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Sculptor

Type-Three Persona: Artist, Kinesthete, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Sculpture
  • Pottery
  • Dance
  • Writing graphic novels
  • Walking / journeying

A Sculptor is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Artist, Kinesthete and Storyteller. A Sculptor tells stories through physical creativity. While that may be in the form of three-dimensional art, it might also be dance, or other sporting endeavours. To a Sculptor a game is more about self-expression than competition and they'll certainly be the one advocating for a fair, fun experience over winning or losing.

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Puppeteer

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Kinesthete

Favourite play activities include:

  • Puppetry
  • Dance
  • Large-canvas painting
  • Sculpture
  • Collage

A Puppeteer is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Kinesthete. A Puppeteer enjoys creating using their body and their own movement. They may enjoy physical art, dance, as well as sculpture and (of course) puppets. For a Puppeteer, movement is about commenting on the world, and, vice versa, understanding the world is about how we move through it. If you find it tough to understand what a Puppeteer is trying to say, have a go at putting yourself physically into the space they create - see the world from their perspective, and in their shoes.

Cartoonist

Type-Two Persona: Artist, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Creating cartoons / graphic novels
  • Immersive theatre
  • Naturalistic / representative painting

A Cartoonist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Artist and Storyteller. For a Cartoonist, creating things is rarely just a practical endeavour. They love to tell stories with their creations, building in narrative, memories and lived experiences. Beauty is less about the aesthetic and more about what it evokes in you, and how it reframes the world from some other perspective. Sometimes you'll want to ask a Cartoonist just to use words to explain what they're thinking - but this is often a mistake. They're eager to tell their story, but you must allow them to do so in their own way.

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:

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.

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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