Personality traits and clutter
15 Oct 2019
There are aspects to our personalities that really do have an impact on our clutteredness (inventing words...again).
How does forgetfulness affect clutter? What about optimism? Perfectionism?
You'll definitely identify with a few traits we discuss in this episode. Be ready to feel validated!
Different aspects of personalities will affect your propensity for clutter. Some people are just more likely to be cluttered not because they are deficit or failing in some way, just because their personality lends itself to clutter and disorganisation. The main aim of this episode is to reassure you that there are influences that are working away in the background that you can blame rather than thinking you have failed.
We see a lot of traits that can cause clutter:
Brené Brown and Oprah discussion on perfectionism
Creativity and artistic-ness
Devourer of information
Some traits are correlated with being less cluttered or finding it easier to declutter:
Being neat and tidy
Some traits can work both for and against you when it comes to clutter:
Frugality (can also lead to clutter