How To Create A House That Complements Your MBTI Personality
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We might be able to put up with standard, boring workspaces, but the house (or at least bedroom) is our very own private sanctuary. A well-designed living space should reflect our personal tastes and complement our personalities and needs. Living better starts with having a place we can truly call home. Find out how to design your room for your personality type:
Favourite World (E/I):
If you score high on Introversion (I)
You prefer doing things alone or with a couple of people you feel comfortable with, and often need to spend time alone to recharge.
- Smaller seating areas – think lounge chairs, cushions, soft lighting - to facilitate intimate conversations and heart-to-heart talks
- Designate a ‘refuge corner’, which serves as your very own hideout for when you need to spend time alone unwinding and recharging. Indulge yourself and decorate it in accordance with your tastes and hobbies. For example, this could be a private reading corner complete with your favourite pillows and blankets.
Source (L - R):
If you score high on Extroversion (E)
You are most energised from getting involved in events and being around people.
- Replicate your warm, sociable nature with a living room featuring ample sitting space, blankets and throw pillows
- An open-concept space so everyone feels part of the same environment
- Make your workspace part of another high-traffic area of the home so you can be in the thick of the action even while working
If you score high on Sensing (S)
You pay attention to objective facts and details, and are most concerned with what is real and present.
- Look for minimalist storage solutions to organise your things in a clean and systematic way
- Spring clean often to clear out clutter and avoid hoarding unnecessary things
If you score high on Intuition (N)
You focus on patterns and connections, and often adopt broader, big-picture perspectives.
- Aim to create a general impression or vibe when designing your room, rather than focusing on individual pieces.
- Make sure to have flip charts and whiteboards handy, especially in your home office, to map out ideas and inspirations
If you score high on Thinking (T)
You are task-oriented, make decisions based on facts and logic, and like to think things through in a systematic and objective manner.
- Think through your room layouts to create a functional, living space that makes sense to you
- Use geometrical patterns and clean lines to design your home
- Look out for modular furniture pieces and clever storage systems because these are living solutions you would especially appreciate
If you score high on Feeling (F)
You make decisions by weighing what people care about and their points of view, and you value harmony in interpersonal relationships.
- Instead of buying decorative ornaments, take the opportunity to share your photos, gifts and other memorabilia
- Figure out what acts of service (e.g. baking, entertaining) you enjoy performing for those you love and make sure your home supports that
If you score high on Judging (J)
You embrace routine, and do your best to live a planned and orderly life.
- Look out for stylish calendars, planners, to-do lists to decorate your home as well as meet your organisational needs
- Get plenty of storage bins and boxes so everything has a place.
Source (L - R):
If you score high on Perceiving (P)
You are spontaneous and free-spirited, and prefer to leave your options open and flexible.
- Redecorate frequently by changing up the patterns and colours of your soft furnishings
- Opt for staple pieces that are simple and minimalist so you can easily add to it and redecorate frequently
- Do not shy away from displaying an eclectic collection of décor pieces – from cushions and wall art to travel books and souvenirs
Source (L - R):