Human Knot


  • To sharpen communication skills and to reveal who is patient during times of frustration or who takes on a leadership role.


  • Have participants stand in a circle, shoulder to shoulder.
  • Each person has to reach out their right hand and grab another right hand of a different person at random.
  • Repeat with left hands.
  • The group must untangle the circle without releasing hands within half an hour (or any time frame set by the facilitator).
  • If the group is too large, make multiple smaller circles and have the separate groups compete. It’s best done with groups of 10 to 15 people.

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