When you are digging deep to uncover your values as a business, this also speaks to the core of what your brand stands for and how your business operates. All these are parts of your constructed brand identity and personality. Being able to articulate it well helps define the “must-have” elements for your brand.
And all these are pieced together with the choice of words and adjectives that you use.
When you are uncovering your brand’s core values, try answering these questions:
- What do I want my brand to be known for?
- What do I not want my brand to ever embody?
- How do I want to approach client relations and work projects?
- What is one thing you would not sacrifice anything for?
- What does success mean to me?
Now, with these questions answered, are there any values that can be translated into a characteristic trait?
Compile a list and then categorise
Once you have your foundation down, we suggest creating a master list of how you want your brand to be perceived. What words come to mind immediately? Make a comprehensive list of these words. They should be descriptive, actionable, or adequately express your brand’s outward vibes.
Thereafter, see if you are able to categorise your list of words into different categories. And then, narrow down to a couple of words (or one main word if possible) that has the most impact and are (is) the most representative to you.
70 words to use as inspiration when developing your brand personality
Here is our private list of 70 words (and their explanations) that are dynamic and suitable to describe your brand identity and its personality. These words should help in cementing your brand’s position in the wider economy. These words should express how your brand feels and sounds like. We hope this will be able to help you kickstart your thought process about your own brand.
Easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use.
Of, or relating to, the experimental treatment of artistic material. Unorthodox or daring; radical.
Beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative. Striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy; showy.
Stimulating, interesting, and thought-provoking.
Full of cheer and good-vibes; in good spirits.
Of high class, rank, or grade; stylish, admirably smart; elegant.
Capable of being believed; believable. Confident and trustworthy.
Sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one’s own abilities, correctness, successfulness; self-confident and bold.
Fine in texture, quality, construction, etc.
Tastefully fine or luxurious in style and design, etc.
To give power or authority to; authorise.
Possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous.
Full of or characterised by enthusiasm; ardent.
Wise or skillful in a particular field through experience.
Indication of feeling, spirit, character, as on the face, in the voice, or in artistic execution.
Vivid, looking youthful, vibrant and healthy.
Not hostile or at variance; amicable.
Kind and amiable.
Characterised by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech; with elegance.
Full of life and vigour; young. Environmentally sound or beneficial.
Forming a pleasingly consistent whole; congruous.
Possessing or enjoying good health, or of sound and vigorous mentality.
Honourable in principles, intentions and actions; upright and fair.
To form a mental image of something not actually present to the senses.
Tending to innovate, or introduce something new or different; characterised by innovation.
To fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence.
Characterised by or involving warm friendship or a personally close or familiar association or feeling.
Perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind. Direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
Glad or delighted.
Relaxed or unhurried. Free from stress; easygoing; carefree.
Reasoning in accordance with the principles of logic, as a person or the mind.
Characterised by luxuriousness, opulence, etc.
To come to full development.
Attentive, aware, or careful.
Not treated, tanned, refined, etc.; in its original or raw state.
Relatively free of obstructions to sight, movement, or internal arrangement. Without restrictions as to who may participate. Accessible. Unreserved.
Disposed to take a favourable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favourable outcome.
Characteristic of, pertaining to, or derived from living organisms. Developing in a manner analogous to the natural growth and evolution characteristic of living organisms; arising as a natural outgrowth.
New; fresh; inventive; novel.
Having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid.
Having or exerting great power or force. Having great effectiveness.
Not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining or manufacturing. Crude in quality or character; not tempered or refined by art or taste.
Very subtle, precise, or exact.
Less tense, rigid, or firm; make lax. To release or bring relief from the effects of tension, anxiety, etc.
Full of, characterised by, or showing politeness or deference.
Abundant, plentiful, or ample.
Free from hurt, injury, danger, or risk.
Calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled.
Not ornate or luxurious; unadorned. Common or ordinary.
Free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest.
Having or exercising skill. The ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well. Competent.
Of a slightly risque nature; somewhat sexy. Full of spirit; lively.
Having or showing mettle, courage, vigour, liveliness, etc.
Of, or relating to, sacred things or matters; religious; devotional; sacred. Characterised by or suggesting predominance of the spirit; ethereal or delicately refined.
Coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency; without effort or premeditation; natural and unconstrained; unplanned.
Clear and firm; loud. Solid or stable; healthy; thriving. Vigorous, intense.
A complex system considered from the point of view of the whole rather than of any single part. Anything composed of parts arranged together in some way; an organisation.
Causing wonder, or astonishment. Surprising.
Referring or restricted to no particular time. Everlasting.
Strong and durable; not easily broken or cut.
The handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice.
Free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm. Unagitated; serene; placid.
Deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable.
Existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics. Not typical; unusual.
Representing the high quality of a time past. Old-fashioned.
Strikingly bright or intense, as colour, light, etc., full of life; lively; animated.
Characterised by showing lively feelings, passions, emotions, sympathies, etc. Cordial and hearty.
Gladly received, as one whose arrival gives pleasure. Agreeable, as something arriving, occurring, or experienced.
Frantic or distracted; crazy. Undisciplined, unruly, or lawless. Amazing or incredible. Living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated.
Having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgement, or discretion. Judicious or prudent.
As mentioned, this list of adjectives is non-exhaustive. Go ahead and think of and explore more words that you would likely use to describe your brand.
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