I’m going to ask you to bear with me for a moment (I know that’s an ominous way to start a post—sorry).
When I was studying Interior Design I had a teacher that told us we would eventually have two kinds of clients: Screeners and Non-Screeners. What are they you’re dying to ask—well it’s your lucky day, I’m going to tell you :)
Screeners: People who can screen out the noise and mess of pattern, clutter, and clashing color. Example: Molly Weasley’s house would be the house of a screener.
Non-Screener: People who need simplicity and clean lines. If too much is going on, it makes them a little crazy. Example: A sleek and futuristic room from your favorite Sci-fi novel.
So with those definitions in mind—are you a screener or a non-screener when it comes to reading and writing? Do you need peace and quiet to write and read? Or can do you thrive in the bubbling chaos of life?
I’m a bit of both actually. My house is the house of a non-screener. It’s almost always clean and clutter free. I cannot function in a mess. It makes me crazy and VERY grouchy.
But when it comes to reading and writing I am a screener. An elephant could walk through the room and I wouldn’t notice. Sometimes my kids stand in front of me and need to yell to get my attention. I guess I’m just whisked away :)
So what about you? Screener? Non-Screener?