Everyone knows messiness isn't exclusively type related, but I have a hypothesis that although every type can be neat, and most types can be messy (I think certain types are rarely messy), types have different relationships to messiness/neatness.
So... Tell me your attitude towards neatness/messiness, for my viewing pleasure
- Do you consider yourself neat/messy? Why are you neat/messy?
- Do you consciously try to be neat, or are you automatically neat? Do you care about neatness?
- Do others consider you neat/messy? Does the opinion of others matter?
- Do you judge others who are neat/messy?
- Do you set up systems conducive to neatness, or do you organise your things without that conscious consideration?
I'm messy. When I start at a new place, it will begin neat and descend into a morass of clutter. It's never filthy or unhygienic (no food scraps or mould, I'm deathly allergic to mould so mould threats are immediately neutralised), just disorganised.
I think it's mainly because I don't throw things that aren't used up away, even if I can't foresee myself using them in the future (I keep buying new stationery that catches my eye, despite there being way more than enough pens at home).
EVERYONE thinks I'm messy, once they see my living/working areas. If someone is coming over, I'll clean up - I don't like people seeing my mess, even though that's inevitable. I generally like neat people, but messy people don't annoy me, unless they're messier than me and their mess gets in the way. I work next to a guy who's equally messy, so we laugh it off and our mutual messiness keeps the "mess border" in the middle. Every once in a while one of us will clean up, which inspires the other to do the same, but generally, it's a warzone.
Every once in a while (every few months), I'll get annoyed at my messiness and clean up, and my room will be neat for a week or so, then entropy will take over. I'll generally reorganise in a misguided attempt to make it easier to stay neat the next time, and it'll improve marginally, but it'll always go messy again (albeit slightly slower).