There are people who have orderliness flowing through their veins. They can’t live if they don’t perfectly arrange their living spaces: home, office, car. All the things are always put in their place, nothing is left at its will. On the other hand, there are people who are messy.
Those messy people clean and order their things, but this orderliness doesn’t hold on for too long. In a short time, you’ll find items all over the place, apparently in a complete mess. If you are in this category of people, you shouldn’t feel guilty anymore for being messy. According to researchers, being messy is a sign on intelligence.
Albert Einstein himself was renowned for the mess that one could find on his desk. He used to say “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”.
Being messy – the sign of intelligence and creativity
There are people who feel more inspired in their job or daily activities when there is mess. It is known that the clutter is inspiring for any type of artistic creation. Psychologists have scientifically demonstrated that intelligent and creative people are a bit more messy than other people. A myth has also been dismantled, that disordered people are lazy. In fact, the truth is that these persons actually involuntarily “keep” a certain mess because this is how their thinking processes are stimulated.
The mess is actually a “creative fuel”, so people who are obsessed with orderliness are more rigid in thinking and, hence, less creative. A book has been written on this subject – “A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder”, written by Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman.
However, this doesn’t mean that if you are an orderly person, you should become messy to become more intelligent or creative. Don’t worry, it is possible that you are intelligent enough, while also being orderly. But if you are a messy person, you can feel good in your shoes, without feeling complexed or guilty for how you are.
Accept yourself as you are, because many psychological problems appear because of people’s low self-esteem and because of people comparing themselves with others all the time.