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Mover

Type-Three Persona: Explorer, Kinesthete, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Travel
  • Imaginative storytelling
  • Guided meditation
  • Experimental art

A Mover is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Explorer, Kinesthete and Storyteller. A Mover loves to... well, move. Move themselves. Move others. Move to exotic climbs. They love to explore, with their body, and with stories. Play for a Mover is all about imagination - and they'll take you on flights of fancy and travel themselves into other imaginary worlds. They love coming close to this in the real world, of course, loving travel and physical movement as well.

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Aerialist

Type-Two Persona: Explorer, Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Outdoor play
  • Socialising with friends
  • Trying out new physical games
  • Journeys on foot / by bike / by canoe

An Aerialist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Explorer and Kinesthete. An Aerialist often loves the great outdoors, moving at speed, and feeling the wind beneath their wings. They are frequently on the move - as much for the feeling of movement as to get somewhere new - but they're the perfect teacher if you need to learn to love the journey rather than simply the destination. Just try to keep up with them!

Bard

Type-Two Persona: Explorer, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Travel writing
  • Having new emotional experiences
  • Reading fantasy / science-fiction
  • Exploration (of culture as well as geography)

A Bard is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Explorer and Storyteller. They are on an eternal search for new experiences and stories to tell about them. For a Bard, these two things cannot be separated - the journey is the story, and the story must be about the journey. You may hear tales of fantasy from a Bard, but they will be telling you about human experience and the condition of being alive. For a Bard unless they are constantly fed new ways of seeing the world they do not feel alive - so don't be surprised if they're up and off before they've finished telling you the current tale.

Dancer

Type-Two Persona: Kinesthete, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Dance
  • Sports writing
  • Mime
  • Creating a journey stick

A Dancer is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Kinesthete and Storyteller. A Dancer uses their body to tell you about the world. They see all movement as change, a step in a wider narrative, intimate or grand. Watch what a Dancer says with their body, because they feel truths in the pressure on their skin that others miss only using their eyes and ears. They may also love to speak of physical experiences they've had, interpreting and retelling what others might only hold onto for a particular moment in time.

Combines traits of basic, type-one personas:

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.

Kinesthete

Type-One Persona: Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Trampolining
  • Running
  • Tumbling
  • Yoga

A Kinesthete is a basic, Type-One Play Persona. A kinesthete loves to move. Never happier than when their attention is on their body, they enjoy any physical activity that gets the blood pumping. Kinesthetes may enjoy sports for the experience more than the competition - and simply want to take movement to its furthest possible extent.

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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