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Conman

Type-Three Persona: Director, Joker, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Shaggy dog stories
  • Narrative pranks
  • Directing comedies
  • Long-running practical jokes

A Conman is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Director, Joker and Storyteller. Don't be put off by the name: the Conman has lots to be said for them. They love to enjoy a bit of control, and have a way with words to get others to follow where they lead. But for a Conman the truth should never get int he way of a good story, and a story is there to make an audience smile. Fun to have around, just don't get carried away by their flights of fancy.

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

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.

Dramatist

Type-Two Persona: Director, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Leading book groups / writing groups
  • Starting a campfire storytelling circle
  • Setting up short-story competitions
  • Compering open mic nights

A Dramatist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Director and Storyteller. Never happier than when helping others to tell their stories, Dramatists often lead from the front, but know when to quieten down and let others take centre-stage. Conversely, Dramatists may be drawn to the tales of great leaders, and exult those they see as having supported others in their successes.

Comedian

Type-Two Persona: Joker, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Telling jokes
  • Shaggy dog stories
  • Witty banter
  • Fancy-dress parties
  • Jigsaws

A Comedian is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Joker and Storyteller. Just as you'd expect, a Comedian is a great person to have around. Witty and eager to share, they're frequently the life of the party. Beware, though, of underestimating the Comedian - their levity might well hide a desire to share their truth about the world, and to question the status quo. If you're a Comedian remember to stop and check whether what you're saying really is just a bit of fun - or whether something much more serious lurks underneath the surface. Just don't tone down the funny - everyone loves it!

Combines traits of basic, type-one personas:

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!

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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