As stated in the past three blogs there are four basic personality types; sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic and melancholy. Hippocrates identified and labeled these four basic personality temperaments over 2000 years ago. Many people have studied the personality styles and used them to help with business, education, health and personal development. Having an understanding of people can be very helpful to the designer.
Easy to get on with, easy going non fuss phlegmatic
In the last of this series of blogs on personality styles the phlegmatic will be discussed. This sort of person is very laid back, an easy going and easy to get along no fuss sort of person. They are the sort of people who are the backbone of a family or business. You can rely on this person to be there.
Friendly wanting peace family most important
The phlegmatic person can be an introvert and a pessimist. They prefer to follow rather than lead. Their easy relaxed personality makes them eager to please. They crave peace. In a group they will often sit back and watch others. Friendly, people orientated; family is most important to them. It is estimated sixty eight percent of the population have a dominance of phlegmatic personality traits.
Enviro Natural interior design suits the peaceful caring person
As they care about people, animals and the environment the Enviro Natural style of interior design would most suit them. These sorts of people like well loved often handmade objects around them. Not for them the uncluttered mini modern style.
Green and lazy Sunday afternoons
If this person was a colour I think they would be green. Their tendency to lean back instead of standing up straight gives the impression they value a peaceful, restful and casual life. This leads me to disclose the song I sang in my workshops to represent the phlegmatic. The song I chose; ‘Lazy Sunday Afternoon’. I’m singing it now and it continues like this ‘… got no time to worry’. Oh I can’t remember the rest or who wrote or sang the song.
Well that’s the end of the wee series of blogs on personality temperaments and the interior design styles I think would most suit them. All the sample boards in this blog were created by me Rosena on the eco friendly digital mood board creator sampleboard.com. You to can play around with your design ideas by just following the link on the right. Just to recap
- Sunny, happy, want to have fun sanguine Ethnic Cultural interior design colour yellow
- Strong, on the run, choleric achiever Mini Modern interior design colour red
- Sensitive, gentle, want everything perfect melancholy Traditional Cultural interior design style colour blue
- Laid back, easy going, peaceful phlegmatic Enviro Natural interior design colour green
If you would like more information on the topic just click on these links
For the article Interior design with your personality in mind: The Phlegmatic Personality Type clink on the link below
If you follow the link below you will find a blog post on how to sell interior design to people with a phlegmatic personality
I will also again add the quick and easy personality quiz. Just in case you haven’t checked it out yet. It may give you an idea of what sort of person you are
Personality Quiz A5