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116 Examples of Life Experience

 , updated on January 05, 2024
A life experience is an experience that changes an individual. This is associated with hardships, problems, risk taking, effort and originality whereby individuals stretch themselves to improve their character, talents and knowledge. Life experience can be found in both failures and successes, positives and negatives but is seldom a passive experience. For example, if you travel it may be the problems you face that end up being transformative and memorable whereas moments of convenience and comfort may have little effect. The following are common types of life experience.
Adventure
Ageing
Alienation
Argument
Artist creation
Building things
Business failure
Business travel
Career changes
Caring for a pet
Celebrations
Coaching
Computing & Coding
Comradery
Conflict resolution
Craft
Creative expression (e.g. cosplay)
Creative projects (e.g. diy)
Cuisine & dining (e.g. learning to cook)
Dance
Dealing with difficult people
Dealing with uncertainty
Debate
Demonstrating courage
Design
Difficult conversations
Disappointment
Diverse environments
Divorce, separations & breakups
Emergencies
Enduring times when you are misunderstood
Engineering
Exercise
Experiences in nature
Failed investments
Family
Festivals
Fired / laid off
Forgiveness
Freedom
Friendships
Giving birth
Goal achievement
Grandparenting
Hiking, camping & outdoor activities
Hobbies
Home ownership
Housework
Immersion in a culture
Immigrating
Independence
Industry conferences
Influencing people
Insults & injustices
Intensive periods of training
Leadership
Learning a language
Loss of loved ones
Management
Managing risk
Marriage and partnerships
Meaningful conversations
Meetings
Military service
Mistakes & failure
Moments of wonder
Musical performances
Natural disasters
Nightlife
Obstacles
Office politics
Overcoming a fear
Overcoming a limitation
Parenting
Performance art
Personal reflection
Personal sacrifice (e.g. caring for a relative)
Play
Politics
Practice & self-discipline
Problems
Project failure
Project management
Protests
Public speaking
Pursuing intentions & goals
Pursuit of aesthetics (e.g. street fashion)
Reading
Reconciliation & redemption
Recreation
Rejection
Religion & spirituality
Research
Respect & trust
Responsibilities and accountability
Risk taking
Rites of passage
Romance
School assignments
School clubs & activities
School culture
School trips
Selfless acts
Sickness & pain
Social acceptance & belonging
Social events
Sports
Starting a business
Studying / test taking
Taking the high road
Teaching, tutoring & mentoring
Teamwork
Travel
Video games & immersive experiences
Volunteering
Work

Social Experience

Experience dealing with other people and building relationships in different settings.

Cultural Experiences

Engaging, participating and interacting with culture including traditional culture and new culture such as a music, art or fashion scene.

Discussion

Life experience implies that you learn something from an experience or that it transforms your character or thinking. Where this is positive, this process is known as personal growth.
Taking the high road
is the experience of remaining reasonable in the face of unreasonable behavior. This fights the common urge to match the poor behaviors of others or to escalate.

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