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“Two truths and a lie” is the icebreaker that will give you more insight into your team members’ personality

As the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover...Well, that’s exactly what “two truths and a lie” is all about! This activity will help you to get to know your team members. For example, who could have guessed that quiet Mary from the legal department is in fact a hard core heavy metal fan, who goes to the Hellfest festival every single year, no matter what? The principle is simple: everyone makes three statements about themselves, two being true and one false. The aim is for the group to find out which is which.You can combine this activity with the other wide selection of icebreakers, which aim to help team members to bond and promote teamwork.

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Two truths and a lie

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As a team, get to know other team members in 15 minutes

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First, members post their picture and enter their first name in the dedicated box, also called "dimension". Then everyone takes time to think about two truths and a lie about themselves. Whether they are personal or professional anecdotes, the main thing is not to be too obvious. This will only make the activity more interesting!Example: “I’m a black belt in karate”, “I suffer from pigeon phobia”, “I auditioned for The Voice” .Each member anonymously posts three statements in their dedicated bubbles, being careful not to spill the beans.

A participant makes 3 statements during the icebreaker "Two truths and a lie".  | Klaxoon

Investigate and find out where the truth lies

A player starts and gives their three anecdotes in a random order. The rest of the team then has to ask them questions to find out which statement is a lie. With this activity, team members will reveal new aspects of their personality! Who’s the next Sherlock Holmes? Who’s a poker face master?
Some anecdotes may get the team members quite excited and they might start asking a lot of questions... You might want to use a timer so as not to let the investigation go on for too long.

Uncover the truth

During the investigation time, the investigators share their suspicions, by posting red ideas on which they write “wrong”. Then, using a connector, they graphically connect them to the statement they think is a lie.
The person who produced the statements then reveals which one is the lie, by “liking” the ideas of the investigators who called them out on their lie.
Each player in turn undergoes questioning until the moment of truth!

Example of 8 people participating in the icebreaker "Two truths and a lie". | Klaxoon
Example of a team of 8 people participating in the icebreaker "Two truths and a lie"

What makes this icebreaker so popular 

With “Two truths and a lie”, the subjects discussed tend to go beyond professional matters, which creates a friendly atmosphere.
When team members have never met before, this activity helps them to get to know one another in a fun way. This icebreaker is useful in helping to dispel the biased views stemming from education or experience that team members may have of each other, as is often the case.
When team members already know one another, the activity is seen as a way of surprising the other team members.
From the facilitator’s point of view, this is the ideal activity to reveal team members’ personality, which is always useful when planning the upcoming teamwork!

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