I am not messy.
I dislike unclean living areas and clutter. I always keep my areas clear of useless debris. I suppose my tendencies are completely anti pack-rat, and always throw something out if it has outlived its usefulness.
First we would need to get an ISTJ to be interested in INTP/ENTP differences.
My ISTJ aunt married an ENTP.
Aside from the nagging (which he has full immunity to) and grilling him to get back to work, she'd gladly take care of the cleaning and other chores. They have a pristine house -- it'd be a miracle to find an object out of place, with the exception of my uncle's work room.
"I cannot expect even my own art to provide all of the answers -- only to hope it keeps asking the right questions." -- Grace Hartigan
I'm not messy. Clutter builds up pretty quick, but I clear it regularly and guard against acquiring it. The messy rooms in my house are the kids' rooms and I make them tidy them about once a week or so. I hate anally tidy, spotless houses, where you can't feel at ease and worry about getting fingerprints on things, but I'm claustrophobic so I don't like anything that makes the spaces seem smaller. And I just like to keep on top of things.
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"When it all comes down to dust
I will kill you if I must
I will help you if I can" - Leonard Cohen
Tidiness is for bored people. As long as things are within a meter of where they're supposed to be, there's no problem. Who has time to spend a half hour hanging clothes up anyways? There's room on the floor that's not being used, and it's such a shame to waste space.
"Yet, the right act
Is less, far less, than the right-thinking mind.
Seek refuge in thy soul; have there thy heaven!"
Psh. Why is being messy such a big deal? I've got my laptop and books on the far right-hand corner of my bed, a sketchbook filled with half-completed plans for various projects I have going on underneath the pillow I don't use, got a few half-filled water bottles on my nightstand, my floor has piles of clothing on the floor (separated by state of cleanliness), and anything else I might need is in one of those bins that have wheels and slide under my bed, for easy access when I'm too lazy to get up.
I see no point in being clean if everything's already efficiently organized.
..............I'm speaking to a system, which is easily created, that will ultimately allow more time to do you "interesting things." In other words, it's much faster to put something in a logical location in order to easily locate it, or them, than it is to have to spend time looking and thinking about where the items are at present time........
LOL spoken like a real J type. I think J types are more tidy and P types... I know I used to drive my boss crackers, he was forever telling people to tidy up, everyone knew it was bad when I was moaning to tidy up....
I don't think it's an NT thing, I think it's an J/P issue myself
My Fi gf doesnt feel good, if its messy. She then thinks of illnesses, bacteria and various bad parasites.
I just dont notice, if its messy or not. I would like to have for the future, if I own a house to have my tools and gear properly sorted, to be able to find them if I search them. But if there would be some dirt in the garage, I wouldnt care.
What I dont like are people who collect old pizza boxes or empty bottles, then I think of bacteria.
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray