I have come up with my Style Statement! Yes, it’s very exciting. It took me a while to figure out my 80% foundation word. I had narrowed it down to:
After thinking about it, I decided that “Contemporary” encompasses all of these other words. According to the book, Contemporary:
Has a strong presence, because they are indeed “present”. Contemporary looks you in the eye. They are up-to-date and current with what matters most to them and are typically interested in social and cultural issues. They stay on top of things; they make time work for them; they look to the future. Progressive thinkers, they seek out leading-edge ideas and people to help them get where they want to go. Contemporary is often champion of a cause. They prefer to interact with genuine and authentic people but can tolerate many types of personalities in order to achieve their goals, from having a good time to purpose-driven missions. In overdrive, Contemporary can be forceful or critical, especially of themselves and their healthy limitations. Living from a place of inspiration and always curious, Contemporary turns possibility into real time, with pragmatism, common sense, and a clarity of commitment.
Look and feel: Modern; in style but not necessarily trendy; potentially avant-garde; clean, new, well-cared for. Simple lines; open spaces and surfaces.
I was having trouble with my 20% word. I was playing around with:
But I decided on “Integrity”. According to dictionary.com integrity means:
• adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty
• the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished
• the quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness
• the state or quality of being entire or complete; wholeness; entireness; unbroken state
• moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive
• unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state
What resonates with me is the adherence to moral and ethical principles, honesty, unimpaired, whole, and genuine. I try to live my life in accordance with my principles, I try to be honest and unimpaired, and I’d like to be whole and genuine. I’m not always successful, but I’m trying!
So my style statement is:
Has a nice sound to it, doesn’t it?