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Librarian

Type-Three Persona: Collector, Director, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Reading voraciously
  • Sharing book recommendations
  • Organising poetry collections

A Librarian is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Collector, Director and Storyteller. The Librarian knows every story, and can tell you where it fits. They prescribe tales like a doctor prescribes medicine - so if you have a need for information about worlds literal or metaphorical the Librarian will point you in the right direction. Librarians are often voracious readers, either eclectically or eagerly devouring every book in a particular category - and more likely than not they'll show you how well-read they are!

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Archivist

Type-Two Persona: Collector, Director

Favourite play activities include:

  • Organising
  • Alphabetising
  • Overseeing collections

An Archivist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Collector and Director. Never happier than when organising, an Archivist loves order. They're the person you know who has strong opinions on how your clothes should be folded for storage, and can't understand how you can just fling them in the cupboard. They can always find items that they own, and may find it frustrating to be confronted with mysteries. This makes them persistent investigators, and great to have on your side when you want to get to the bottom of a puzzle.

Editor

Type-Two Persona: Collector, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Reading
  • Collecting books
  • Editorial work
  • Trying multiple storytelling forms
  • Trying new food

An Editor is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Collector and Storyteller. They enjoy bringing together different stories and memories, and frequently delight in seeing the comparisons between them. Often Editors are voracious readers, but their thirst for storytelling could easily be found in creative forms - interpretative dance, for example. In fact, Editors might well enjoy lots of different ways of sharing their narrative.

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:

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.

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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