What Does How You Do The Dishes Say About You?

What Does How You Do The Dishes Say About You?

Do you wash, dry, or put away?

(Disclaimer: Although I have a B.A. in Psychology, this “personality test” is complete pseudoscience and for entertainment purposes only.)

(Additional Disclaimer: My roommates are wonderful people who wash, dry, and put away their dishes.)

Imagine that you live in an apartment that does not have a dishwashing machine. You have several roommates, and you all have decided to tackle the chore without assigning particular roles. As you go about your life, do you more often wash the dishes, dry them, put them away, or a combination of the three? Which dishwashing role you take on might say some surprising things about your personality.

You only wash the dishes.

You are a very straightforward individual. You take initiative and readily confront problems, getting right to the heart of the matter. However, because of your literal-minded nature, after confronting the most pressing issue you often leave other tasks unfinished.

You only dry the dishes.

You are not a leader, but you do not have to be! You know that there are more important things than always being the first person on the scene. When confronting a problem, you hang back and consider it until you find a specific detail that you know you can handle. Though some might see this detail as something unnecessary to handle, you know that it is yours to do, and so you handle it, leaving other tasks to the people best suited to them.

You only put away the dishes.

Like the dish-dryer, you are not inclined towards leadership. Unlike the dish-dryer, you hate to see a job go unfinished. Or maybe you just really don’t like cluttered kitchen counters.

You wash and dry the dishes, but do not put them away.

You are a driven individual, willing and able to do the bulk of a task. You perceive both the more obvious and less-noticeable details and handle them both. Your flaw, however, is time management – before you reach the final step of one job, another job has already come up to distract you.

You dry and put away the dishes, but do not wash them.

Some people focus on the most literal parts of a task, but you are not like those people. You not only know that there is more to dishwashing than actually washing the dishes, but you also prefer to do those other parts! If you were to go into theatre, you would take a behind-the-scenes role like stage management or set design instead of acting.

You wash and put away the dishes, but do not dry them.

You are a spatial thinker. Is there not enough space in the sink? It’s time to wash the dishes. Is there not enough space on the counter? It’s time to put away the dishes. You also are a firm believer in the power of air-drying.

You wash, dry, and put away the dishes.

What a responsible, hard worker you are! You are all about taking charge, putting in the necessary time, and doing what needs to be done. Everyone appreciates you.

You never wash, dry, or put away the dishes.

You are a very unhelpful roommate.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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Dear teacher that I used to love,

I used to love going to your classes in elementary school.

I used to love the after school activities that you would have.

I used to love coming over spending the night (since I became friends with your daughter).

I loved all the new things everyone introduced me to.

I loved how you would let me stay for a week because the snow wouldn't stop.

But somehow that all began to change...due to one little incident.

It was a misunderstanding, but how it was dealt with at the beginning was not right.

Calling out a high schooler when your the adult also is not the right way

Calling them out on social media is never the right way to deal with things, no matter the situation.

It hurt me that you felt that way about me, and the things that were said on that post hurt.

So when you apologized to me one day about it, and then asking me to come and join an activity like nothing ever happened.

At that time I couldn't forgive because I was still hurt and angry by everything that happened.

From that post it told me how you felt about me, over something that was miscommunicated. But because we had slightly different views on things that worsened things in my opinion.

Sure did I comment on somethings saying my opinion on things? Yes. But it was just to bring in information that most people didn't fully understand, not to bring you down.

Now today if I see you in public sometimes we say hi, but not so much anymore.

I see on social media that you comment on other students accomplishments in school or in life.

But whenever I post something about my life, or an article I get nothing. And honestly, it hurts a lot.

I would think I would at least get a like, but honestly I feel that anything I post doesn't even get looked at.

I have moved passed that post. The hurt is still there though.


Your former elementary school student

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