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  •  good plan! (4+ / 0-)

    I found an article--Why Do You Hoard?--that talked about people with hoarding tendencies having difficulties with categorization and instead seeing things visually a/o spatially.

    That applies to me since making the what/where decisions is the hardest part for me. I'm going to start w/setting the timer for 10 minutes and work my way up.

    •  That's an interesting article; thanks (4+ / 0-)

      for the link. But I find it hard to understand how a high-level computer programmer has trouble with classification and categorization. Maybe I'm unclear on the concepts.

      I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't a bio basis for the genesis of the phenomenon, though of course like most behaviors there's both mental and physical components. I wonder if anyone is taking a look at what are generally considered spiritual components--that is, in this case, a need to maintain connections, perhaps, or an unwillingness to live in the present moment. Just a thought.

      I'll tell you, though, I am not willing to slip into that category. Messy, yes. Hoarder, no. This stuff has got to go!
      Aux barricades! ;)

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      by peregrine kate on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 09:36:57 PM PDT

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      •  computer programmers (4+ / 0-)

        Maybe the level of abstraction has some role. My husband worked as a software engineer writing code and he's messy too! The difference is he happily blocks things out as long as objects function while I remain more aware of the clutter and the emotional components below the surface (pun intended).

        I hope to stay on the merely messy side of the dividing line too! Onwards!

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