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I'm an ENFP with ADHD.
To me, the idea of an orderly desk or workspace is unheard of. Don't get me wrong, I know how to clean and organize, and actually quite enjoy it. It's a hobby. The idea of spending a weekend organizing and rearranging classrooms (I'm a teacher) sounds like a dream come true. My own desk, however, is absolute chaos. I'm interested to see how I differ from others within my type as well as from other types. I'm also curious to find out where we have similarities; I may be pleasanty surprised. (Where are the messy xxTJs?!)


Post a picture of your desk or workspace,or write 150 words (jokes. just being teacher-y) describing the area you get work done and how it works, (or doesn't work!), for you.
 

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Im a student so I dont really have a workspace like an office or something... but my room at home is really messy. Im usually running late (and well im very lazy) so I leave my stuff on the ground or elsewhere where it doesnt belong. Recently got rid of some old stuff though so my work desk is alright now... and I guess there is some kind of order to my mess... maybe :^)
Not gonna post a picture though i embarrass myself enough irl.
 

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My desk at work is pretty organized. When I'm busy there will be piles of paperwork but they're still organized.

I'm kind of messy at home though. I always had a messy room growing up. I've gotten better about it recently because it drives my husband crazy.
 

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Post a picture of your desk or workspace or write 150 words (jokes. just being teacher-y) describing the area you get work done and how it works, (or doesn't work!), for you.
Nice question! :) Also ENFP here (though without ADHD). My workdesk is like a chaotic disaster: even handwritten specifications and diagrams created ~7 years ago are still lying under various stuff and trash although never being used any more :p Maybe I could use them as historical papyrus at some day if they gain extra value with enough age? :)

To me a light chaos always seems okay and I don't even see that anything is disturbing with that :) Actually I can't even notice that the stuff is lying there at all.
 

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I have workspace.

I put things where I most likely need it. Hence my storage rooms (3) at work tend to have a disorderly look. I have to oversee the furniture storages... tbh they're quite a mess too. Efficiency is more valuable than order in my mind. I want to go in, grab what I need, get out.

I have an office, with desk, computer. I spend a lot of time not being there, add that I'm not the only employee using it. All the pens, papers, phones, reminders etc, I carry with me.
 

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Relatively tidy at work, though I do like things pretty spread out, lol.
At home with Uni, or just researching things in general ie notepads/library books etc - I'd say it's more of a clean-messy, no rubbish or crap I don't need, but not overly tidy and organized etc.
 

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ISTJ - Organized mess... it probably doesn't look so organized to a third party but there's a reason for everything being where it is and I know exactly where everything is. Want to tick me off? Mess with my mess... and I will know instantly that somebody has!
 

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I manage a site
The site is orderly and aesthetically pleasing and clean
My office bit of both. I organize all company documents etc as needed and file, however the workspace I actually sit directly in is a cluster fuck

I gotta have things surface clean and some order but I can be in private chaos
 

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I don't have a permanent desk at work, so my desk is always cleaned off at the end of the work day, since anyone could be sitting at it the following day.

I do, however, have a drawer I can lock my belongings in. The drawer is pretty organized. My computer desktop is also organized, and I have at least 15 rules set up on my email to organize incoming emails for me (I counted one week. I got over 700 emails in a one week period, so having an organized email is a must. Easier to weed out all the unimportant emails, or mass-sent emails that aren't relevant to my work). I have between 2-6 documents saved on my desktop at any time. I leave them up until I know I don't need them anymore, then I delete them completely, or simply remove them from my desktop.

If there are lysol wipes available, I like to wipe down my desk when I come back to it after my weekend off, because I don't know if the person who was sitting there was clean or sick or what.
 

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I don't have a permanent desk at work, so my desk is always cleaned off at the end of the work day, since anyone could be sitting at it the following day.

I do, however, have a drawer I can lock my belongings in. The drawer is pretty organized. My computer desktop is also organized, and I have at least 15 rules set up on my email to organize incoming emails for me (I counted one week. I got over 700 emails in a one week period, so having an organized email is a must. Easier to weed out all the unimportant emails, or mass-sent emails that aren't relevant to my work). I have between 2-6 documents saved on my desktop at any time. I leave them up until I know I don't need them anymore, then I delete them completely, or simply remove them from my desktop.

If there are lysol wipes available, I like to wipe down my desk when I come back to it after my weekend off, because I don't know if the person who was sitting there was clean or sick or what.
Wow! I am madly impressed. lysol wipes?! genius move.My brain has about 700 incoming emails/ week and none of them are organized. You amaze me, person. Well done. We need folk like you.
 

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I manage a site
The site is orderly and aesthetically pleasing and clean
My office bit of both. I organize all company documents etc as needed and file, however the workspace I actually sit directly in is a cluster fuck

I gotta have things surface clean and some order but I can be in private chaos
This sounds somewhat familiar. I love to keep my classroom in order and aesthetically pleasing. The students need it. At times it can get a ittle sloppy, but nothing a half hour after school can't fix. My own desk, however, is a war zone. Utter chaos. I 'deep clean' it once every couple of months, when I can no longer fit my coffee cup on the table, or if I forget what colour the desk originally was. My coworkers must think I'm a mess. They're right.
 

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INFP with ADD. I don't work (I probably should by now maybe) but sometimes when i'm not antisocial - well my mother works at a community college so sometimes I help students (weird for me because i'm young)
But I get my own little personal desk with a little office that connects to my moms and I manage to mess up both rooms at the end of the day. Papers everywhere, pens on the floor, it just looks like there was a fight and nobody won.
So most of my time is filled grading some papers and trying to find those papers. Getting really distracted etc.
 

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Im still a university student, well not for long, so if its about my workspace its mainly my desk at home and that is more organised lately than it was in the past, because i tend to move my things around really frequently, or have a friend come over and use the desk.
But thats just my desk, when it comes to shelfs i have to search for half an hour to get to a book that was supposed to be in front of me. Also my home gets tidied according to how frequent home-visits are, if its an exam-period, when im staying mainly at home me and myself alone two things tend to happen:
1) Im too bored to study so im just thinking and analysing about stuff through my "si" while tidying around (that happens more rarely right now)
2) Im studying so much that when i take a break for whatever reasons my mood is not really into caring for such trivial matters. Im just going to watch a video, or anything thats gonna make me relax instead.
 

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Appears somewhat messy to the ordinary eye, but for me it is organized chaos ;)
 
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My living space generally ranges from "good enough" to "controlled chaos". I'm kind of fanatical about keeping my work area tidy, and have a specific layout/ system that keeps things functional, streamlined, and clean. In fact, I just looked at my desk a minute ago, and there's a spiral notebook with two pens on it, along with a new anime poster on top of a laptop, and a thesaurus, and that's the messiest I've seen it get in a while.

Most of my messes have to do with space/ storage issues, as I own lots of awkward items, and the apartment floor plan is kinda wonky. Lots of wasted potential of space in here. Plenty of upward space for the tall items we don't own, not enough outward space for the wide or not safely stacked. *Smh*
 

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Wow! I am madly impressed. lysol wipes?! genius move.My brain has about 700 incoming emails/ week and none of them are organized. You amaze me, person. Well done. We need folk like you.
Lol thanks :)

Yeah. There's usually at least one container floating around the office somewhere. It's an open office design, and you never know who sat at your desk last, so -especially during flu seasons- lysol wipes are a god-send.

See, I have some coworkers who have like upwards of 5000 unread emails just sitting in their inbox, and I don't know how someone can see all that unopened mail and not check it. Emails, notifications on my phone, chat message pop-ups. I have to click on them. Honestly, I think I have to keep my work-space organized because I'm easily distracted. If I have a messy space, then I'm focused on all the little things on desk, or the unchecked emails, or the crumbs from someone else's lunch, instead of being focused on my actual work. By keeping things tidy and clean, that's less things to distract me from my job.

My house on the other hand, since I don't have to worry about remaining focused, can be a complete disaster area sometimes haha
 
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