You might not think it, but your home says a lot about you. It’s an insight into how you live, what you value and a record of all the choices that you have made over the course of your life. It’s where you’ve celebrated birthdays, welcomed new members of the family and is a backdrop for all the important events of your life. Every time somebody turns up at your house, they look at it and immediately get to know something about you.
What our homes say about us is the subject of a recent study conducted by the Journal Political Psychology. They found that people with a conservative mindset were more likely than liberals to have tidy homes and traditional decor. Liberals, on the other hand, were more liable to experiment with different colors and to embrace clutter.
Here is what your house says about you…
Whether Or Not You’re Outgoing
You might not know it, but your personality could literally be written on the front of your house. According to psychologists, the color of our front doors reveals a lot about our personalities. People who choose red front doors are more likely to be outgoing and share their opinions with others. People with green front doors are most likely to hold traditional value. Those with blue front doors are laid back and chilled out. And those with black front doors are quiet, reserved and consistent in their behaviors. In terms of inside the home, extroverted people like to live in large, open spaces. Introverts, on the other hand, prefer to soft, subtle colors and delicate patterns.
Whether You’re Anxious
If you’re an anxious person, it might be time to call in the professionals, like Shiply’s furniture couriers. Why? Because people who are more anxious tend to want to have greater control over their environments. Anxiety, it seems, breeds a desire to keep the place clean and tidy. People who suffer from anxiety usually have great big wardrobes, containing all their clothes, and ottomans in their living room, where they keep their magazines and the remote control.
Whether Your Kids Can Read
Researchers in 2014 decided that they were going to investigate whether the number of books in a family’s home had an impact on children’s reading level. They found that just having books lying around had a bigger positive impact on children’s reading age than anything else, including the level of education of the parent. Kids living in homes with 100 books read at least one, improving their reading skills in the process.
Whether You’ll Get Burgled
Not all homes are created equal. Some homes are more likely to be burgled than others. It turns out that burglars are particularly fond of two types of homes: those with glass sliding doors, and those with single-pane windows. It turns out that these features are easy for burglars to prize open with blunt instruments, making these homes the most common targets of attack according to an analysis of more than 1,000 burglaries.
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