66 Self knowledge questions to ask on a girls trip

Reading by the pool is awesome but discussions can give even more.

Are you on a girls trip and somehow the discussion topics are running out? Then a list of questions is a good way to start up the conversation!

In this post I have gathered the best self knowledge questions from Google. I believe it is always good to stop and think about what values one has. Besides, when is some self reflection not good?! And asking these questions from your friends inspire for more interesting discussions. You also end up getting closer to your friends as you get to know each other a lot better.

Discussions by the pool. Here my friend asks me what is stressing me out. We went on a relaxing vacation after graduation but I still felt it was difficult to relax as had finished my assignments to get my degree and had to start thinking about the future.

When me and my friends were on a vacation in Syvota, Greece we decided that we needed some time to get to know ourselves better. This led to me googling “self knowledge questions” and came a cross a lot of questions. I chose some sites I found most beneficial for this and gathered this list of 66 questions. I thought I would share it on my blog as it was so enlightening for me to have these discussions.

I begin the list with a question from the childhood and end with a question about the time after we have passed, this way different times of your life are considered.

It is also a good idea to write the answers down. This way you can read them later in your life and see how your answers have change over time. These questions are also good to ask yourself when you are alone.

66 self knowledge questions

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how strict are/were your parents? Has this formed you in any way?
  2. What role has formal education played in your life and how do you feel about it?
  3. What were your dreams as a child? Does it still show in your life?
  4. What is your highest core value?
  5. 3 things you are good at?
  6. 3 things you are bad at?
  7. What makes you afraid?
  8. What makes you angry?
  9. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  10. What is the thing you are most proud of accomplishing in your life so far?
  11. What is your definition of success?
  12. What is your secret ambition?
  13. Do you feel like a leader or a follower?
  14. Have you ever felt fully loved by yourself or someone else? If the answer is no, what would it take for you to feel loved? Is something inside of you blocking that?
  15. What are the major sources of stress in your life?
  16. Who is a good person?
  17. Your biggest time wasters?
  18. What emotions do they feel most of the time?
  19. Do you seize the day?
  20. Who are the most important people?
  21. How confident are you in your abilities to make decisions for yourself?
  22. How is your relationship with money?
  23. Who is your greatest role model?
  24. What lies have you been telling other people? What lies have you been telling yourself? Why?
  25. Have you let go of the mistakes you have made in the past?
  26. Are you happy doing what you are currently doing?
  27. Do you give yourself permission to fail?
  28. How does your being here in the universe change humanity for the better?
  29. Are you stuck at all? (How to get unstuck?)
  30. What role does gratitude play in your life?
  31. Are you open minded?
  32. Are you giving enough time to nurturing yourself?
  33. Your doctor calls. She informs you that you’ll be dead in six months. How does that change your life? How would you spend your remaining time on earth?
  34. What are your top 5 goals?
  35. In what areas of your life are you underestimating yourself?
  36. Who do you want to meet?
  37. Do you stand up for yourself?
  38. What activity in your life lights you up with joy?
  39. Do you let other people’s negativity affect you?
  40. Do you smile often?
  41. What excuses are you making?
  42. To your best knowledge, how do other people perceive you? PRO TIP: If you are in a group, let the others in the group share how they see the other people in the group! (This was the most fun question we had 🙂
  43. How would you like others to perceive you?
  44. What do you believe is possible for you?
  45. Do you surround yourself with positive people who honestly want the best for you?
  46. Do you keep promises you make to yourself and others?
  47. What are the most important things you have learned in life?
  48. If you could have one single wish granted, what would it be?
  49. What is one failure that you have turned into your greatest lesson?
  50. Can you be spontaneous?
  51. What do you want to experience this year?
  52. Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 and 20 years?
  53. Do you tell others what you really want?
  54. Are you moving in the direction of your dreams?
  55. What’s missing from your life? What can you do to get it?
  56. What would your perfect day look like?
  57. What is your relationship with sex?
  58. What about yourself do you like most?
  59. What does your ideal living environment look like?
  60. You’ve just inherited $100,000,000. Now that money is no longer an issue, what do you do with your life? (And how can you start doing that?)
  61. How do you feel about growing old someday?
  62. What are you most looking forward to right now?
  63. Do you believe your destiny is pre-determined or that you can shape your future however you wish?
  64. What do you want to do when you retire?
  65. What do you want people to say about you after you are no longer living?
  66. What do you believe is the meaning of your life?


My friends and I went through most of these questions during our vacation in Syvota. After the discussions it felt good to think about them alone for a while, to just let all the interesting discussions sink in.

Hope you enjoyed these self knowledge questions that I share with you. You can bookmark it for later use or share it with your friends. Happy discussing! 🙂

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