Every office worker has a particular type of desk they keep, and a number of studies suggest that how you keep your workspace might affect how you work.
One of the reasons physical spaces, including one’s office desks, can be so revealing is that they are essentially the crystallization of a lot of behavior over time.
So, what does your desk space say about your personality?
An exceptionally tidy and organized workplace doesn’t specify that you are introverted. Instead, a minimalist is more likely to be high in the qualities of neatness, discipline and carefulness. They are hardworking, reliable, and achievement-oriented and succeed on structure and planning.
People who are more dominant personality types are more defensive of their space. In fact, over time, their personal effects may start to trespass on other people’s spaces; a coat on a spare chair or garbage radiating out from their desk onto that of others. They may try to mark more and more area for themselves by moving their coffee cup and their sandwich out further to claim more territory.
A simple, stylish or unusual workspace tells people that you are high in the trait called openness, which means you are likely to be high in creativity, intellectuality and openness to new experience.