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How to use this guide

This guide contains several questionson the topic of ego that you can choose from when hosting a #globalguytalk. They have been divided into different categories: decide which questions you will answer and in which order. Choose questions based on what is most suitable for the target group and the local context.


The first time I admitted that I think it’s very hard to apologise – even when I know I’ve done something wrong – was during a #globalguytalk. I just don’t want to admit to being wrong. One time, a friend and I were talking, and we disagreed on which year a movie came out. Even though he googled the answer and proved himself right, I just wouldn’t admit it. I just couldn’t let him be right after sticking to my theory for so long. I’ve realised that I won’t benefit from being so proud and stubborn, so nowadays I try to be more humble.

This story shows you how you can open up and speak from the heart when joining the #globalguytalk. The topics in this guide are: suspicion, jealousy, status and appearance.

Warm-up statements – answer yes or no

  • I’ve felt jealous when someone I love has spent time with others. 
  • I have high self-esteem.
  • I have treated someone poorly to boost my own social status.
  • I think it’s hard to admit when I’m wrong.