It’s All In The Design: What The Style Of Your Home Can Tell Others About Your Character Traits

November 7, 2018

Perhaps, everybody wants to learn more about the people they're are interested in without asking too many questions. Luckily, there is an easy way out – just pay them a visit!

Environmental psychologist Susan Clayton gives a brief yet clear explanation of the reason we pay so much attention to the interior and exterior design:

Our homes are part of our self-definition which is why, even though it appears to have very little value, we water our lawns and decorate our living rooms.

Everything in your home bears the imprint of your personal character; it reflects both childhood memories of your first home and your own preferences.

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What personality traits can be seen in the interior?

Psychologists claim you can draw a conclusion about people just by looking at how they live.

Here are some details of the interior that indicate certain character traits.

Extrovert vs introvert

Extroverts are open to the outside world; communication with others is important for them.

Extrovert's interiors are characterized by the following features:

  • large windows, often without curtains;
  • no walls between zones, for example, a kitchen can be combined with a living room;
  • no door between the rooms;
  • many storage systems.

Introverts, on the contrary, consider private property as a purely intimate space. Therefore, you are unlikely to see their bedroom (unless you are lucky enough for them to show it to you individually).

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Interior features common for introverts include:

  • windows with multi-layer thick curtains;
  • own office (or at least a small personal room);
  • no mixed zones;
  • interior doors that are usually closed.

Logic vs intuition

In the apartments of people who prefer to be guided by common sense, you can notice the following details:

  • symmetrically located furniture and other interior items (paintings, bedside tables, pillows on the couch);
  • wallpaper with geometric patterns;
  • minimalist style (loft, hi-tech).

If a person trusts their intuition more, then their dwelling can be full of:

  • a combination of different textures (for example, stone and wood);
  • decorative textured plaster instead of wallpapers;
  • interior style with many details.

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Color spectrum

The preferred room color can say a lot about the people and their world perception:

  • white: the main character traits are accuracy and meticulousness;
  • blue: a person seeks to avoid conflicts, easily adapts to circumstances;
  • pink: impractical and very vulnerable personality;
  • green: lives in harmony with the outside world;
  • violet: strong personality;
  • red: an active person who requires attention;
  • yellow: positive personality, not prone to aggression;
  • brown: confident in the future, honors family values;
  • orange: a cheerful and creative person;
  • black: reserved and conservative person.

However, don’t rush to analyze your friends immediately! Don’t forget that a person may not have used the services of a designer or just didn’t manage to make repairs to his own taste due to a limited budget.

In any case, it is always worth paying a closer look and visiting each other more often!

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The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.