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.
The Ligger has one defining character - they're tight. Their mission on holiday is to pay for nothing. They can talk their way into a party and out of a bill without anyone even noticing. They can blag their way through life, merging work with pleasure to get ahead in their chosen career. Familiar tactics include hanging back on the way to the pub to avoid getting the round in and leaving their wallet back at the cottage. Don't let them run the kitty. They'll schmooze you into not caring about 'a few pence here and there'. But you'll forgive them because you had a good time.