I've been doing a course locally that has just finished today, at the end of the session the facilitators asked us all to write something positive about everyone there - on a folded sheet we passed around. For some reason, as quite often grumpy, and misbehaved course members we loved it. Total silence, well almost, for twenty minutes of furious scribbling. And the lovely thing was getting to say to everyone something you might not say in person, apart from maybe on a leaving card or birthday card.
None of it was about shoes, or handbags, as far as I know and I really enjoyed giving positive feedback to all of the course members. Of course, embarrassingly there were a few who I could not remember/did not know their names so did not write anything for. But for most people we all wrote a small paragraph each.
And then at the end of the afternoon we got to take our pieces of paper full of loveliness home. Apparently I'm funny, goodness knows why, and positive and outgoing. So that is fantastic. Of course I'm intelligent and of good character too.
I never want to do the opposite exercise - can you imagine getting pages of negative personality traits. Actually it sounds like the worst kind of NHS team building from the old days. I remember one session in North London where we were supposed to be throwing balls to each other and we ended up chucking them all as quickly as we could at some people so they could not catch them. Nice.