Archive for January, 2011

January 29, 2011

Home Design and Personality Related

When starting a blog about relationship between people and space, the first topic that comes to my mind from a psychologist point of view is how does one’s home or workspace reflect their personality? We actively shape our environment to suit our needs, but are cues from our living space enough for strangers to learn something about us?

photo by hownowdesign

I think that when we see someone’s apartment, we instantly imagine how they live their live there. Do they read much? Listen to music? What kind of music? Collect vinyl records? Cook a lot? Do sports?  And, based on conclusions about their behaviour, we draw further conclusions about their personality. But, are those impressions accurate? Are people who read a lot intellectual and broad-minded, and people who do sports energetic and positive?

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