We all have personality quirks that reveal themselves in the way we arrange our books. Some of these traits might lead us into mayhem, if not murder, but are you one of those looking for self-expression by way of a bookcase? In my own case, I think of myself as a multifaceted personality.
There are times when I fall into each of these categories:
Adrenaline Junkie or Risk Taker
But I try not to break the laws of nature repeatedly or disregard the safety of myself and others. Just don't sit under the case.
A very shy person who is reluctant to become involved with people might identify with this bookcase. You had to have known me when I was young.
Sometimes I want to be wild and crazy. At times of turbulent emotions, when impulsive actions are called for, I might need an exciting relationship with my books. Finding curved books might be a challenge.
Lean on Me
A shelf like this may symbolize a little dependency on others. But I get by with a little help from my friends, now I'm 64.
My Way or the Highway
An irresistable force meets an unmovable object. The bookshelf loses and I win. Bend unto me.
It's nice to be the center of things, but this is what happens if you wait for someone else to bring you dinner. Did your mother ever tell you to get your head out of a book? Were you ever accused of being lazy because nothing got done but reading?
A Little OCD
Sometimes I have a preoccupation with orderliness and control. I am trying to cultivate the ability to throw things away. Occasionally a little Mr. Monk in you is a good thing.
Keep a Few Things Secret
I find it best to hide some books away. No, not porn, it is just that only my mailman and I know the extent of my good relationship with Amazon.
I was of two minds about which shelves would suit me best when I feel distant or detached.
Well, the directions were in Japanese. I did have a little trouble learning to tie my shoes and ride a bike as well.
There are people I run into on an everyday basis who have certain personality traits which might be considered problematic. I will leave the distinction between normal and abnormal for the experts and just lump these together as a can of mixed nuts.
Inferiority Complex Bookcases
I feel small.
I feel there is a bit of this in my makeup, but I am too OCD for this collection.
The Recovering Alcoholic who has found a new use for the wine rack.
The Do-it-Your Shelver made by the Tim Allen Home Improvement wannabe.
My Dream Shelves are all beautifully empty and waiting for the books I can add to the collection. But I still deny I am a hoarder....