There are a number of reasons why people resist the idea of becoming organized. But like any stereotypes, their rationale tends to be based in misconceptions:
2. You are regimented and inflexible.
3. You get everything done that you want to.
4. Being organized prevents problems.
5. It means you are a “neatnik.”
6. You are more efficient.
7. You can’t be spontaneous.
8. Some people just can’t get organized; being organized is a genetic trait.
9. It takes a lot of time and effort.
10. You have to schedule every minute of the day.
11. You are controlling and critical of others.
12. You are not very sentimental.
13. It costs a lot of money.
14. It is only for logic-based thinkers, not creative types.
15. It makes you are a happier person.
16. It proves you are not lazy.
17. You have to have a good memory.
18. Being organized means you handle items only once.
19. It is not possible for visually-oriented people.
20. Being organized fine for work, but is unnecessary at home.
21. If you are organized, everything is always clean.
You may know organized people who have many of these traits, but many disorganized people do as well!
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