Chaos and order: what is their role in our life

From childhood, each of us hears how important order is. However, growing up, many are literally captured by the chaos that prevails in their apartment, on the office desk. And ... not even always trying to get out of it. What role do chaos and order play in our life?

Probably, and you have heard: "Disorder on the table is a mess in life." But is it really? Psychologists point out that chaos and order are two parts of one whole that should be in balance. "In nature, the transition from chaos to order and back occurs all the time, it is the law of any development," the psychologist comments. Yana Leikina. “When order becomes too rigid, chaos occurs, and vice versa.”

According to the expert, people who are inclined to create disorder are more creative, spontaneous, they have a lot of ideas that they, however, hardly realize to the end. “But lovers of order have rational thinking, for them the main thing is stability and control,” says Yana Leikina.

Clinical psychologist Alisa Galati adds that the development of creative thinking in childhood is unthinkable without chaos.

“A child learns about the world and develops his creative potential to a large extent through confusion: to master paints, a kid, for example, often needs to wallow in them from head to toe, and to learn a doll, to break it into pieces,” explains the specialist.

At the same time, excessive pedantry, although it is approved by society, can significantly complicate a person’s life. “Those who put order in a cult can develop neurotic obsessions and increased anxiety,” said Alisa Galati. “In addition, relatives are often affected by their personality traits.”

Yana Leikina recommends that such people develop multitasking and spontaneity. "They need to be distracted from household chores, less fixed on them and look for new ways to perform their usual activities, even to go to work in different ways," says the psychologist.

The opposite and more widespread extreme is the pathological creation of confusion everywhere and everywhere. This type of people litters everything that only touches - the desktop, your apartment, the car's interior. “Unhealthy carelessness is easy to distinguish from the so-called creative disorder,” says Alisa Galati. - In the latter case, it is easy and comfortable for a person to be in the chaos created by him. But in the case of a pathological disorder, the person they are experiencing, experiencing, but does not feel the strength to change something. ”

Psychological roots of total disorder

Yana Leikina notes that carelessness is often associated with defects in education. “A person was either not trained to order in his childhood, or in the family, on the contrary, there was a cult of purity,” explains the psychologist. “In the latter case, the child rebels against the parents with the help of the disorder, asserting itself in his freedom of action.”

The specialist also notes that carelessness can be associated with low self-esteem, excessive emotional vulnerability. In this case, the trash in the apartment as it protects a person from the world that hurts him. “Such a person does not really know how to build relationships, to reckon with other people,” the expert adds.

Alisa Galati also notes that negligence can be a desire to defend their personal space. “In this case, the person grew up in a family where he didn’t have his own corner or his parents attempted upon him,” explains the specialist. “Now, scattering things around the house, he seems to be marking his territory, announcing his presence.”

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