A home that reflects you [Part 1]

Posted by Team ABEsquare 01/02/2016 0 Comment(s) Home Interiors,
Our home is our comfort zone and the way we decorate our home is a reflection of our personality and our inner state of mind. There are several decisions to be taken as we do up our homes - the colours we choose for our upholstery and walls, the textures that feel good to us, the patterns that we like, the kind of lighting we select the list is endless! Finally all these decisions come together to showcase our style sensibilities.  

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:


The Inspirer (ENFP - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving) personality type – The Inspirers are warm, energetic and are great at motivating and encouraging others. They love new ideas and enjoy taking risks, which makes them quite entrepreneurial. They hate routine tasks and their drawback is that they could fall into the habit of leaving a project when they become excited about a new project. Some famous people with this personality type include Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs and Walt Disney.

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.


A large living room.


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.


 A nook in a large room.


The Caregiver (ESFJ - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging) personality type – The Caregivers are very generous people, who get a lot of their personal satisfaction from the happiness of others. They value security and stability and are helpful, down-to-earth and practical. They tend to take on the role of organizer of events and they like to be engaged with their communities. ESFJs have very strong opinions about how people should behave and tend to see everything in terms of black and white, right and wrong. Famous ESFJs are Prince William, singer Mariah Carey and Pope Francis.

Decorating tips for the CaregiversESFJs are true people persons and they love to make people comfortable and at ease. They love entertaining friends and family, hence their homes need to have a lot of space for people to sit around and talk. They thrive when things go according to a routine – so the décor should be such that their routine can be well maintained – calendars in place, wardrobes and shelves where their clothes and shoes can be properly organized. ESFJs value tradition and so, they prefer their home décor to be the same. They are also quite practical, which means that they would never choose decor which is difficult to maintain.


Comfortable sofa in a living room.


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!

[Part 2]


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