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Discover some of the significant events and experiences in each team members' identity.This activity calls for a high level of disclosure and can be high risk. It is good for a group that works closely together and has a high level of investment. Caution: can be emotional and take quite a bit of time.

Group Size



Large pieces of newsprint and markers

Set Up



Each member draws a line on a piece of paper to represent the highs, lows, significant events, turning points, etc. of her/his life to date (and any projections into the future). Each person should indicate peaks and dips and label areas of the timeline to help explain the details and significance. Once everyone is done, each member shares his/her lifelines with the group. The group can ask questions, but each member should agreee to keep what is shared as confidential.