I have always been unable to be really neat. I got the worst beating my dad ever gave me because I just could NOT clean my room (I was nine, and I got a broken arm out of the deal). I do not ever remember a time when I could be neat(er). I am organized, though, so that is something. I usually know where things are no matter what.
But is this a genetic trait (which I think it is because of all the years I have worked to overcome it),or is it something else? I don't remember my mom teaching how to be neat, if that is any help.
asked 17 Mar '13, 08:51
I would think it's just your mind-set or preference. You would rather expend your physical and mental energy on other matters, and that is OK. We are each unique and have different priorities.
My husband doesn't mind clutter or disorganization in the least. And he is like you in that he does know where everything is located. I am much more neat and hate chaos, so I pick up all this things and put them where I think they belong. Later, he can't find anything! We have repeated this so many times that all we can do is laugh. I am not going to change him and his preferences and he will not change me either. Best to roll with it and keep your sense of humor!
answered 17 Mar '13, 10:51
I do not believe that it is genetic. I believe it is a habit or the lack of a developed habit. The habit of neatness is one that is often developed and nurtured by our parents. So one might say that is an inherited trait. My mother in-law is a very neat person and that habit my wife has inherited. Now on the other hand my mother was a slob our house was always a mess .There were many reasons behind this but one is the possibly the rebellion against her mother. now i don't have the habit of neatness but I do like origination. Everything in its place and a place for everything. And I realize that there is a sense of calmness when things are not chaotic.And it is in my and my family's best interest to be neat.
So... I guess I'll go get started on being a little domestic and make myself happy . :D
answered 18 Mar '13, 04:36
Some people are messy have not enuff space to put things etc.. and some other have it the other way around it is never clean enuff,they spend their time cleaning each day they say the floor is dirty etc... so like in everything you need to find a proper balence. if you do not clean enuff it is dirty and if you clean to much you are over doing it and could enjoy your time doing something else. Or maybe you want to change the floor and that is why you need to clean it each day?In the hope that the floor will be melt away. Ha.Ha.Ha smile. clean stuff and put order but you do not need to clean the floor each day if you have walk on it and put dirt on it ok clean that part but you do not need to clean all the house each day and where no one as put a foot. dust does not accumulate that fast. onless you want to eat on the floor. But not many people eat on the floor in this time in age.
Now we have table and dishes.Men and invention.Now you can wash the table and the dishes you do not need to clean the all flour and the all house 3 time per day.
For some people, I think it is genetic.
They just do not care to keep everything in perfect "order". They like a little bit of naturalness and to focus their energy on more important things...
answered 18 Mar '13, 01:48
How is being messy inconvenient? It might be inconvenient to other people who can't stand messiness, but I don't think it is inconvenient at all to the particular person who is messy. I am also a messy person by nature and I never felt any inconvenience that arose from my messiness.
I used to be bothered by my messiness too a little until I was watching a random TV variety show. I forgot what the show was really about, but the show broadcasted a couple of offices in the same company and one of the office was really messy. But I remembered that one of the offices was the manager/boss's office, and the secretary that accompanied the filming said that the boss really hated people touching or arranging his things even though it was so messy. Then the host commented something along the lines of, 'Messy people somehow still seem to know where all their things are amongst all this mess!'
And that line struck me really hard, because amongst all this messiness, one could also argue that there is also an element of organization in it. I am sure you would agree that all messy people (apart from you) somehow are able to know where all the things they need are whenever they require them in just a few seconds, even if it seems really messy to another person.
If I might guess, maybe you got into an argument with your dad because he tried to help you tidy your room and then you could not find where your things are anymore? Messy people really hate people touching or tidying their things up when they are around because they cannot stand not being able to find the things they need in just a few split seconds.
Therefore, I do not think there is anything wrong with being messy. As long as your room is still clean and hygenic, and you know where all your things are placed, then that is more than good enough.
answered 20 Mar '13, 13:13
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