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May 15th, 2024. 6 mins read

An Exhaustive List of Persona Attributes to Bookmark

Introduction to persona attributes

Ever wondered what drives your customers? 

The answer lies in the details of persona attributes.

From identifying their goals, needs, and pain points to understanding their hobbies, values, and lifestyles, these characteristics give an insight into the different aspects of the intended audience.

But what makes persona attributes so important? 

Well, let’s unlock the secrets to understanding your audience with persona attributes. 

Benefits of Persona Attributes

Persona attributes are like a framework for identifying who your target audience is, what they want, and how to make them happy. 

Customers purchase a product using filters of their choice. Similarly, you can use these persona attributes to filter your target audience.

Persona attributes have become a game-changer by helping businesses to:

1. Understand the audience

Persona attributes are your ‘all access’ pass into your customer's mind. Armed with this knowledge, you can design products and experiences, tailored to each persona type. 

2. Design with Purpose

Persona attributes serve as a guiding light amid the wild sea of product development. They help cut through the chaos of product development by highlighting the distinct aims, pain points, and preferences of various user segments.

This allows you to prioritize the features and functionalities that are most important to your target audience, resulting in more successful and user-friendly products.

3. Create resonating experiences

Designing products and services with persona attributes allows for more intuitive and user-friendly experiences.

They provide a glimpse into the inner workings of your consumers' brains, allowing you to anticipate their every action, resulting in increased overall customer satisfaction and engagement.

4. Speak customer’s language

Persona attributes help you converse with your audience while delivering impactful messages.

They also help construct marketing campaigns with personalized messaging for user segments.This results in boosting conversion rates and marketing effectiveness.

5. Improving customer retention

Think of persona attributes as the glue that binds you with your customers. Develop long-lasting connections with users by constantly refining your grasp of who they are and what they desire.


 

Why is it important to describe persona attributes?

Persona descriptions are crucial because they offer a thorough and relatable depiction of target consumers, helping companies better comprehend and relate to their clientele. 

Organizations can establish more genuine and significant relationships with their customers by humanizing target audiences with detailed persona attributes.

For instance, let’s look at 3 attributes from the persona of a user named Jane.

Attributes: Environmental awareness, Tech-Savvy, and Fitness Enthusiast.

While these attributes describe the goals and needs of Jane, let’s see how detailing attributes affect your understanding of Jane:

Environmental awareness can be detailed as ‘Exhibits strong sense of environmental consciousness and eco-friendly behaviors.’

Tech-Savvy can be detailed as ‘Shows great interest in digital innovation and technology.’ 

Fitness Enthusiast can be detailed as ‘Dedicated to leading a healthy, active lifestyle.’ 

These persona descriptions give organizations a thorough grasp of Jane’s preferences, actions, and interests. This insight enables them to customize their offerings to suit Jane's particular requirements and create ‘wow experiences’.

Now, let’s categorize these persona attributes and list them one by one. 

1. Demographic Attributes

The demographic attribute helps in identifying the basic information about your customers.

  • Persona type
  • Job title/ role
  • Fictional name 
  • Bio
  • Industry
  • Age
  • Gender
    • Female
    • Male
    • Others
  • Years of experience
  • Number of employees
  • Company revenue
  • Company size
  • Climate/weather
  • Income
    • Low
    • Middle
    • High 
  • Marital status 
    • Single
    • Married
    • Separated
    • Widowed
  • Education level
    • Matriculation
    • Graduation
    • Post-graduation
    • Doctorate
  • Level of digital literacy
  • Language proficiency
  • Work location
  • Geographical location 
    • City
    • State
    • Country
  • Area of residence
    • Urban
    • Rural
  • Ethnicity or race
  • Religion
  • Nationality 
    • Citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Work visa
    • Sponsorship
  • Immigration status
  • Native language
  • Homeownership status 
    • Rented
    • Ancestral
    • Mortgage
    • Lease
    • Homeowner
  • Family structure 
    • Nuclear
    •  Joint
  • Socioeconomic status 
    • Middle class, 
    • upper middle class
    • Affluent
  • Type of residence 
    • Apartment
    • Independent house
  • Employment status 
    • Full-time 
    • Part-time
    • Self-employed
    • Unemployed
  • Generation 
    • Millennials
    • Gen Z
  • Health status 
    • Chronic conditions
    • Disabilities
  • Disability status
  • Veteran status  
  • Religious beliefs and practices
    • Religious
    • Non-religious
    • Superstitious
    • Atheist
  • Political affiliation or ideology
    • Democrat
    • Republicans
    • Independent
  • Travel behavior and preferences

2. Psychographic Attributes

The psychographic attribute provides insight into your audience's motives and preferences. It is more like providing products/services after understanding the psychographic character of the customer.

  • Goals and aspirations
    • Pain points
    • Needs
    • Product features
    • Desires
    • Daily activities
    • Responsibilities
    • Tasks
    • Strengths 
  • Motivations
    • Price
    • Convenience
    • Empowerment
    • Points and rewards
  • Values and beliefs
    • Family
    • Happiness
    • Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Power
    • Loyalty
  • Preferences and facts
    • Tech savvy
    • Personalization
    • Premium
    • Quality
  • Interests and activities
    • Reading book
    • Photography
    • Travel
    • Activism
    • Adventure 
    • Animals
    • Art
    • Business
    • Culture
    • Do-It-Yourself
    • Entertainment
    • Fashion
    • Film
    • Food
    • History
    • Low technology
    • Luxury
    • Media
    • Nostalgia
    • People
    • Pets
    • Politics
    • Quiet time
    • Social life
    • Social media
    • Technology
    • Tradition
    • Volunteering
    • Sports 
  • Personality traits 
    • Introvert
    • Extrovert
    • Intuitive
    • Thinker
    • Loyal
    • Responsible
    • Patient
    • Confident
    • Friendly
  • Adopter category
    • Innovator
    • Early adopter
    • Early majority
    • Late majority
    • Laggard
  • Behaviors 
    • Brand loyalty
    • Channel preference
    • Competitive shopper
    • Conspicuous conservation
    • Cynical
    • Diligent
    • Expert user
    • Frequent shopper
    • Impulsive shopper
    • Influencer
    • Novice user
    • Open to experience
    • Preference for certainty
    • Price insensitive
    • Price sensitive
    • Quality seeker
    • Research shopper
    • Social
    • Status seeker
    • Value seeker
  • Hobbies 
    • Reading 
    • Photography
    • Painting
    • Hiking
  • Food habit 
    • Vegetarian 
    • Non-vegetarian 
    • Veganism
  • Values, opinions, and attitudes 
    • Conservative,
    • Disengaged
    • Emotional
    • Environmentalist
    • Idealist
    • Liberal
    • Civil
    • Liberal
    • Optimistic
    • Progressive
    • Realistic
    • Pessimistic
    • Reactionary
    • Rebellious 
  • Lifestyle preferences 
  • Cultural preferences 
    • Music genres
    • Literature
    • Cuisine
    • Language
  • Fashion preferences 
    • Casual 
    • Formal
    • Festive
  • Entertainment preferences 
    • Movies
    • TV shows 
    • Concerts
  • Social media habits and preferences
  • Time management and priorities
  • Social activities 
    • Dining out 
    • Attending events 
    • Volunteering

3. Behavioral Attributes

Behavioral attributes are characteristics that define how customers interact with your product or service, such as their preferences, habits, and decision-making processes.

  •  Familiarity with your product or service
  • Time spent on product or service
    • Daily
    • Weekly 
    • Monthly
  • Environment
    • Location
    • Competition
  • Role in the buying process
  • Purchase behavior
    • Purchasing power
    • Budget
  • Technology
    • Tech savviness
    • IT and Internet
    • Software
    • Mobile apps
    • Social media
  • Tools used
    • Salesforce
    • SAP
    • AWS
  • Communication channels
    • Whatsapp
    • Email
    • Phone
  • Marketing channels
    • Email
    • Social media ads
    • SEO
    • Podcast marketing
  • Social media apps used
    • WhatsApp
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • LinkedIn
    • YouTube
    • Twitter
  • Media/news/blogs
    • Harvard Business Review
    • McKinsey Quarterly
    • Strategy+Business
    • MIT Technology Review
    • Wired
    • TechCrunch
    • Forbes
  • Technical skills
    • Design
    • Engineering
    • Data Analysis
    • Medicine
    • Accounting
  • Brands used
  • Alternate products used
  • Buyer preferences 
    • Brand and product preferences
  • Buyer journey stage 
    • Awareness
    • Purchase
    • Retention
  • User status 
    • First-time user/ Beginner
    • Frequent 
    • Regularly
  • Purchase frequency 
    • Frequent 
    • Occasional 
    • Onetime
  • Purchase amount 
    • High 
    • Medium 
    • Budget-conscious
  • Participation in loyalty programs 
    • Use of frequent flyer programs
    • Use of loyalty programs
    • Use of reward cards 
  • Online browsing behavior 
    • Time spent on the website 
    • Pages visited
  • Response to promotions or discounts 
    • Reward coins 
    • Royalty points
    • Coupons
  • Customer service interactions 
    • Frequency of interaction
    • Satisfaction level
  • Purchase return or exchange frequency 
    • Frequent
    • Rare
  • Customer feedback and reviews 
    • Ratings
    • Reviews 
    • Comments
  • Subscription or membership status 
    • Active
    • Inactive
  • Engagement with marketing emails 
    • Open and click-through rates
  • Social media involvement 
    • Likes
    • Shares 
    • Comments

Besides, there are polar behaviors that capture contrasting attitudes and actions within your target audience. Understanding these extremes enriches personas by providing nuanced insights into a diverse range of consumer preferences and behaviors. Here are some of them;

  • Behaviors
    • Introvert - Extrovert
    • Impatient - Patient
    • Big-picture Thinker - Detail-Oriented
    • Traditional- Progressive
    • Apathetic - Ambitious
    • Irresponsible- Responsible
    • Care-free - Conscientious
    • Daring - Cautious
    • Solitary - Collaborative
    • Reactive - Proactive
    • Indecisive - Decisive
    • Resistant to change - Adaptable
    • Logical - Creative
    • Apathetic - Enthusiastic
    • Selfish - Generous
    • Arrogant - Humble
    • Indifferent - Caring
    • Anti-social - Social
    • Disloyal - Loyal
    • Passive - Assertive
    • Hardworking - Lazy
    • Planned - Spontaneous
    • Indulgent - Self-disciplined
    • Blunt - Diplomatic
    • Aimless - Goal-oriented
    • Conventional - Innovative
    • Outgoing - Reserved 
    • Impulsive - Systematic
    • Collaborative - Competitive
    • Reserved - Expressive
    • Haphazard - Methodical
    • Impulsive - Reflective
    • Serious - Playful
    • Distracted - Focused
    • Selfish - Altruistic
    • Messy - Tidy
    • Critical - Supportive
    • Unpredictable - Consistent
    • Optimistic - Pessimistic
    • Proactive - Reactive
    • Patient - Impatient
    • Confident - Insecure
    • Independent - Dependent
    • Risk-taking - Risk-averse
    • Flexible - Rigid
    • Open-minded - Closed-minded
    • Empathetic - Unsympathetic
    • Honest - Dishonest
    • Organized - Disorganized
    • Cooperative - Competitive
    • Adaptable - Resistant
  • Attitudes
    • Optimism - Pessimism
    • Detached - Empathetic
    • Indifferent - Curious
    • Insecure - Confident
    • Fragile - Resilient
    • Unambitious - Ambivert
    • Practical - Visionary
    • Serious - Playful
    • Distracted - Focused
    • Messy - Tidy
    • Critical - Supportive
    • Unpredictable - Consistent
    • Confidence - Insecurity
    • Assertiveness - Passivity
    • Openness - Closed-mindedness
    • Generosity - Stinginess
    • Empathy - Apathy
    • Courage - Cowardice
    • Trust - Mistrust
    • Resilience - Fragility
    • Adventurousness vs. Cautiousness
    • Flexibility - Rigidity
    • Creativity - Conformity
    • Honesty - Dishonesty
    • Gratitude - Entitlement
    • Patience - Impatience
  • Beliefs
    • Dependent - Independent
    • Intuitive - Analytical
    • Unethical - Ethical
    • Idealism - Realism
    • Faith - Skepticism
    • Trusting - Cynical
    • Optimism - Pessimism
    • Naive - Pragmatic
    • Conviction - Doubt
    • Hopeful - Despondent
    • Certainty - Uncertainty
    • Dogmatic - Open-minded
    • Gullible - Discerning
  • Traits
    • Flexible - Structured
    • Extreme - Balanced
    • Organized - Disorganized
    • Frugal - Extravagant
    • Thoughtless - Thoughtful
    • Unreliable - Reliable
    • Resentful - Forgiving
    • Insincere - Sincere
    • Ungrateful - Grateful
    • Uncharismatic - Charismatic
    • Complacent - Ambitious
    • Conventional -Innovative
    • Cautious - Daring
    • Indulgent - Self-disciplined
    • Emotional Stability - Neuroticism
    • Openness to Experience - Closeness to Experience
    • Assertiveness - Passiveness
    • Directness - Indirectness
    • Clarity - Ambiguity
    • Risk-taking - Risk-aversion
    • Decisiveness - Indecisiveness
    • Formality - Informality
    • Listening - Speaking Dominance
    • Originality - Imitation
    • Divergent Thinking - Convergent Thinking
    • Risk-taking - Caution
    • Flexibility - Rigidity
    • Curiosity - Apathy
  • Additional behavioral attributes
    • Extrinsic motivation - Intrinsic Motivation
    • Relationship-oriented - Achievement-oriented
    • Affiliation Driven - Power Driven
    • Risk Averse - Risk-taking
    • Non-verbal Communication - Verbal Communication
    • Kinesthetic Learner - Visual Learner
    • Event Oriented - Time-Oriented
    • Emotionally Unaware - Emotionally Intelligent
    • Independent Worker - Team Player
    • Self-Centered Values - Altruistic Values
    • Transactional Leader - Transformational Leader
    • Self-Doubting - Self-Confident

4. Technological Attributes

These correspond to your audience's technology preferences and online behaviors, and preferences, thus giving an insight into the technological aspect of the target customers.

  • Customer device preference 
    • Desktop
    • Laptop
    • Mobile device
  • Operating system used 
    • Windows 
    • Android
    • iOS
  • Browser preference 
    • Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox
  • Mobile brand 
    • iPhone
    • Samsun
    • Google Pixel
  • Social media platforms used 
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • LinkedIn
  • Social media engagement frequency 
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  • Preferred communication channels 
    • Email
    • Messaging applications
    • Video calls
  • Online purchasing habits 
    • E-com platforms
    • Online websites
  • Use of digital payment 
    • Credit/debit cards
    • Mobile wallets
    • PayPal
  • Content type 
    • News websites
    • Blogs
    • Shopping
    • Social media posts
  • Adoption of new technology trends 
    • AI assistants
    • Virtual reality
  • Knowledge in technology 
    • Basic
    • Tech-savvy
    • Technophobic
  • Software and device upgrades 
    • Frequent
    • Rarely
  • Technical constraints 
    • Internet connectivity
    • Device availability
    • Limited bandwidth

5. Environmental Attributes

The environmental attribute corresponds to the immediate context in which customers interact and live. 

  • Living Environment
  • Work Environment
  • Social Environment
  • Cultural Environment
  • Economic Environment
  • Physical Environment

Are User Persona and Persona Attributes the same?

Persona attributes function as building blocks of the user persona. Let’s define user persona as fictional characters that represent the target audience; they represent the ideal consumers and help you better understand their wants, preferences, and behaviors.

Persona attributes, on the other hand, are what give life to the user persona. It entails everything, such as demographics like age, gender, and geography, psychographic elements like hobbies, values, and pain areas, and behavioral aspects as well.

User personas and persona attributes work together to understand the user and then align the product to cater to their needs.

 It's like having a roadmap that leads you directly to the mind of the customer!

 

Importance of Persona Attributes

Imagine creating a message that speaks directly to the heart of your ideal customer or building a product that effortlessly meets their requirements!

This is what makes a persona stronger. Marketing personas, enriched with persona attributes serve as a compass for your UX & marketing journeys, navigating you through the complex landscapes of your target customers. 

 

Whether it is demographics, behaviors, or psychographics, understanding these attributes and using them appropriately is the key to creating bespoke experiences that engage strongly with your customers. 

These attributes not only guide product development and marketing strategies but also promote empathy and connection with the target audience. 

Wrap Up

Persona attributes are like the magical charm used to improve customer satisfaction. Here you can explore the realm of persona attributes where every piece of information is explained as a story waiting to be shared, heard, and appreciated.



 

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