. My dream job is...

In college, "What's your major?" is a widespread question. Nonetheless, skip the boring statement of "I'm majoring in..." and go in depth on what your dream job is (hopefully your major factors in to this dream of yours).

12. My hidden talents are...

Angelina Jolie is a knife thrower. Kendall Jenner can produce bird noises. Amanda Seyfried can crochet and knit. Is there anything special you can do? Some people have rare and unique talents, maybe you can think of some hidden talents of your own!

13. My guilty pleasure is...

I will say it a million times: don't be shy when introducing yourself to new people! I'll start by divulging my guilty pleasure: Youtube's family vlogging channel, "OKBaby"!

Check them out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUCbnwzySKgbKiB_...



14. Some activities on my bucket list are...


This is an easy way to grab people's attention and find others with similar desires as you. Be an adventurer! Go out of your comfort zone!

15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...



What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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Stop Being So Sensitive About EVERYTHING... #SorryNotSorry

Be mad, I honestly don't care.

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Kevin Hart's jokes about homosexuality and Ellen's remarks supporting him. Trump making just about any comment he makes. Kendal Jenner's proactive commercial. Football players kneeling for the National Anthem. Seeing something on Twitter and sending it to a friend to complain about.

Did any of these things come off as insensitive to you? Were you offended or bothered by any of these people's comments? Stop being so fucking sensitive.

Are you bothered? Was that too harsh for you? I don't know what really happened in our society, but it's like a switch was flipped and speaking your mind become a taboo.

Kids are overly sensitive, their parents are easily offended, and it's starting an ongoing cycle of people who take things way too seriously or are just looking for something to get mad about.

When you look for something to get mad about, you're going to find it.

Why can't we look for things to be happy about? It's so much easier for us to be mad and think the world is against us, so we look to blame others for making us feel the way that we do.

Apparently, having an opinion and cracking a joke has become offensive. When you go after someone being blunt and having their opinion, you're just letting it show that you can't handle anyone disagreeing with you.

People need to accept the fact that not everyone is going to agree with you and you aren't going to agree with everyone. Honestly, if you want your opinion to get more notice, you should present them as bluntly as possible. Want to know why? Because people are just looking for something to be mad about and are going to really flare up if they feel you were too harsh.

Have your opinions and viewpoints and stand by them, regardless of whether people are too sensitive to hear them or not. We shouldn't have to sugarcoat everything for everyone all of the time.

Be unapologetically yourself.

Stop being mad at people on Twitter who you don't even know and be more focused on the people who are actually in your life. When someone makes a joke, they are joking. They are joking about a certain topic because they think that whatever that topic may be has now become normalized so people shouldn't be offended by it.

When you sit at home and joke with your family and friends, you get personal. You get personal with your jokes because everyone understands it's a joke. It's a joke. It's a joke. It's a joke. Stop being offended by jokes.

There is literally no purpose to it other than you looking for something to be irritated about. Stop making people feel the need to apologize for being lighthearted and honest. If you are comfortable and confident in yourself, when someone jokes about you it shouldn't bother you. Making people feel bad about something they didn't mean as an insult is pointless because they're only apologizing to make you feel good about yourself. Just already feel good about yourself and be strong in that!

People are bullies and troublemakers in your life because you let them be. You can't be pushed around if you don't move when they push you. What I mean by that is, stop being so bothered about what other people think of you and just be bothered about things that actually matter to you.

It's okay to laugh at yourself! If someone comes up to me cracking jokes about me, most likely I'm going to join in because I know its a joke. A bully and someone joking are two completely different people though. When someone is joking, you know they are. Stop turning it into something bigger than it is.

Careless about people who don't bring you anything but a bad attitude and argument. Stop apologizing for being blunt and speaking your mind. We don't have to sugar-coat everything for everyone all the time.

Realize that sometimes, jokes are funny and that's all there is to it. If we can't laugh at ourselves, then we are taking life way too seriously.

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