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Botanist

Type-Three Persona: Artist, Collector, Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Gardening
  • Cataloguing
  • Close-drawing
  • Photography
  • Bird-spotting
  • Nature walks

A Botanist is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Artist, Collector and Kinesthete. A Botanist loves the wild world out there. Never happier than when physically out in nature, they're likely to be taking specimens, drawing them, and identifying their favourite colours. Natural gardeners, a Botanist puts in the graft but also enjoys having a beautiful place to be when its ready. They're unlikely to settle for a single favourite orchid, much preferring as much variety and abundance as possible.

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Researcher

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Collector

Favourite play activities include:

  • Gathering pretty objects
  • Bottle-collecting
  • Drawing (particularly around a theme)
  • Collecting art

A Researcher is a play persona combining Artist and Collector. With a passion for both beauty and organising, a researcher may seek to have a complete set of attractive objects. He or she may enjoy seeking out items – for example through scouring flea markets or antiques shops. For a researcher the hunt for objects is just as important as having them – but then, having them is also as important as the hunt!

Puppeteer

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Puppetry
  • Dance
  • Large-canvas painting
  • Sculpture
  • Collage

A Puppeteer is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Kinesthete. A Puppeteer enjoys creating using their body and their own movement. They may enjoy physical art, dance, as well as sculpture and (of course) puppets. For a Puppeteer, movement is about commenting on the world, and, vice versa, understanding the world is about how we move through it. If you find it tough to understand what a Puppeteer is trying to say, have a go at putting yourself physically into the space they create - see the world from their perspective, and in their shoes.

Gymnast

Type-Two Persona: Collector, Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Yoga
  • Multiple sports
  • Wide games
  • Playground games

A Gymnast is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Collector and Kinesthete. A Gymnast is flexible, enjoys movement, and always wanting to find new and different ones. Gymnasts frequently play any number of different sports, or other activities that get them using their body. They're the ones who try every different variety of yoga, always wanting to add new positions to their practice, or who love to play all the different positions in the football team.

Combines traits of basic, type-one personas:

Artist

Type-One Persona: Artist

Favourite play activities include:

  • Colouring-in
  • Drawing
  • Doodling
  • Visiting galleries
  • Watching nature
  • Choosing colours for painting rooms / wallpaper / furniture

An Artist is one of the basic, single-type Play Personas. He or she loves to observe or create beauty in the world. An artist derives pleasure from creating – whether that’s building a structure from just the right selection of Lego, or life-drawing in charcoal. If you’re an artist, you might also enjoy going to galleries, listening to music, or watching a gorgeous sunset.

Collector

Type-One Persona: Collector

Favourite play activities include:

  • Collecting (stamps, bottles, etc.)
  • Visiting sets of places
  • Organising, alphabetising, etc.

A Collector is a basic, type-one Play Persona. A collector, you'll be unsurprised to hear, enjoys collecting. This doesn't necessarily mean physical objects, but could just as easily be experiences. Collectors like to set themselves challenges, and are frequently motivated as much by completeness (visiting every single restaurant in the top 100!) as by the experience itself. They may also like to do something on a daily basis, and are motivated by the need to maintain an unbroken chain.

Kinesthete

Type-One Persona: Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Trampolining
  • Running
  • Tumbling
  • Yoga

A Kinesthete is a basic, Type-One Play Persona. A kinesthete loves to move. Never happier than when their attention is on their body, they enjoy any physical activity that gets the blood pumping. Kinesthetes may enjoy sports for the experience more than the competition - and simply want to take movement to its furthest possible extent.

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