Character Assessment through Purse Items

purse item assessmentThe items in your purse can tell a great deal about your character. Most women tend to see their purse items as nothing more than things that found their way into their purse for one reason or another. Some women choose their purse items very deliberately while others choose them completely incidentally. Regardless, the accumulation of items in your purse reveal a great deal about your personal character.

For example, if it is mostly beauty and hygiene items you keep in your purse, you likely care a great deal about your image and your appearance. You like to freshen up before making an appearance anywhere, and you always like to look your best. You place a lot of importance on the first impression you make on people and you always want to look and smell just right for the occasion.

If you tend to carry around a lot of health items, such as band-aids, aspirin, indigestion remedies, first aid wipes and a thermometer, you are responsible, practical, efficient and you put health and safety first at all times. You likely have some sort of experience in the medical world as a professional. You are often the one that people want around in a precarious situation for your preparedness.

If your pure tends to be full of items such as pens, paper, cameras and electronic devices, you are probably more of a thinker and an observer of people. This type of woman may include artists, journalists, writers, or people in positions of power who have a lot of creative authority in their vocation. They are idea people who are constantly assessing the world around them in order to achieve a higher understanding of it, which they use for their own professional or personal purposes.

And lastly, if your purse is just a big mess, consisting of old receipts, candy bar wrappers, make up, phones, sunglasses, pills, pens, cameras, pictures, “to do” lists and a host of other random items, you are likely scatterbrained and unconventional in how you do things. Your system works well for you and you know that its functional, even if other people can’t see it. You often have the potential to be a creative genius, if you can organize your thoughts enough to assemble them into something cohesive.

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How Purse Dependent Are You?

purse dependenceWhat role does your purse play in your life? Are you anxious when your purse is not directly on your person? Could you care less about your purse so long as you know it has not been stolen? Every women has a different relationship with their purse. Some are very invested while others are largely disinterested. Some women carry large purses and others tiny purses. The type of purse a woman carries can say a lot about her.

Women who are very dependent on their purses typically carry large purses containing many items. These are the type of women who are scarcely ever seen without their purses in hand. This indicates a high maintenance type of woman. They tend to fuss over the details of situations and get flustered when unforeseen circumstances arrived. This is why they choose to be overly prepared for unforeseen life situations by packing their purses full of things they are actually quite unlikely to need.

A woman with an average sized purse containing an average amount of things is an example of a reasonably well balanced woman. She is not overly prepared or underly prepared. She has a good sense for what is likely to happen. When situations arise that make her wish she had brought something else along in her purse, they are few and far between. This type of woman is prepared without being fussy and is prepared to improvise in the unlikely event that she will not have something with her that she needs.

And lastly, women with a small purse containing only a few items are low maintenance but also tend to live life taking chances, which can be a bad thing. Women who live haphazardly and show up to most events unprepared can be fun, but can also be a mess. They are carefree and free-spirited, but they are also hard to depend on and other people often have to handle their responsibilities.

All of these women are valuable in different situations. The balanced woman is the most universally functional, but when no one else thought to bring that obscure item that turns out to be necessary, the overly prepared woman will have the last laugh, as will the under prepared woman in the situations where a sizable purse proves to be a hindrance.

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Clutter vs. Organization

disorganization clutterWhen it comes to women’s purses, we all know that there are some that are kept immaculate and some that are a giant mess. No two women are the same, and some women have almost nothing in common. This is why women’s purses are kept so differently. Some women are all about grace and order and meticulousness, while others are about relaxation and fun and being carefree. One can deduce, by how a woman’s purse is kept, which type they are.

Women with organized, tidy purses almost always fit a particular personality profile. One of the strongest attributes an individual can possess is their level of organization. It is what drives people to plan their lives carefully, and execute items on that plan by a calendar and a watch. Studies have shown that women often possess stronger organization skills than men, and their running life inventories are typically more meticulous than their male partner’s are. This is a generalization, not a rule. This attribute may be applied to an exacting profession, such as consultant or records keeping, or it may be devoted to more familial responsibilities.

We have all heard that creative people are messier than the average person. This is not to say that women with messy purses are artists, but it is a nod in the right direction. A messy purse usually indicates free thinking tendencies. Any space that a woman occupies with a mess is probably a sign that she is a circular thinking, right-brained, think outside the box type. This personality attribute is also very strong and distinct. Women of this nature may apply their abilities to a creative career field in the fashion industry, graphic design or some other open-minded endeavor, or they may be a fun and spunky family leader, full of ideas that young people simply love. Both personality types are essential to the contributions that women make in the world.

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Large Purse vs. Small Purse

large purse small purseThe size of a woman’s purse and the sheer volume of contents within it can be telling about who she is as a person. What a woman carries in her purse is no accident. Chances are, she has carefully hand selected every item that she carries in her purse and knows if it is running out, needs to be charged or needs to serve some specific purpose. Purse space is valuable, and many women do not tend to store things in their purse that are not vital to their every day lives. But every woman is unique and the amount of stuff they cart around is actually telling of their personalities.

A woman who carries a lot of items in her purse is someone who dislikes being without. The level of how organized and tidy a woman’s purse is may vary, but a large volume of purse items, whether clean or messy, indicates that the person is more prepared than they are resourceful. They are more likely to be a worrier, a provider, a perfectionist or someone who is simply used to chaos and is accustomed to being prepared for anything.

A woman who carries a small amount typically has more freedom than the woman who comes prepared for anything. The fewer purse contents a woman has, the less she expects to go wrong. A woman with a tiny purse and a limited amount of contents has confidence that she can navigate the average day without being loaded down by items she seldom uses. This type of woman is rarely in a care-giving role or has dependents. Instead, she is either young and carefree or mature and has made very deliberate life decisions. It may seem like what a woman carries in her purse is the way to tell something about her, but actually, how much a woman carries in her purse is its own kind of indication of who she is.

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What the Items in Your Purse Say About You

purse contentsThe average woman carries a purse, but there is nothing average about a woman’s purse. No two women’s purses are identical in shape, size and contents. One might say that a women’s purse is as individualistic as she is. This is because every woman has a different idea about what is essential to tote around on her person throughout the day. It is impossible to carry around everything you may need, so women make deliberate decisions about what is important to bring with them. It is actually possible to create a profile on a woman by observing the items she keeps in her purse.

For example, hygiene items, such as deodorant and a tooth-brushing kit, demonstrate an awareness and a sense of priority for health and hygiene. Medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, can tell a lot about a person’s health issues or health concerns. Beauty products such as make-up, hair brushes, hair accessories and perfume demonstrate the purse owner’s value on physical appearance. A woman who carries digital devices, pens and paper is likely to be goal-oriented and career-minded, where as a woman who carries baby’s and children’s items in her purse is probably more focused on her familial role.

Understanding a person based on what is in their purse is not an exact science, of course, but it does create a picture of who the person is. Some elements can be considered an exact science. If a person is carrying thyroid medication that is scripted to them, clearly they have thyroid problems. However, there is room for interpretation for many of the items in a woman’s purse. The only way to fully understand someone is by investing time and energy into a relationship with them. But if someone were doing investigative work on a person, the items in their purse would certainly be a valuable tool in creating a profile on them.

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What do the Contents of Your Purse Say about Your Mental Health?

mental health purse contentsWhen you reach into your purse, are you able to locate what you were looking for quickly due to careful organization, or do you have to rummage through old receipts and candy wrappers first? No two people keep the contents of their purse the same way, but did you know that the items inside your purse can actually speak to your mental health disorders? Studies have shown that the contents and level of organization of your purse are statistically linked to certain mental health profiles.

A person who carries a large amount of make up, for example, is more likely to be overly focused on self image than the average person. This type of person will excessively look into mirrors and scrutinize their appearance, and will reach for the make up they carry with them nearly four times more than the average person.

Someone who keeps an excessive amount of non-prescription medication in their purse may be a drug addict or a hypochondriac. Addicts never like to be very far from the substance or activity they are addicted to, and hypochondriacs have an unrealistic fear and interpretation of disease. In a similar vein, someone who always has hand wipes on them is likely to be germophobic.

If someone carries around a number of electronic devices, such as cell phones, cameras, mp3 players voice recorders and tablets, it is a strong possibility that they have an obsession with technology. Addiction to technology is a frequently occurring phenomenon in North America, and those afflicted with it are seldom seen without a plethora of electronic devices.

And lastly, and perhaps most obviously, a person with a completely cluttered purse is likely to be chronically disorganized, which could be caused by a number of mental health problems. It is typical for a person with a messy, cluttered purse to also have a messy, cluttered living and working space, as well as a mismanaged personal calendar.

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