NF • Idealist with a preference for Perceiving when dealing with the outer-world.

You are if you identify as ORGANIC but prefer to live in a spontaneous way, trying to understand and experience life rather than control and structure it. Detailed plans are too constrictive. You prefer to take life as it comes and see what the day holds. The downside when dealing with the confining structure nature of Home & Life issues? Um. well. everything. What’s easy is adapting to crisis and sudden change (like broken water heaters or gas leaks); what’s hard is everything else.

What’s Easy

  • You are very good at the big picture and value both personal and aesthetic harmony, which translates into an inviting, cozy and eclectic home. Your furniture, artwork, tchotchkes, and books all have personal meaning.
  • You can and do adapt to many different situations including the added responsibilities of relationships, children, and work.
  • You see with a bird’s eye view what’s important in the end. Happy family? Important. Clean house? Not so much. (Not that the clutter, and its unharmonious aesthetic doesn’t bug you.)
  • You can embrace your spontaneous side and allow the perfect spring day to not be wasted indoors doing chores, working at the office or stuck at school.
  • You do get things done, just not in the same linear, crossed off list way of other types. You do things when you are moved to do them.

What’s Hard

  • The details of home and life organization are the hardest thing in the world for you. More so than ANY other type. Dishes in the sink? Thank God, they’ve gotten there and are not all over the den. Kids are screaming at each other upstairs? Hey, at least you know they are alive.
  • Attending to all the details of home and life in a timely linear fashion. You prefer keeping things in your head and only resort to lists in times of stress or added responsibilities. You do better when you can attack a big chore all at once when you are moved to do it.
  • Filing in file cabinets and any organizational structure that is enclosed and not visual. You have to SEE your bills to DO them. And your type might actually function better in a kitchen with open shelves and pot racks. Having things out in the open actually makes it easier for you to do something.
  • You can learn how to adapt to the structured world we live in, using wall calendars, alarm functions on phones and electronic schedulers. As long as you remember to LOOK at the scheduler and not be too hard on yourself if you forget something once a month or, gasp, once a week.
  • Your concept of time. You probably have pushed your preferences to be on time for work, but it’s harder when you’re of the clock. Use all the tricks in the above bullet to be fashionably, not rudely late. And always give yourself twice the amount of time you think you need.
  • Not breaking the finer things like china & crystal. You are notoriously klutzy and tend to break things more than CLASSIC and FUN types. Buy and treat housewares accordingly!