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Thrill-Seeker

Type-Three Persona: Competitor, Director, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Exotic travel
  • Science-fiction / Fantasy
  • Trying new experiences
  • Trying new cuisine
  • Leading expeditions

A Thrill-Seeker is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Competitor, Director and Explorer. That person you can see disappearing around the corner, on the search for something new - that's the Thrill-Seeker. For them, if it isn't a new experience, that nobody else has done, it's hardly worth bothering with. Natural leaders, Thrill-Seekers push things further than you might like to go. But being the first (or second) follower to a Thrill-Seeker is guaranteed to give you an exciting and revelatory time.

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

One-Upper

Type-Two Persona: Competitor, Director

Favourite play activities include:

  • Setting up challenges
  • Organising competitions
  • Leading teams in, eg, paintball

A One-Upper is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Competitor and Director. A One-Upper likes to do better than other people, and this can often be a very powerful drive. It shouldn't be assumed that this is in general directed towards negative ends - frequently One-Uppers use this urge to motivate them to contribute in positive, altruistic ways. They can, indeed, be controlling, but are often great leaders, never happy unless their whole team is delivering successfully, and are therefore great to have around (as long as their on your side!)

Trail-Blazer

Type-Two Persona: Competitor, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Adventure holidays
  • Expeditions
  • Travel to unusual places
  • Seeing how far they can push themselves
  • Extreme climbing

A Trail-Blazer is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Competitor and Explorer. A Trail-Blazer sets out into the jungle, the wild west, the oceans, before anybody else, fuelled by a competitive sense of going where nobody has gone before. They may seem completely 'out there', but follow the Trail-Blazer, because where they go, the rest of humanity could (one day) follow. You may need to rein in a Trail-Blazer... or make the choice to follow them and see where they might lead!

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!

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.

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.

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