How to choose an interior style with the help of psychogeometric test by Susan Dellinger

January 29, 2024by admin1
The interior of a home is the calling card of its occupants and, in many cases, becomes an expressive reflection of personality. However, choosing an interior style can be a complicated process. For example, you can’t decide because you may like several styles at the same time. What to do? Where to start?
Look at these five shapes and arrange them one by one in the order you like them.
The results are very interesting and for the most part correctly characterise personality. However, like any methodology, it is not perfect. It can give a more complete picture in combination with other methods or analysis of expert opinions about personality.
And in our case the test has a recommendatory character. People are individuals, and it is possible that you may like a completely different interior. But if you are confused, this test can be a starting point in your search for the right interior for you. It will also show you which of your characteristics are predominant and which qualities are worth working on.
Susan Dellinger Psychogeometric Test: Basic Principles
Susan Dellinger, an American psychologist and designer, proposed a unique method of psychogeometric test. It classifies personalities into five main categories based on shape preferences:
1. Circle: Open and friendly personalities who value harmony and comfort.
2. Zigzag: Creative and sensitive personalities who prefer dynamism and flexibility.
3. Triangle: Active and energetic individuals who like modern style with clear lines.
4. Rectangle: Rational individuals who appreciate minimalism and functionality.
5. Square: Individuals who prefer square geometric shapes that have a pronounced structure.
Interior choice according to the psychogeometric test
1. Circle:
In art, the circle is considered to be a symbol of harmony, cyclicality and continuity. It is based on people’s perception of the sun, on the image of movement “in a circle” – it means repetition, some monotony, which is calmness and harmony.
In this technique, the circle also acts as a symbol of harmony.
Circle is benevolent, the main thing for him – the relationship with people, very sensitive and empathic, good listeners and communicators. Circles are good at recognising people. They are not characterised by determination, often failing to present themselves properly. However, Circles are not overly concerned with whose hands the power is in. They are often poor organisers.
Circles are said to be very principled in matters of morality and justice.
In terms of choosing an appropriate style, such people feel comfortable in soft and cosy interiors. They may choose furniture with rounded shapes, soft fabrics and neutral colours. Decorative elements such as round rugs and cushions will emphasise their preferences.
People who choose the circle often find themselves in cosy interiors:
– Rustic interior: Natural materials and warm colours create a natural harmony.
– Buchtown interior: Comfortable furniture and warm shades of colours provide cosiness and friendliness.
2. Zigzag:
This figure stands for creativity and creativity. Those who choose Zigzag as their first figure are able to think outside the box. They do it inconsistently, as if “jumping”, sharpen conflicts. They are irritated by the order and strict alignment of anything. These people work better in solitude, they can not work in a structure, to build into the system. At the same time they are idealists, and therefore naive and impractical. Duties and subordination stresses them, they fade out in such systems. But in an atmosphere of free creativity Zigzags come alive and are able to create something extraordinary, and sometimes great. Using their natural wit, they can be very sarcastic, “opening their eyes” to others. Zigzags are uninhibited, expressive, and can be prone to not following through.
Creative individuals who choose zigzag shapes may prefer an interior with colourful and unconventional details. Picturesque wallpapers, unique artificial figures and decorative elements resembling water waves will create an atmosphere of creativity.
People who prefer wave shapes can enjoy the following styles:
– Ethno-chic interior: Bright colours and unusual patterns create a creative atmosphere.
– Eclectic interior: Mixing different styles emphasises individuality and creativity.
3. Triangle:
First of all, these are leaders, and this is the main purpose of the triangle. Such people are able to concentrate on the main goal, not atomising on details. They are energetic, strong personalities, able to analyse situations deeply and quickly. Triangles like rivalry, but not fighting; for them it is better to contemplate and enjoy life, leaving people the right to act in their own way. It is difficult for a Triangle to admit their mistakes. But they are ambitious and make everything and everyone revolve around them…. Maybe without them, life would lose its spice.
These active and energetic personalities, can choose a modern style in the interior. Furniture with clean lines, glass surfaces and metallic accents will emphasise their energy.
Here are the interior styles that will emphasise and complement their qualities:
– Industrial interior: Metallic elements and bold shapes create an energetic space.
– Modern interior: Clean lines and modern materials emphasise activity and dynamism.
4. Rectangle:
The leading characteristic of the Rectangle is this: this person is not strongly satisfied with their lifestyle and is busy looking for a better position. The significance of change is particularly dominant in the Rectangle.
Other characteristics of the figure are a state of confusion, entanglement in problems and uncertainty about oneself at this point in time. Also – inconsistency and unpredictability of actions. But these personalities demonstrate inquisitiveness and keen interest in what is happening.
Rectangles are open to new ideas, values, ways of thinking and life, easily assimilate everything new. The flip side of this is excessive gullibility, suggestibility. Therefore, Rectangles are easy to manipulate.
Rational individuals with a preference for straight lines often prefer interiors in the style of minimalism. Furniture with straight shapes, the absence of excessive decorations and a neutral colour palette will help to create a functional and orderly space.
Such people can find their style in the following directions:
– Scandinavian style interior: Minimalism and functionality are combined with simplicity of forms.
– Modern-Classical interior: Modern elements, restrained and classic, create a sophisticated interior.
5. Square:
The square figure is the least comparable to one’s own self. They are tireless toilers, diligent and meticulous, attentive to details, everything “lay out on the shelves”, consistent. Among the representatives of this figure a lot of workaholics. They are erudite, who can perfectly plan everything. Accuratists sometimes to the extreme, conservative and all try to clarify and double-check. There are no better people to work in an office. If you needed a person for a responsible area, where you need the result without dense interaction with the boss in the process – definitely invite square.
Interior style for such people should be predictable, where everything is laid out on the shelves, and in the interior itself there should be no excesses.
– Geometric style interior: Clear geometric shapes and lines create a structured space.
– Minimalistic interior: Simple and functional forms combine with a streamlined design.
Try these characteristics on yourself and you may be able to choose the interior in which you feel most comfortable. The above styles are not the truth in the last instance. They are a guide to creating an interior that reflects your individual personality traits as revealed by Susan Dellinger’s psychogeometric test. Remember that design is the art of self-expression, and in the end the decision is always up to you.

One comment

  • Małgorzata

    January 30, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    Kiedyś studiowałam tę metodologię. Jest dobra dla samopoznania, ale ona nie może być jasną rekomendacją, że np. kręgi powinny wybierać dokładnie takie wnętrze.
    Jeśli chodzi o wykorzystanie go do wyboru odpowiedniego wnętrza, nie pomyślałabym, że taka metoda będzie przydatna. Ciekawe.

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