The Explorer Brand Archetype is a seeker, often motivated by dissatisfaction, restlessness, or confinement. Settling into a routine is not something you do well. You greatly value flexibility and freedom and tend to struggle with boundaries, schedules, and tight commitments. Consumed with a passion to seek greener pastures, you’re on a lifelong quest for self-sufficiency, authenticity, and the discovery of your truest self. It’s not enough for you to survive, you want to truly thrive. You place great value on individuality and as such, encourage others to stay on their own journey of continual self-awareness. Discovery-driven Explorer brands are often considered pioneers when it comes to their offerings.
seeking, free, adventurous, curious, experimenter, inquisitive, pathfinder, pilgrim, searcher, self-sufficient, trailblazer, traveler, autonomous, ambitious, individualistic, independent
- Blaze your own trail.
- Don’t fence me in.
- Freedom and independence
- To find oneself
- To experience authenticity
- To discover new frontiers
- Feeling trapped or confined
- Inner emptiness
Things you can do now:
Learn more about brand archetypes and how they work in your life and business.
Visit my curated collection of quotes and images hand-selected specifically for Explorer brands.
Have a look at the Explorer brand archetype hub.
See all the unique products I designed expressly for your Explorer brands.
Learn everything there is to know about your brand archetype and how to powerfully put it to work it in your life and business.
Find your brand core, including purpose, vision, mission, and values.
See what color palettes work best to represent your brand’s unique persona.
Figure out which fonts and typography will help showcase your brand’s personality best.
Meet the Others
We’re not in any of this alone. It’s important not only to understand ourselves, but other people. Learning more about the other archetypes will help you comprehend why other people do the things they do, what inspires them, what they fear, and what drives their goals and behaviors. It also helps process why you get along and work well with some, and not so well with others.
Visit the Archetype Directory to get familiar with the other types. You’re bound to see familiar faces there. You may even see a little of yourself in some of the other types; A good sign that you would get along quite well with them.
What’s your Type?
If you haven’t taken my free Archetypal Branding Self-Assessment yet, you can do that, here. At the end, you’ll have your top three archetypes in order of dominance.
Remember, there are no right or wrong archetypes. And there are no absolutes. You’re likely to be a blend of more than one type. To learn everything there is to know about your brand archetype and how to powerfully put it to work it in your life and business, check out the Explorer Brand Archetype Course.
Take the free Ideal Customer Archetype quiz to discover the other Archetypal personas you’re most likely to work best with. The answers might surprise you.
If you still have questions on how to implement your persona into your work and life, I’m happy to help.
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