Only owning that which serves a function and is something you really need. The opposite of materialism.
Only choosing to be around people that really matter to you and avoiding unnecessary extraneous problems with others. No soap opera lives here.
As for myself, I prefer having only what I really need and nothing more. I want to live simply. Which is very hard for anybody to accomplish so I know I'm being unrealistic here. But ideally, I'd want this for myself. In a way, living a minimalistic lifestyle would be a lifetime of detachment. You choose to keep your life simple and uncluttered as it is and minimize how often you would get involved with the affairs of others. It sounds quite nice, but I can only wonder if living such a life would eventually become boring for myself.
Aside from the minimalistic lifestyle, I also have a taste for minimalism in interior design.
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Especially Japanese minimalist design. *Mouthwater*
Japanese Interior Design Decorating - Home Interior Design
And the living room.
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One chair is all I need. XD
The bookcase and the lights aren't included in the picture, of course.
I'm wondering if minimalism in interior design would appeal to ISFPs. I have my doubts, thinking that it wouldn't because of the lack of items and decorations around that can add 'personality' and 'customization' to your spaces. After all, interior design can be another medium to express yourself and your aesthetic tastes. The thought of a dominant or an auxiliary Se user wanting to live in a nearly empty, depersonalized room doesn't seem likely to happen.
The original thread was posted on the INTP forum.
Minimalism...does it appeal to you?
As I have found, a lot of INTPs like minimalism to one degree or another. Which didn't surprise me.
Anyways, I'm interested in hearing your opinions on this!
Minimalism: Yay or Nay?