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Knowing the space - Human Needs
Written by richart khalil   

If it makes sense to buy and wear items of apparel that enhance one’s social image, so it follows that one’s home should be an extension of one’s pattern of living, personality needs and aspirations.

Homes display aspects of personalities and the image they reflect is usually a conscious or unconscious extension of the personalities of their inhabitants; so the home now seeks to fulfill more social and psychological needs. It is the last place where a person can be himself or herself without needing to conform to others in the expression of his/her personal desires.

Free to experiment with style, color, and material each person or family needs to analyze its psychological needs and requirements:

  1. A place where a distinct contrast from the work environment is provided.
  2. A place where rest and relaxation needs are met.
  3. A home environment where self-actualizing needs can be met.
  4. A place where flexibility of layout allows experimentation with changes of décor, furniture, and color to satisfy changing moods and needs.
  5. A place adaptable to the social needs of the upwardly mobile family.
  6. And last but not least, a place, where the dollars spent to satisfy needs are likely to be recovered if the resident is forced to sell.

 

Human beings are unique in their ability to adapt to environment and in their capacity to alter their environment to suit their wants. And so to satisfy these needs, one should study them not only in terms of their physical or functional characteristics (ages, family size, level of education and income, race, sex), but also in terms of their psychological characteristics (status in society, occupational goals, self-concepts, sexual roles).

Once studied these facts could bring answers and establish the foundations of one’s psychological home.

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written by Alex Zein, August 30, 2011
Amazing piece Mr Richart! smilies/smiley.gif liked it!

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