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Our home needs to reflect us – not what others think is pretty! Understanding our personality can help us make better choices and stress less over the decisions that we make for enhancing our homes. Which brings us to the big question - what is our personality type?
Isabel Briggs Myers, an American author, along with her mother Katharine Cook Briggs created the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator or the MTBI which lists sixteen personality types based on the theories of psychologist Carl Jung.
Here, we look at some of the different personality types and homes that would reflect these personalities. See if you fit into any of the following personality types and what kind of home décor you should have:
Decorating tips for the Inspirers – The Inspirers are full of infectious enthusiasm and they live life to the fullest. The décor of their house needs to reflect this enthusiasm and boldness by choosing bold and inspiring designs and dramatic colours. Since they generally do not enjoy the everyday mundane tasks, the décor should be such that their daily routine tasks can be simplified, so that their minds are free for focussing on more exciting possibilities. Since Inspirers love having people around them, the seating arrangements should encourage free flowing conversations.
The Thinker or The Architect (INTP – Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Percieving) personality type – The Thinkers are the “absent-minded professors” who love logical analysis and seek clarity in everything and are thus driven to gain knowledge. They are shy when it comes to meeting new people and they do not understand the importance of applying emotional considerations to decisions. Some famous people with this personality type are Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and the founders of Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Decorating tips for the Thinkers: The INTPs are original and creative thinkers and can come up with elements in their home which are quite quirky and allow the imagination to flow. They are generally introverts and love spending time alone, just engrossed in their thoughts. They need a nook or a corner or space where they can get away and focus on their thoughts – it could be a study room or library or a garden space with a little seating area.
We will continue with this series in the next 3 blog posts, so stay tuned! Let us see how our homes can embrace our individuality!