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Parachutist

Type-Three Persona: Competitor, Joker, Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Oddball racing
  • Ironic sporting challenges
  • Competitive clowning
  • Practical joking

A Parachutist is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Competitor, Joker and Kinesthete. At first glance, a Parachutist might look like any other sportsperson or competitive sort. But look closer and you'll see they enjoy their exploits with a twist. Their activities often have an element of ironic or wit about them: they're the one running a marathon in a chicken costume, or pushing clowning a little bit further than their classmates. Parachutists tread a different path, and don't worry if nobody follows them.

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Satirist

Type-Two Persona: Competitor, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Competitive practical-joking
  • Writing status-quo challenging invective
  • Challenging dry or boring ways of viewing the world

A Satirist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Competitor and Joker. A Satirist loves to question, and push back against those that see the world in one particular way. Happy to engage in a lively debate, the Satirist uses wit to challenge standard views. They may be the one staging the biggest, best practical joke, and can be fun to have around. Sometimes they need to reel it in, and Satirists can occasion go to far - a tendency they should try to be aware of, without letting go of their innate power and charm.

Athlete

Type-Two Persona: Competitor, Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Catch
  • Football
  • Running
  • Wrestling
  • Play-fighting
  • Swimming

An Athlete is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Competitor and Kinesthete. An Athlete is your traditional sportsman or sportswoman, loving play as much for the opportunity to compete as to enjoy physical exercise. Often an Athlete doesn't care about the particular game at hand - they'll pick up a ball and kick it against the wall, wrestle with nearby friends, or run long distances against themselves or others. The attraction to competing and to movement is best kept in balance, so Athletes benefit from being encouraged to focus on both of these, rather than one to the expense of the other.

Clown

Type-Two Persona: Joker, Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Clowning
  • Subverting the uses of physical objects
  • Tumbling
  • Practical joking
  • Messing around

A Clown is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Joker and Kinesthete. Watch the Clown as they tumble, because they can be the most blessed of play personas, as everywhere is a playground for them. A chair is, for a Clown, a prop for gymnastics, a boat to sail upon, an opportunity for slapstick. They love the physical, especially where the world around them is ripe for mirth and happenstance. Clowns love their connection to the earth beneath their feet, but wear gravity lightly, as if able to shake it off at a moment's notice.

Combines traits of basic, type-one personas:

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.

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!

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.

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