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Would you say that a total and constant mess in one's house actually depicts the mess in his mind?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (20463points) April 5th, 2010

Do you think people with extremely messy, disorganized living spaces which are constantly upside down have a similar situation in their lives/mind?

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kevbo's avatar

Speaking from firsthand experience, yes, although some people are just hoarding types.

dpworkin's avatar

I resemble that remark.

ucme's avatar

An uncle of mine once told me just as the eyes are a window to our soles, so are the windows the sole of one’s home.Then again he was a peeping tom so…. Maybe that person is incredibly busy & has no time for housework, just a thought.

MarcoNJ's avatar

Yes, most definitely. From first-hand accounts, everyone I’ve ever met who has a pigsty of a home – their own life is not all that together. I whole-heartedly believe that how one maintains their home is a reflection of their life in general.

ninjacolin's avatar

if you were judging me by my mess, you would almost be accurate. but having a peek on any one day wouldn’t be enough to get a good idea. you would have to look at my tidyness habits instead. i tend to let things get really messy (not dirty! just disorganized!) then i do a big huge cleanup. and maintain it for a bit.. then it all goes to hell again. repeat. i’d have to say it’s very me.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

No, it depicts having two children under 4 – my mind and that of my husband are some of the sharpest ones around.

davidbetterman's avatar

No, a messy house indicates nothing more than a messy house.

slick44's avatar

That makes sence to me!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Personally, I’ve always felt how a person keeps up their immediate surroundings reflects on everything they do. The more organized people are and tidy then then healthier and more positive they appear but you never know. None of my longtime friends are messy whether they have kids or not. My bf is the messiest person I’ve known in years but his mind is as sharp as a tack, thank goodness.

wilma's avatar

Appearances can be deceiving.

davidbetterman's avatar

There is a psychological disorder having to do with being excessively neat..what is it?

Oh yeah…Obsessive/Compulsive.

phillis's avatar

I do believe it, as surely as I believe that a compulsive neat freak presents thier own issues by doing the extreme opposite.

nebule's avatar

mtso idietnflye

phillis's avatar

@lynneblundell Bahahahha!! Clever :)

ZAGWRITER's avatar

That would explain some things….

tinyfaery's avatar

What appears to be a mess to you might be an odd organization system. My wife’s office has papers everywhere, but she can find anything in 10 seconds.

loser's avatar

I don’t think so. My house is neat but my brain is a mess.

janbb's avatar

@dpworkin resembles that remark. I, on the other hand, have a well-ordered house (with pictures to prove it) and an extremely well-ordered mind.

DarkScribe's avatar

Many of the brightest, most logical, witty, well read, erudite and clear thinking people people who I have known have one thing in common – a very untidy, cluttered home or office.

thriftymaid's avatar

In some cases, yes, but not in all cases. I’ve known generally organized people who live in a messy home.

KatawaGrey's avatar

I say that it all depends on who the person is. There are plenty of people who are very neat who have messy disorganized lives. They are extremely neat because that’s the most control they have.

I am a very messy person and it is for one reason and one reason only. I always have better things to do instead of clean.

Ludy's avatar

Oh may God!!! I couldn’t describe myself better than you did!(KatawaGrey)

Jeruba's avatar

Not necessarily. I judge a messy mind by the quality and clarity of a person’s thought. Why would you need any other indicator?

YARNLADY's avatar

Depends on what you mean by a messy mind. I have a lot of things on my mind at all times, and a very messy house.

JackiePaper's avatar

I have low spatial awareness….my immediate surroundings mean very little to me and my mood.
I am a messy person because cleaning is like punishment.

Coloma's avatar

As within, so without.

Yes, I do believe disheveled appearances and ultra sloppy housekeeping on a chronic level screams emotionally messy too.

Not the occasional get behind for a few extra days stuff, but serious slob, yes.

Gabby101's avatar

I think it has more to do with discipline and appreciation for “beauty.” I do work with people that have really messy desks and some of them are disorganized and some not. Just because the stacks of paper are ugly and in plain sight, doesn’t mean they aren’t organized. I like my desk to look good, so I keep everything in nice file folders and spend time cleaning my desk each week. People assume I am organized, but in fact, what they are seeing is discipline. I am just disciplined to clean my desk each week (and put things away before I go home each day).

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