The Pig Test
An ideal icebreaker for first meetings, Troop/PL Forums etc. A fun look at Scouts personalities.
Give each person a sheet of paper and a marker pen. Ask them to draw a pig on the paper, give them no other instructions.
After about 5 minutes when everyone has finished drawing their pig, read out the following information:
â€œThe pig serves as a useful test of personality traits of the drawer".
If the pig is drawn:
- Toward the top of the paper â€“ You have a tendancy to be positive and optimistic.
- Toward the middle â€“ You have a tendency to be a realist.
- Toward the bottom â€“ You have a tendency to be pessimistic and may be prone to behaving negatively.
- Facing left â€“ You have a tendency to believe in tradition and be friendly; you may also be prone to remembering dates well.
- Facing Right â€“ You have a tendency to be innovative and active, but may be prone to forgetting dates easily and may not have a strong sense of family.
- Facing front â€“ You have a tendency to be direct, and may enjoy playing the role of devilâ€™s advocate; you also are prone to neither fearing nor avoiding confrontational discussions.
- With many details â€“ You have a tendency to be analytical, but may also be prone to being cautious to the point that you struggle with trust.
- With few details â€“ You have a tendency to be emotional and to focus on the larger picture rather than focusing on details. You also have a tendency to be a great risk taker and may sometimes be prone to reckless and impulsive decisions.
- With less than 4 legs showing â€“ May indicate that you are living through a major period of change and as a result you may be prone to struggling with insecurities.
- With 4 legs showing â€“ You have a tendency to be secure and to stick to your ideals; however, others may describe you as stubborn.
- With large ears â€“ Indicates how good of a listener you are (the bigger, the better).
- With a long tail â€“ Indicates how intelligent you are (the longer, the better)
Get the Scouts to talk about their pigs and how similar they think they are to the results.
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