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Experiencer

Type-Three Persona: Artist, Collector, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Immersive theatre
  • Extreme dining
  • Travel to exotic, beautiful locations
  • Making new, experimental objects

An Experiencer is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Artist, Collector and Explorer. For an Experiencer life is all about the discovery of the new and the different. Whether it's new forms of art or strange, challenging foods, an Experiencer seeks out that which others might well shy away from. For many, they go too far, and try things that most would avoid. If you dare, though, follow them, and you're sure to have a time like you've never had before!

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!

Musician

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Playing music
  • Visiting cathedrals
  • Reading
  • Composing

A Musician is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Explorer. A musician loves to explore and create, and will frequently be just as interested in trying out new looks and techniques than getting the perfect, beautiful results.

Treasure-Hunter

Type-Two Persona: Collector, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Geo-caching
  • Searching for antiques
  • Flea-market scouring
  • Exotic collecting
  • Visiting unusual places, to tick them off

A Treasure-Hunter is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Collector and Explorer. Ah, the Treasure-Hunter! Most glamorous of play personas! And yet, those who don't follow this calling rarely realise how much hard work goes into it. Extensive research and - yes - much disappointment comes before something is to be found. It is also to be remembered that what counts as treasure for some may be junk for others. A Treasure-Hunter values their collection for itself, not for monetary worth, though frequently rarity plays some part. They also may enjoy travelling to far-flung reaches, as much to tick them off as for the place itself. But the sense of adventure that Treasure-Hunters exude is certainly real!

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.

Explorer

Type-One Persona: Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Treasure-hunts
  • Travel
  • Trying new cuisines

An Explorer is a basic, single-type Play Persona. Motivated by a sense of adventure, an explorer likes to discover new things. That could be new music, always looking for the latest (though not necessarily the greatest) band. They often love travel - and the more unusual and different from their normal experience the better.

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