What Your Home Says About You


The popular saying that ‘a man’s home is his castle’ speaks volumes. These are the places where we spend most of our time, so someone’s home can reveal a lot about who they are as a person. Whether we meticulously care for our homes, or do not even give it a second thought, this can give away much about how a person’s mind works.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the key features and details about a person’s home which help indicate personality.

Cleanliness or Messiness

The first thing that people will notice about a home is whether it is tidy or messy. Studies have linked messiness to creativity; however, many people may just assume that you’re lazy, which, if we’re being honest, is more likely to be true than if you had a very tidy home.

Those who are take extra effort to keep their homes tidy, clean and organised are more likely to be outgoing, organised and to prefer aesthetic to function. These types of people tend to focus on keeping what is visually in front of them in order but are less focused on keeping the hidden stuff neat and tidy, meaning they might have messy cupboards and wardrobes.

People who are focused on keeping everything tidy, both externally and internally are more likely to be anxious, therefore seeking to control every aspect of the environment around them.

Window Treatments and Decorations

When walking past other homes, some houses will have extravagant window displays, letting plenty of light in, while others may have curtains or long drapes covering them, even in broad daylight.

This can help gauge what a person is like from this initial and brief impression. Those with the curtains drawn are likely to be less chatty and more secluded, not wanting other people to be able to see into their lives.

Inversely, those who have clearly put a lot of effort into making their windows look aesthetic, perhaps with flower arrangements or beautiful window frames, will be more appreciative of natural light and are more likely to be open, chatty and extroverted.

How Much Seating Does Your Home Have?

If you have plenty of excess seating, a designated dining table or bean bags etc. then it is clear that you are more of a social person who enjoys inviting guests over.

Homes that have the space for additional, excess seating yet are filled with other items of furniture or belongings indicate someone who is less sociable and more introverted. Many view their home as their refuge so rather than waste valuable space on seating that will go unused, they have made the decision to fill this space with things that matter more to them.

A Well-Kept Garden

According to Gardeners’ World, 80% of people who own a garden are happy with their lives compared to two thirds of those without a private green space. On top of this, 90% said that gardening improved their mood.

This article was written by an online estate agent House Sales Direct. If you wish to sell your house fast and for free, then head over to the House Sales Direct website for more property related information and enquiries.

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