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100 Interesting Things to Write about Yourself (for teens & young adults)

Do you find it challenging to find topics to write about?

Are you trying to write and can't figure out what to write?

Writing is not for a selected few. Everybody should know how to write. In fact, everybody writes. If you're having difficulty finding topics to write on, you can start by writing about yourself.

Writing about yourself is a process of self-discovery. It can help you learn more about yourself, your likes, dislikes, etc. You will discover things you didn't know about yourself. It is simply personal growth at its best.

You will understand some challenges you've been able to overcome, what you've achieved, and areas you need to work on.

I have compiled a list of 100 things you can write about yourself. It's going to be fun writing and discovering yourself.

Let's start

Things to write about yourself

  1. Who are you?

  2. What interests you the most?

  3. Describe one of your earliest childhood memories.

  4. Write about your role as a child in your family. What kind of chores do you do?

  5. What are your hobbies and why do you find them exciting?

  6. Write about a teacher, coach, or mentor who inspired you. How has their influence shaped you and the life you’re living? What do you wish you could tell them?

  7. What would be your biggest accomplishment in life, and why?

  8. Who is your best friend? Describe how you met and what keeps your friendship going.

  9. What is the unique thing about you?

  10. What are 10 interesting things about you?

  11. Write about what makes you happy?

  12. Write about what makes you sad?

  13. Write about 3-5 goals that you have for high school and how you'll achieve them.

  14. Write about a time when you were truly frightened. What happened? How did you feel?

  15. write in detail about your most successful moment so far. What did it take to get there? How did it feel to be successful?

  16. What is your favorite pet animal?

  17. Write about your biggest dream in the future.

  18. Describe a physical feature of yours that you really like.

  19. What are you most grateful for?

  20. Tell your story about how you won something, like a contest, a game, or a raffle.

  21. How do you take care of your mental health?

  22. Write about a trait you inherited or picked up from a parent.

  23. Write about a way in which you are very different from a parent.

  24. Write about a kind of exercise or physical activity you enjoy.

  25. Write about your calling in life.

  26. Write about a habit that you’ve been struggling with for a long time.

  27. Write about an external situation that you’ve been struggling with for years.

  28. What is something you are good at doing?

  29. What is your favorite color and why?

  30. What is the story behind your name?

  31. Which country do you want to visit and why?

  32. What is your favorite cartoon?

  33. What do you want to be when you grow up and why?

  34. What is your favorite thing about school?

  35. Write about what you would like to change about your school.

  36. Are you shy about your body? Or are you comfortable with it? Why?

  37. Write about your favorite spot in your home, and why you like it.

  38. Write about one of the most admirable classmates or coworkers you’ve ever had.

  39. Write about one of the worst classmates or coworkers you’ve ever had.

  40. Tell your story about the time you succeeded at something because you didn't give up.

  41. What is something that makes you almost unreasonably angry?

  42. Write about an object you own that has religious, spiritual, or symbolic significance to you.

  43. What are the 5 things that made you smile this week?

  44. Write an apology note to a part of your body for insulting it in the past.

  45. Write a note thanking a part of your body for doing such a good job.

  46. Tell your story about when you had a delightful guest in your home.

  47. What is your passion? or What do you like doing?

  48. Describe the time you were a guest in an unusual home.

  49. What was the strangest course or class you ever took?

  50. Write about a time when you tried your best – and it didn’t pan out. How did you get over it?

  51. Write about a small thing you accomplished this week.

  52. Write about the ways that your hometown has changed over the years.

  53. Write about a way your country is changing for the better.

  54. Describe someone who bullied you as a child. Why do you think they did it?

  55. Do you believe that things happen for a reason, or do they just happen randomly? Why do you think this?

  56. Do you believe that you have a lot of control over your destiny or future? Why or why not?

  57. Write down a funny story that your family likes to tell again and again.

  58. Tell your story about a time you got injured or were in an accident.

  59. Write about some of the things you do at home when you’re completely alone.

  60. Tell your story about how you learned a new skill.

  61. Describe the way you get to school or to work every day.

  62. Propose a frivolous or ridiculous law that you would like to implement, and explain your reasoning.

  63. Write about something you did (or didn’t do) that you’re proud of from a moral or religious standpoint.

  64. Tell your story about having a great time at a party.

  65. Tell your story about a party you wish you had never attended or hosted.

  66. If you had a whole day free of responsibilities or chores, how would you spend it?

  67. What makes you feel powerful?

  68. What is your favorite country and why?

  69. Which city would you like to explore if you're given a chance?

  70. Where would you like to live, and why?

  71. What's the biggest mistake you've ever made and what did you learn?

  72. Write about an animal with whom you’ve felt a close kinship and describe your relationship.

  73. Do you think people make snap judgments about you based on your appearance? Are they accurate or not?

  74. What’s something that people don’t learn about your personality unless they get to know you very well?

  75. Write about something that terrified you as a child.

  76. Write about a particular phobia or fear you have now. If you’re not scared of anything, write about that!

  77. Write about something you believe that isn’t a particularly popular belief.

  78. What’s something you wanted badly as a child? Did you get it? If so, was it everything you hoped? If not, did it matter?

  79. When you’re feeling sad or down, what are ways that you make yourself feel better?

  80. What is your favorite season and why?

  81. What would you like to invent and why?

  82. Where do you want to travel to as a kid? As a teenager? As an adult?

  83. Where do you want to live as an adult?

  84. What is your favorite food? Describe it in detail.

  85. What is your best outfit and why?

  86. What is your favorite book?

  87. Do you find it challenging reading books and why? If you don't, write about that.

  88. What is your favorite bible verse?

  89. What is your religious belief?

  90. What is the most challenging thing you prayed about and got answers to?

  91. What animal do you act like and why?

  92. What are the best motivating words you tell yourself?

  93. Write about you can contribute to making the world a better place.

  94. What do you have to say to your future self?

  95. Write about one of your most valuable talents.

  96. Write about the new skill you learned.

  97. Who are your friends? Why do you consider them your friends? Are there any remarkable impacts they've made in your life?

  98. Write about the best summer holiday you've had. What memories can you remember?

  99. Describe your favorite toy or game as a child.

  100. Write about one of your best qualities.

So above are the things you can write about yourself. What would you write about first? pick one and start writing. Whatever you discover about yourself, remember that you are not perfect and there is room for corrections. Relax and learn more about yourself.

Have fun writing!

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