Subtle Ways Your Home Is Telling Your Guests Who You Really Are
We like to think of our homes as something out there in the external world that says very little about who we are as people. But, in reality, they are extensions of our personalities - a third-party embodiment of our values, impulses, and preferences. Thus, when guests arrive at your home, they can often find out way more about you than you want to believe.
That all sounds pretty scary. You’d prefer it if your personality weren’t on display for everyone to see. Perhaps.
Anyway, in this post, we’re going to take a deep dive into some of the subtle ways your home is telling guests everything they want to know about your personality.
Inspirational Wall Art Might Be A Sign Of Neuroticism
Psychologists identify five dominant personality traits. Neuroticism is the one that indicates the extent to which a person is likely to ascribe cynical motives and feelings to others. Usually, this takes the form of believing that somebody is holding something against you, even if you don’t have any evidence.
Interestingly, psychologists have found a correlation between inspirational wall art and general neuroticism. The more artwork on the walls - especially quotes - them more likely you are to believe that people are out to get you. Academics say that certain forms of wall art help to calm worries.
Hard Chairs Suggest You’re A Negotiator
If you wanted to negotiate hard with somebody, what kind of chair would you want them to be sitting on? In all likelihood, one that would make them feel as alert and intense as possible.
Research shows that people who tend to negotiate vigorously like to sit on hard chairs. They also drive harder bargains and ask more of their adversaries. Those who sit on soft chairs, by contrast, are more likely to have a happy-go-lucky attitude to life.
A Messy Environment Suggests You’re Creative
Have you ever been to the home of a genuinely creative person? The carpets are strewn with paperwork; there are clothes all over the floor, and the closet looks like a bombsite.
For most people, living in these conditions would induce stress. But for a genuinely innovative individual, it may actually help get their creative juices flowing. Clutter and disorder stimulate the mind.
A Mess Under The Bed Indicates Anxiety
Take a look at the area under your bed. Is it full of junk? If so, it could be a sign of anxiety.
Sweeping stuff under the bed could be a manifestation of your unconscious desire to keep specific thoughts and feelings out of sight, out of mind.
Interestingly, research shows that the more anxious a person is, the more liable they are to want to control their environment. The most anxious individuals typically have the most spotless homes.
Colourful Throw Pillows Suggest Your Have A Big Personality
Most people go for neutral throw pillows. But if yours are exceptionally bright, patterned or colourful, it could suggest that you have a big personality and you need ways to express it. Animal prints suggest creativity, while geometric patterns suggest you might be type A.