Well, sisters, today I’m going to tell you some personality traits of Marcus which will lead me into broad personality analysis 😉 Marcus loves to rearrange rooms. It might not be so much that he loves it as that he feels a need to do it. Every time we do a big cleaning he thinks to himself, “I’m bored with how this room is, and who knows how much dirt is under the furniture! Let’s REARRANGE it!” We’ve rearranged our apartment many times. A lot of that was because as we were moving in, we kept discovering ways to get free or cheap furniture (two free bookshelves from a family friend’s old office? YES. $50 couch from my coworker? YUP.) As the furniture came in, we had to rearrange.
But this time around when we cleaned, there was no new furniture to incorporate. Marcus just felt like we needed change. I suggested switching where some other furniture was but leaving the couch in the same place. But that wasn’t enough. “It’s not a big enough change.” I found this very puzzling, but I supported him in his efforts and sure enough we rearranged. Our windows are on a slant and so the shape of a room is a little funky, and it took two hours to figure out something we liked! We moved the dining room table in from our little hallway dining room thing and put it in front of the window.
Anyway as we were rearranging, I thought to myself, “I wonder why Marcus wants change so much.” And I realize it’s something that ties into his personality. He has an insanely active mind. He’s very imaginative, aware, and thinks faster and from more perspectives than anyone I know! I think his desire to rearrange comes from that, from the desire to see things differently and to switch it up. Me, being a more slow-thinking, one-track person, I more easily get complacent and comfortable with my surroundings. When I had my own place, I rarely rearranged. Heck, when the lightbulb in my college house kitchen went out it took me months to replace it (I could see well enough with lights from other rooms!). That made me think to my parents’ house. They didn’t really rearrange. They like things to be a certain, fixed way, and so do I at times. I lived in the same house all my life, and while we rearranged occasionally it wasn’t very often. What about you, sisters? Do you and/or your husbands shuffle it up often in your abode? Do you think that ties into your personalities? 🙂
Another stranger, hilarious personality question came to my mind the other day at the mall. I went into the public bathroom and had that gross situation where someone left #2 in the toilet. Before I tell you my course of action, what do YOU do in that situation?
a) Move to the next stall! Gross
b) Flush it so it’s gone, then move to the next stall
c) Flush it, and then sit down and use the toilet
I’m a letter b) type of gal. I want it to be flushed so the next person doesn’t have to see or smell that, but I’m not practical enough to just sit down on the same toilet that so recently had excrement in it for who knows how long. I think choice a) people go more by their gut reactions and don’t necessarily seek to prevent the gut reactions of others. And c) people are impressively practical to me!
SO there’s the weirdest online personality quiz you’ve ever taken. Do you rearrange the furniture in your rooms rarely, occasionally, or often? Rarely indicates a more conservative, one-sided mindset, often indicates a fluid mind that sees many perspectives, and occasionally means you’re somewhere in between. Do you flush and/or use a toilet that has been pooped in by someone else? If neither, you’re instinctive and don’t always let your higher thought for other people dictate your actions. If just flush, you’re good at overcoming your initial reaction but not so much so that you can be extremely practical. If flush and use, you’re practical and brave!
There are my random thoughts for the evening.