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This is What a Messy Home Can Reveal about Your Psychological Health

This is What a Messy Home Can Reveal about Your Psychological Health
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This is not about whether you like or despise cleaning. There are some things that you can tell about someone’s personality just by taking a look at their cleaning habits, such as the way they do their laundry, deal with food leftovers, or arrange their clothes.

You can just stop whatever you’re doing for a while and take a look at what the space around you looks like, and believe me, you’ll be able to know many interesting things about your very own personality. This can also apply to other people, of course, all it’ll take to learn more about someone is to pay them a visit.

Ready to experience how it feels like to be Sherlock Holmes (aka. Reveal hidden facts through observation)?

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Check out these 8 important things your home can reveal about your personality and mental health.

1. No signs of home renovation

To save money, some people get used to living with pale wallpaper, a leaky tap, and things still packed in boxes from when they first moved in, which happened many years ago, yet, they often treat their place as only temporary. While they might have interesting plans for the future, they may end up living in this temporary home for ten, twenty, or even more years.

Seen from a psychological perspective, this type of people insists on living in an unrealistically beautiful future, while they see the present as a discomfort they need to cope with because it’ll soon go away. But what’s really happening is that they may not even have a realistic plan because they prefer hoping that something good will happen and their lives will be changed forever.

2. Hiding junk in boxes, closets, and drawers

When you see the room or apartment for the first time, you may notice a lot of cleanliness and tidiness all around the place. However, as soon as you open a shelf in the closet or a drawer, you’ll probably be surprised to find crumpled clothes, old papers and cards, and many broken items.

People with a dramatic personality give a lot of importance to appearances. They often seek to impress others and they love showing only the greatest sides of their lives and personalities. Also, they find it quite easy to just hide away the things they no longer like or need rather than rearranging, replacing, or throwing them away. All that matters is that their home looks cleaner and more alluring than it actually is.

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  1. I love all your articles. Unfortunately, this one hit the nail on the head. I am a horder, I prefer”Pack Rat”. It is a family problem, lucky one person a generation and that’s me. I have too many things, I won’t let it go and I am depressed. I keep the public areas neat. My private area is another story. I am creative, but can’t let things go. However, I can find anything or tell someone to go to it and it’s always there. I hate being this way. I allow very few people come into my inner areas. I just moved and was overwhelmed and stressed, so I took a little of my things and left the rest. So I didn’t have to deal with it. Unfortunately I took some things and can’t get that organized either. I need help. I don’t do this on purpose, it just keeps happening. I want to stop, but don’t know how.

    I’ve been trying to find a Hoarders program and couselor, but haven’t been successful. I am on SS and have FL BCBS. Do you have any suggestions? I have finally owned up to the problem, now what? I know I need help.

    Thank you for your suggestions and help and great articles. Stay Safe.

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