Are You a Neat Freak?

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    Oct 19, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    I have always been orderly in my life and neatness is something I strive for in myself and others....clothes hung, long sleeves shirts together, short sleeves the same...jeans on hangers and together, dress pants same...suits separate, you get the idea.....I like my home neat and orderly and other than the odd newspaper on the coffee table I hate clutter. My cars are always clean, but somedays i do fall back and turn slob, but am quickly back on track.

    So based on a scale of 0 to 10, zero being the pigs are throwing you out of the sty, and 10 being you are a most annoying shit to everyone...where do you rate yourself and why?

    I'm about a comfy 8....So gentlemen, as always, I invite your intelligent and mature input and the floor is now open.......Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Oct 19, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    maybe naturally a 7.5, but if I´m around tidy people it can go higher and if I´m around untidy people it can drop.

    I´m not too difficult.
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    Oct 19, 2010 6:14 PM GMT
    I'm far from being a neat freak, but I am a tiny bit OCD/perfectionist.
    I'll let my place get totally trashed just because it's too much trouble to keep it cleaned/detailed to my overly high expectations. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 20, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    I'm a strange case: I like my common areas to be neat and organized (not excessively so, just enough to keep me sane), but my room is a giant mess. And if it's not a mess and I can actually see the floor, I get uneasy. Is that weird? lol
    And for the record, it's not gross-no food or anything. Just random books and papers
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    Oct 20, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    food is nice and comes in handy for those late night junk attacks....icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 27, 2014 1:03 PM GMT
    No I am not a neat freak. I am disorganized and untidy. I like it that way.
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    Aug 27, 2014 1:17 PM GMT
    Creativity comes out of messiness. If you are orderly and neat you cannot see connections. Organized people are missing out. Your brains are working in neat rows and orderly fashion, but you miss out on making connections that you would have missed out if everything was neat.
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    Aug 27, 2014 1:23 PM GMT
    Used to be :
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    Aug 27, 2014 1:46 PM GMT
    I used to maintain a "shoes off" house with Egyptian cotton goosedown duvets that'd I'd beat the dust out of weekly, and a white cotton twill living room set that stayed pristine for five years. In a wilderness cabin.

    Then I got dogs and that all went out the window - now it's leather sofas and everything else is strictly wash 'n wear.

    It's all about compromise, or you'll either always live alone or if you inevitably partner with a slob (more often than not), be perpetually frustrated.
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    Aug 27, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
    I am an 9 , and sometimes it drives my mates crazy ..lol..icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 27, 2014 5:01 PM GMT
    yes i'm an OCD clean freak -- everything is organized, has its place, and is clean. it drives my boyfriend nuts because he's the opposite, and his messiness drives me nuts also. but we're working it out and he's gotten better about cleaning up after himself thankfully.
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    Aug 27, 2014 5:32 PM GMT
    FuerteC saidCreativity comes out of messiness. If you are orderly and neat you cannot see connections. Organized people are missing out. Your brains are working in neat rows and orderly fashion, but you miss out on making connections that you would have missed out if everything was neat.


    "Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain. What is one thing these three visionaries have in common? They all had very messy workspaces."

    http://lifehacker.com/why-creative-geniuses-often-keep-a-messy-desk-1534885018

    FuerteC, You may be right.


    I think having the ability to create order from what appears to be chaos(seemingly unrelated ideas) is valuable for creativity.


    I've found that messy people have great memories. Unlike the highly organized who have everything in its place, a messy type needs to use his memory----if he's ever going to find his car keys.
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    Aug 27, 2014 5:39 PM GMT
    I make sure my flat is given a thorough clean once a week without fail (by paying someone)
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    Aug 27, 2014 6:03 PM GMT

    you're a Virgo?, happy b-day this month icon_wink.gif