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Troll

Type-Three Persona: Competitor, Joker, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Sending themselves up
  • Taking the mickey
  • Comedy slams
  • Long-form satire

A Troll is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Competitor, Joker and Storyteller. Everything is a joke for a Troll, and they consider po-faced and over-serious anyone that is unable to laugh at themselves. For a Troll taking yourself too seriously is the biggest possible downer, and so they're constantly on the look-out for opportunities to send themselves or others up. Get on the wrong side of the Troll and you'll feel it, but seeing the world from their perspective is to hold everything a little bit lighter and less seriously.

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.

Bragger

Type-Two Persona: Competitor, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Poetry slams
  • Short-story competitions
  • Tells tales of bravado
  • Campfire storytelling

A Bragger is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Competitor and Storyteller. A Bragger loves to tell stories of valour and and victory - particularly their own! Don't be put off, because a Bragger knows how to tell them, and sees the world in terms of the ebbs and flows of human successes and failures. While this can go too far, they may also show their persona through prolific writing or other creative narrative arts, and with that practice can come great expertise.

Comedian

Type-Two Persona: Joker, Storyteller

Favourite play activities include:

  • Telling jokes
  • Shaggy dog stories
  • Witty banter
  • Fancy-dress parties
  • Jigsaws

A Comedian is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Joker and Storyteller. Just as you'd expect, a Comedian is a great person to have around. Witty and eager to share, they're frequently the life of the party. Beware, though, of underestimating the Comedian - their levity might well hide a desire to share their truth about the world, and to question the status quo. If you're a Comedian remember to stop and check whether what you're saying really is just a bit of fun - or whether something much more serious lurks underneath the surface. Just don't tone down the funny - everyone loves it!

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!

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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