The Godsend . The Performer . The Joker . The Martyr . The Sherpa . The Ligger . The Trojan . The Shirker . What's your type?
To help you form the perfect party and get a balance of personalities, we've drawn up a list of holiday archetypes. We've defined people by what they do or don't do. You may cringe at one or two and say hey, that's me. But secretly, we'd all like to know who and what we are. Don't worry, we're not about to subject you to Jungian psychoanalysis. For one, we're not qualified, and two, it's a bit deep for holidays. So, we promise to keep it light and have some fun. And if we strike a nerve, let's hope it's the funny bone.
Always looks on the bright side of life (especially on holiday). It's essential that at least one of your party is funny and the rest of you have a sense of humour, the more warped the better. As a child, they used their wit to weave their way through school and it's probably been the spark of most of their adult relationships. The Joker is spontaneous and will conjure a laugh out of almost anything. This can be verbal wisecracks or physical slapstick, such as stepping in cow dung on a country walk. Their timing is impeccable. Their pauses are legendary. If they leave you in stitches and leave others cold, so what, they entertain you and you're the one booking the holiday.