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Peaceful and serene interior design green

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

http://www.sampleboard.com/creative-buzz/15

If you follow the link below you will find a blog post on how to sell interior design to people with a phlegmatic personality

https://creativebuzzing.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/designers-helping-the-phlegmatic-to-make-decisions-will-bring-success/

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

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No fuss interior style, do it my way and paint me red

 In this blog I’ll have a fun look at the choleric personality and the interior design style I think would most suit them

Hippocrates identified and labeled 4 basic personality types over 2000 years ago

Hippocrates identified and labeled four basic personality types over 2000 years ago. In this blog I will look at the choleric personality I could call the choleric the big C. They do have larger than life personalities. But for the rest of the blog I will just refer to them as C. They could also be named the achiever. They are extroverts, optimists and born leaders. Only about three percent of the population is thought to be choleric.

Mood Board created by Rosena on SampleBoard.com

The big C is a larger than life achiever

As I mentioned in the last blog I have divided the numerous interior design styles into four main interior design styles; Ethnic Cultural, Enviro Natural, Traditional Classic and Mini Modern. I believe the Mini Modern interior design style would most suit people with a C type personality.

Mood Board created by Rosena on SampleBoard.com

Mini Modern the non fuss up to date interior design style

The Mini Modern style is a no fuss style and easy to maintain which would suit the on the move busy C. If C was a color I am sure they would be an energetic bold red. Red is the fastest moving color in terms of catching the eye. C is the fastest moving personality.

Mood Board created by Rosena on SampleBoard.com

Paint me red and do it my way

The song I selected to represent the C person when I do my workshops; ‘I did it My Way’. C’s find it easy to make decisions; they are often right and want things done their way.

Below I have again listed some links if you would like more information on the topic.

Article: ‘Interior Design With Personality In Mind The Choleric Personality Type’ link below

http://www.sampleboard.com/creative-buzz/13

Personality Quiz A5

The Interior Design with Your Personality in Mind Quick Mini Quiz


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Over the years I have developed a theory about the impact of interior design and colour selections on different personalities. It all started in the 1980’s. In the early 1980’s I studied art but soon realised I liked working with people as much as going art work.
We bought our first house and I wanted to decorate our home to a high standard. So I did a couple of interior design and decorating courses. This eventually lead a offer of a job as a kitchen designer. But I wanted to be involved with all aspects of design and applied and was accepted into the interior design course at the Queensland College of Art. I was delighted to find I could combine my artistic flare and my love of people with a career in interior design.
During the 1980’s I also became involved with success motivation and personality profiling. So began my interest in personality. Over the years I have studied psychology and counselling. I was and continue to be fascinated and study people and interior design.
I have written a series of four articles called ‘Interior Design with Your Personality in Mind’ if you would like to read the articles please follow this links below:
Part 1:
 
Part 2:
Part 3:
 
Part 4: 
http://www.articlesbase.com/interior-design-articles/interior-design-with-your-personality-in-mind-part-4-2403355.html                                                                                                                          
In the articles I provided a link to this blog. If you have read the articles and followed the link to the ‘Quick Personality Quiz’ here it is.
If you would like to do a full personality test go to http://www.discinsights.com/cyber/Scripts/disc.asp
If you want some fun go to http://www.gotoquiz.com/personality_plus_1 you will find a quiz on the subject connected to dating  
On reading this back I have noticed a few errors. The personality style most likely to have noticed and been annoyed with the errors would be the melancholy. Most of us do notice errors but the melancholy person likes perfect and therefore is most likely to be upset by the mistakes.
As designers we do need to be detailed people. For this reason I would usually go back and check for mistakes and the correct them. But for this blog I have noted the mistakes and left them. I have noticed it is very easy to make mistakes while blogging. I do try to double check but I am sure I miss a few so I hope you will forgive me.


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Frank Lloyd Wright stated  

A doctor can bury his mistakes 
but an architect can only advise 
his client to plant vines’  

How to sell design ideas with personality styles in mind

Do designers need sales skills? 
Designers do need to have great selling skills.  I first studied selling skills in the 80’s when I was a kitchen designer. The first course I ever did on selling skills was called Non Manipulative Selling. This sort of approach I found to be to my liking.


Over the next few blogs I intend to discuss the fascinating subject of sales and personality. To do this I feel it is important to outline my understanding of personality types and the impact I think this has on sales techniques. In this blog I will introduce you to the personality types. 

Non Manipulative Selling
The non manipulative selling method I found suited my philosophy. I hate pushy sales techniques. Having an understanding of people was the basis of this method of selling. Before I moved into interior design I studied art. I still love to paint. While studying art I came to the decision to keep art as a hobby and find another occupation which involved working with people as well as providing an outlet for my creative energy. I am a people sort of person one of the reasons I studied psychology and love working with people. 

A few years later we bought our first house. I decided to study interior design so I could decorate our new home with professional flare. I fell in love with design did a number of courses and have had a passion for design ever since. 

Many methods of categorising personalities
The first thing to do when meeting a client is to find out what type of person the client is. To achieve this it helps to have an understanding of the different types of personalities. In the Non Manipulative Selling course they divided people into four basic categories. For example one category of people were called socialisers. I can’t remember all the terms they used. However since then I have discovered numerous methods of categorising personality styles. I have studied a number of different methods over the years and have found it a fascinating subject.

It starts with Hippocrates
Most of the theories are based on the theories of Hippocrates. He identified and labelled four basic personality types over 2000 years ago. The four different types he called sanguine, choleric, pphlegmatic and melancholy.

Over the years I have found many methods have developed using the Hippocrates theories. They give the personality traits different labels. Many businesses use the study on personalities to select and train staff. Florence Litterer has written a number of books on the subject including ‘Personality Plus’. If you want some fun go to http://www.gotoquiz.com/personality_plus_1 you will find a quiz on the subject connected to dating. I’m happily married no date for me. But you may find it a fun exercise.

In the next blog I will discuss the sanguine personality.

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