EQ Thumball Set

Develop Emotional Intelligence (EQ) through meaningful conversations.

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Emotional Intelligence is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s).

We've specially selected this set of 6 Silver Series Thumballs, with more than 150 discussion topics, to stimulate conversations around Emotional Intelligence. Choose a ball that will help stir up simple conversation or develop deeper understanding about the world around you. The balls are super easy to use! Just toss it to another player and ask the recipient to look under their thumb and respond to the prompt.


Make it easy to talk about Emotional Intelligence in a fun and casual way, as well as build these five essential EQ competencies:

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Self-Regulation
  3. Motivation
  4. Empathy
  5. Social Skills

With these playful tools, see how participants can learn more about EQ and develop critical skills associated with Emotional Intelligence:

  • Learn the five skills associated with Emotional Intelligence, plus examine motivations and techniques to manage emotions * [EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE]
  • Build bridges by asking the right questions and taking the time to listen * [DEVELOP TRUST - empathy and social skills]
  • Find shared interests and experiences with others in your group * [COMMON GROUND - social skills]
  • Develop rapport, camaraderie, and understanding about what makes each person unique * [WHAT MAKES YOU YOU? - self-awareness and motivation]
  • Explore ways to move beyond the past and into the future * [DEVELOPING RESILIENCE - self-regulation] 
  • Practice developing social skills by learning more about friends, family, or colleagues *  [GETTING TO KNOW YOU - empathy and social skills] 

The Emotional Intelligence Thumball Set is conveniently packaged in a large mesh bag, allowing you to carry them around comfortably and stay organized. Each Silver Series Thumball (6" stuffed vinyl ball) looks like a cool soccer ball but is pre-printed with 32 questions/discussion prompts. They are suited for adults and teens alike!


Following are more details about each of the popular Silver Series Thumballs in the Emotional Intelligence set:

  1. Emotional Intelligence Thumball: Develop your teams’ EQ by facilitating conversations that help participants grow more aware of their motivations, measure their reactions to difficult situations, and hone techniques to manage those emotions.
  2. Building Trust Thumball: Build bridges by fostering trust and respect and developing shared understanding about interests, values, and sensitivities.
  3. Common Ground Thumball:  Discover shared experiences and interests. As you try to generate conversation to build new friendships and relationships, a key challenge is finding "common ground." This ball offers a fun way to uncover these commonalities.
  4. What Makes You You Thumball: Set the groundwork for deeper conversations. It was developed to help groups scratch below the surface and explore motivations, goals, and what makes you tick. 
  5. Developing ResilienceThumball: Explore how individuals and teams can foster patience, acceptance, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, and personal composure.
  6. Getting to Know You Thumball: Ask probing questions that get to your phobias, wishes, and favorite moments. For individuals who know each other pretty well already, it's an excellent way to dig a little deeper and learn something more!

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EQ Thumball Set

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