In Stuart Brown's book Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, he talks about how we have play personalities. He offers eight different categories and he makes it very clear that these categories aren't scientifically based, but a product of his years of observation.
Where do you fit in these eight personalities?
1. The Joker -- makes people laugh, plays practical jokes.
2. The Kinesthete -- loves to move, dance, swim, play sports.
3. The Explorer -- goes to new places, meets new people, seeks out new experiences (physically or mentally).
4. The Competitor -- loves all forms of competition, has fun keeping score.
5. The Director -- enjoys planning and executing events and experiences, like throwing parties, organizing outings, and leading.
6. The Collector -- loves the thrill of collecting, whether objects or experiences.
7. The Artist/Creator -- finds joy in making things, fixing things, decorating, working with his or her hands.
8. The Storyteller -- loves to use imagination to create and absorb stories, in novels, movies, plays, performances.