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Chef

Type-Three Persona: Artist, Director, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Cooking
  • Setting up artistic jokes
  • Leading others in creative mischief

A Chef is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Artist, Director and Joker. Look closely and you'll see that the Chef is a rare combination: a creative, a leader and a rebel. They love to whip up a storm, making things that are aesthetically pleasing, but also a bit different from what you might expect. In their kitchen, the Chef rules - and whilst people follow, it doesn't mean they have no way of expressing their creativity or sense of mischief themselves. Beware the over-zealous Chef, though, who leads people to chaos as an act of rebellion!

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Conductor

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Director

Favourite play activities include:

  • Conducting music
  • Technical drawing
  • Leading building

A Conductor is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Director. They love to enable others to express themselves. A Conductor often wants to create bigger artworks than they can do alone, so enlists those around them to help. Frequently, the results are far greater than without a Conductor, but those that follow should remember that they, too, should express their own creativity in making the communal work!

Surrealist

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Nonsense poetry
  • Creating abstract art
  • Colouring in... while ignoring the lines
  • Building elegant practical jokes
  • Trompe l'oeil art

A Surrealist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Joker. A surrealist loves to challenge perceptions, and presents a view of the world that is at odds with usual expectations. They don't take themselves too seriously - even during the most earnest of creative endeavours - and frequently their words hum with an ambiguity about whether they are really proposing the preposterous things they seem to be. Part of the joy of having the surrealist around is that they love to share their zany view of the world - but for some other personas this can feel a little destabilising.

Prankster

Type-Two Persona: Director, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Practical jokes
  • Questioning standard ways of doing things
  • Setting up challenging situations (in a friendly way)

A Prankster is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Director and Joker. A Prankster is a natural practical joker - driven to lead others in merriment. For a Prankster having control of a situation is, in fact, an invitation to chaos. They love to see what will unfold when people are placed in a position that challenges their standard approaches to life - but always in a friendly way, with a smile. Life is never quiet or steady with a Prankster around, but nor is it boring.

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.

Director

Type-One Persona: Director

Favourite play activities include:

  • Refereeing
  • Conducting music
  • Directing theatre
  • Directing films
  • Dungeon-master

A Director is a basic, single-type Play Persona. A director loves to be in charge, and are frequently natural-born leaders. While on occasion they can tip over into being controlling, a director is a great person to have around. They'll be the one who wants to organise play activities, set up friends to meet one another, and loves to be able to sit back and watch their plan come together.

Joker

Type-One Persona: Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Comedy
  • Practical jokes
  • Puns
  • Play-acting
  • Surreal play
  • Colour runs

A Joker is a basic, Type-One Play Persona. A joker loves to muck around, and frequently resists rules and constraints. They'll be the one who relishes chaos and the unexpected. They can be difficult to have around if you're a stickler for rules - but they can probably teach you a thing or two about letting go of your preconceived ideas of how play should unfold, and encourage you to go with the flow!

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