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Gardener

Type-Three Persona: Artist, Director, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Gardening
  • Evangelising
  • Raising animals
  • Breeding new animals

A Gardener is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Artist, Director and Storyteller. They love to bring together others to create vast, beautiful narratives. For them, the story of the world is one of all mankind's creative expression, so they see science and medicine as enablers to that end. A Gardener likes to raise their plants - or their flock - to follow them, so beware their tendency toward control and evangelism. It's easy to get swept up in the Gardener's story!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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