Just as there are different personality types and people have different interests, there are different ways that people feel playful.
Dr. René T. Proyer outlines 4 playfulness types.
Other-directed: Those who like to fool around with friends and acquaintances
Light-hearted: People who regard their whole live as a type of game
Intellectual: Those who like to play with thoughts and ideas, and are able to turn monotonous tasks into something interesting
Whimsical: Tend to be interested in ‘strange and unusual things’ and are amused by small, everyday observations
Here is an unscientific quiz based on those 4 types that can perhaps shed some light on your playful type. (If you can’t relate to some of the questions because your life is so busy, think back to a time that you were less busy, like when you were a kid.)