The Psychology of the Interior: The Home Interior and a Person’s Character
What is the psychology of the home interior?
I think we all can agree that a home more or less expresses a man’s character. Hence, how someone arranges his home tells us a lot about his personality. The psychology of the interior helps us find out what a man has on his mind judging from the inside of his house. Therefore, if you want to know the true face of a person, you need to visit his house. Certainly, this rule applies to the well-rendered habitable home where a man lives for quite a while. So, it’s his personal space, and not a place that he is sharing with other people.
Moreover, if you think about, you will see the obvious double-sided connection between the indoor atmosphere and personal traits of a man living there. The psychology of the home interior particularly helps us understand this interrelationship better. If one creates the inner interior, but two or more people live there, then the created atmosphere influences on the health and mood all of living in the house. So, in this case, the interior design forms the character of those who live there and are under its effect constantly. As for the one who arranges the home how he likes, he fully expresses himself in it. Although any of us can fulfil our tastes and preferences as much as our financial opportunity allows us.
The Psychology of the Home Interior in Use
What possible conclusions can you make about someone’s personality after visiting his or her home from the point of interrelation between the home interior and a person’s character? General pattern is next.
If a home is light, cosy and clean, then most likely the person living there is quite the same, namely reliable and honest. And, on the contrary, if you see such a mess in a house, it may point to the same disorder in the life of the man who lives there. But, if a house feels very clinical, like an operating theatre, this may reflect the pedantic character of its master. So, such a man is not the easiest man in the world to communicate, especially in his home. Any guest would feel uneasy in such a house for fear of making a wrong step and see the displeased face of the host.
A large number of door locks may mean that a host merely tries to protect his home from thieves. But, also, it may tell about a man’s aspiration to get rid of a feeling of insecurity because of some inner fears due to negative emotions or experiences. If an entry door is without many locks, you can make an opposite conclusion. Moreover, if a host often forgets to close locks, it may reflect his open character. So, you can conclude that in front of you a man who is able easily to communicate with people! However, it may mean that he merely forgets about closing locks or he is too careless about his safety.
As for furniture, many mirrors in a house may make you think that the host of such a home is inclined to narcissism. Also, if things take too much space overloading place, it may suggest the owner who cares about his stuff too much and can’t part with them. Such an apartment and its host vividly will remind you of the character of Plushkin from Gogol’s novel “The Dead Souls”. On the contrary, if you see the inside of the home in the Spartan style, you can easily assume that its inhabitant leads the same unpretentious lifestyle. So, your opinion about this man may differ depending on the level of comfort you are personally accustomed to. And, for the last detail, by the photos in the home we can see that is dear to the person living there. Plus, looking at them you can get some ideas about his family.
To sum up
We hope our brief review of practical use of the interior psychology gives you enough clues for better understanding of people with whom you communicate. Add these tips to your own direct impressions and life experience to get a good society of friends around.