You are what you eat, and clothes make the man, but it’s your office space, in the end, that might just provide the most accurate reflection of your personality. Don’t believe us? Consider these cubicles, and what they convey about their occupant.
1. “I am the least organized person in America.”
Messy desk people have plenty of excuses. (Or so we hear.) “I’m creative!” … “I have a system!” Both of which might well be true, but to others, the disorganized desk just looks like an indicator of internal chaos. None of this makes a difference to confirmed clutterers, who couldn’t live any other way even if they tried. (Or so we hear.)
2. “I am a snooty snoot.”
You’ve worked long and hard to get to where you are, and you’re going to make sure that other people know it. You will do this by stocking your office with paintings of polo ponies, or dozens of leather-bound books. You are not fooling anyone. We all know that if you were really rich, you’d wear a hoodie all day long like Mark Zuckerberg.
3. “Imaginary friends are the only friends.”
You spend a lot of time at the office, so it makes sense that you want your cubicle to express your inner you. But, uh, how do we put this? If your inner you is too much of an indoor kid, maybe you want to vary your choice of decor a bit. Anyway, you probably don’t want your cube to wind up looking too much like it was decorated by Gene Roddenberry.
4. “This is my day job.”
We’re actually OK with this one. A little art around the office is nice. The only potential for peril is if all of the art was created by the occupant, and he or she will not stop talking about the next show. That can get boring really fast.
5. “I have a problem. Please help me.”
You’re so wild and crazy, it’s like college never stopped for you! …No, seriously, dude: It is like college never stopped for you. There’s a way to do the alcohol-themed cube well, as the picture above can show, but for the most part, decorating your office entirely in booze-related paraphernalia just makes people suspicious when you’re “out sick” on Friday.
Image: 1. http://www.greenberg-art.com, 2. http://homendecor.com/2011/nice-idea-home-office-furniture/, 3. http://www.aasitedesigns.com, 4. http://hiragoeson.blogspot.com, 5. http://sandystyl.blogspot.com/2008/04/today-is_5259.html