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Impresario

Type-Three Persona: Artist, Competitor, Director

Favourite play activities include:

  • Setting up art competitions
  • Judging
  • Building creative ventures
  • Leading a team construction
  • Raft-making and racing

An Impresario is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Artist, Competitor and Director. An Impresario is a creative leader. With a drive to reach the top, they sponsor, lead, manage, engender, and in every way chivvy others into showing their artistic side in the world. This could be shown in putting together theatrical shows; leading an architecture studio; being a building foreman; launching a circus festival. When they can sit back, and see the job of others (and know that everyone is aware of the Impresario's part) they are truly happy.

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.

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!

One-Upper

Type-Two Persona: Competitor, Director

Favourite play activities include:

  • Setting up challenges
  • Organising competitions
  • Leading teams in, eg, paintball

A One-Upper is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Competitor and Director. A One-Upper likes to do better than other people, and this can often be a very powerful drive. It shouldn't be assumed that this is in general directed towards negative ends - frequently One-Uppers use this urge to motivate them to contribute in positive, altruistic ways. They can, indeed, be controlling, but are often great leaders, never happy unless their whole team is delivering successfully, and are therefore great to have around (as long as their on your side!)

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.

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.

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