OCCUPATION THESAURUS

STREET PERFORMER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Also known as buskers, street performers put their talents or skills on display in a public space. This might be a street corner, shopping mall, or subway station, to name just a few possibilities. Many street performers are musicians, but they may exhibit other talents, such as dancing, painting, sleight-of-hand, circus acts, poetry reading, or storytelling.

Depending on the location and circumstances (if they're hawking merchandise, for instance), some performers will have to obtain a permit to use the space, so take that into consideration if your character chooses to follow this career.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
No formal training or education is required to be a street performer. However, if they want to be successful, they should be trained accordingly in their area of expertise. A musician should have a strong repertoire, gymnasts should be able to perform impressive routines, and artists should be skilled in order to draw the attention of potential customers.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

HELPFUL POSITIVE TRAITS:
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HELPFUL NEGATIVE TRAITS:
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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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COMMON WORK-RELATED SETTINGS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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