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Maverick

Type-Three Persona: Director, Explorer, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Science experimentation
  • Leading expeditions
  • Setting up elaborate practical jokes

A Maverick is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Director, Explorer and Joker. A maverick likes to do things their own way - and take others with them on the ride. They'll be at the forefront of innovation, and are great people to have around to challenge preconceived ways of doing things. They may seem a little ahead of the curve, and need reining in a little, but don't worry: they'll be off again testing the next hypothesis without stopping to mope!

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Pioneer

Type-Two Persona: Director, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Orienteering
  • Geo-caching

A Pioneer is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Director and Explorer. A pioneer leads from the front, driving into unchartered territory. They can sometimes lead people astray, but as often as not they're the first to hit upon the next big craze - and so you'll be glad to have a Pioneer around to help you be ahead of the crowd!

Prankster

Type-Two Persona: Director, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Practical jokes
  • Questioning standard ways of doing things
  • Setting up challenging situations (in a friendly way)

A Prankster is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Director and Joker. A Prankster is a natural practical joker - driven to lead others in merriment. For a Prankster having control of a situation is, in fact, an invitation to chaos. They love to see what will unfold when people are placed in a position that challenges their standard approaches to life - but always in a friendly way, with a smile. Life is never quiet or steady with a Prankster around, but nor is it boring.

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:

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.

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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