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Broadcaster

Type-Three Persona: Artist, Competitor, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Making YouTube videos
  • Recording and sharing podcasts
  • Fronting spiritual groups
  • Competitive dance

A Broadcaster is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Artist, Competitor and Storyteller. They have a story to tell, and want the whole world to hear it. Broadcasters don't do small-scale - for them their unique way of seeing the world needs to be shared (it's better than everyone else's, you see!) so they will find a platform to share it from. Beware: cult leaders might well be Broadcasters, challenging the status quo with a good story, and reeling people in. Listen carefully to the words you hear from them, but remember it's just their tale, no matter how well-told.

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Exhibitionist

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Competitor

Favourite play activities include:

  • Poetry slams
  • Art competitions
  • Jenga
  • Hack-a-thons

An Exhibitionist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Competitor. As the name suggests, an exhibitionist is a natural show-off. They like to create things and share them (loudly!) with the world. While this can, on occasion, be annoying, they are also the ones that work hard to ensure that creative endeavour is valued by the world at large. Exhibitionists often also enjoy competition of a creative nature - whether that be poetry slams or seeing who can produce the most valuable artwork.

Cartoonist

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Creating cartoons / graphic novels
  • Immersive theatre
  • Naturalistic / representative painting

A Cartoonist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Storyteller. For a Cartoonist, creating things is rarely just a practical endeavour. They love to tell stories with their creations, building in narrative, memories and lived experiences. Beauty is less about the aesthetic and more about what it evokes in you, and how it reframes the world from some other perspective. Sometimes you'll want to ask a Cartoonist just to use words to explain what they're thinking - but this is often a mistake. They're eager to tell their story, but you must allow them to do so in their own way.

Bragger

Type-Two Persona: Competitor, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Poetry slams
  • Short-story competitions
  • Tells tales of bravado
  • Campfire storytelling

A Bragger is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Competitor and Storyteller. A Bragger loves to tell stories of valour and and victory - particularly their own! Don't be put off, because a Bragger knows how to tell them, and sees the world in terms of the ebbs and flows of human successes and failures. While this can go too far, they may also show their persona through prolific writing or other creative narrative arts, and with that practice can come great expertise.

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.

Competitor

Type-One Persona: Competitor

Favourite play activities include:

  • Sports
  • Gambling
  • Play-fighting
  • Expeditions

A Competitor is a basic, Type-One Play Persona. Motivated by an urge to do one better - often than themselves rather than other - a competitor enjoys all forms of competition. For a pure competitor, nothing is more important than winning a game or challenge - and they can get frustrated when others don't seem to be taking it seriously. A competitor is a great person to have on your side, and you can be certain they'll go the extra mile to ensure your team wins.

Storyteller

Type-One Persona: Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Writing
  • Lecturing
  • Sharing experiences
  • Imagining
  • Role-Playing

A Storyteller is a basic, Type-One Play Persona. Enjoying sharing their experience (though not necessarily using words) a storyteller often uses play to form memories as much as for the experience itself. They love to imagine - and to share the product of their imaginings with their fellow travellers. On occasion this can tend towards storytellers seeming a little distant from the action, but be reassured that this is just them storing up information to relate back later!

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