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Madman

Type-Three Persona: Artist, Explorer, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Contemporary circus
  • Imaginary treasure hunt
  • Nonsense poetry
  • Surreal art

A Madman is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Artist, Explorer and Joker. A Madman challenges everything about the world they find themselves in. Through creativity or art, through wit or satire, through exploration and discovery, they love to look beneath the hood, upside down or round the corner. To the external observer a Madman might seem, well, mad, but it's just that they aren't fully understood. Sometimes their schemes really are off the wall, but stick around them and you might just find your worldview revolutionised yourself!

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

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.

Surrealist

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Nonsense poetry
  • Creating abstract art
  • Colouring in... while ignoring the lines
  • Building elegant practical jokes
  • Trompe l'oeil art

A Surrealist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Joker. A surrealist loves to challenge perceptions, and presents a view of the world that is at odds with usual expectations. They don't take themselves too seriously - even during the most earnest of creative endeavours - and frequently their words hum with an ambiguity about whether they are really proposing the preposterous things they seem to be. Part of the joy of having the surrealist around is that they love to share their zany view of the world - but for some other personas this can feel a little destabilising.

Experimenter

Type-Two Persona: Explorer, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Trying new things
  • Finger-painting
  • Random craft classes
  • Science experiments
  • Cooking new recipes
  • Inventing new recipes

An Experimenter is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Explorer and Joker. For an Experimenter play is about having a go, seeing what happens, and enjoying the consequences no matter what unfolds. They're the ones who dive right in when there's paint to be put to canvas, and delight as much as the murky messes as the grand masters. They love the new, but also the old turned upside-down and seen afresh. An Experimenter is great to have around for their ability to really test a different approach, and happy demeanour in both success and failure.

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.

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.

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!

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