The Psychology of Folding Your Pants

What do you do with your clothes when you take them off to get bodywork? The answer may say a lot about your personality. Or it might not. We’re massage therapists, not psychologists. But that doesn’t stop us from guessing.

The Tidy Cat
You are an organized mind. You are likely one of those people who can’t sleep knowing there are dishes in the sink. Recognize that it may be easier for you to relax when everything is in it’s place, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You would probably make a fantastic (if not a bit pushy) roommate.

The Orderly Shadow
You’re neat and orderly, but also shy about your place in the world. You don’t want to make a mess or take up too much space. You would probably prefer if most people around you didn’t realize you were here, so you can quietly fade into the shadows. There’s nothing wrong with thriving in the background, but remember that you’re entitled to as much space  as anyone else, and sometimes a bit of a mess can be therapeutic (you can clean it up later, don’t worry).

The Raptured
I don’t know exactly what to say about this one. It’s rare, and the people who do it seem to have little in common with each other. Perhaps we need a real psychologist’s opinion here. Until then, my guess is that if you do this, you like to pretend that your clothes are people.

The Body Shy
You leave on all your clothes for whatever reason. That’s fine. Do what makes you comfortable. But remember, you’ll probably get a better massage the more we can reach, so if your reason for keeping covered is that you think you’re too fat/sweaty/wrinkley/pimpley/hairy/moley/bony/whatever, believe me, you’re not. No one is too any of those things to enjoy a massage. Really. We’ve seen everything, and it’s normal. You would be weird if you were flawless.

The Hot Mess
You’re a free spirit, confident in your place in the world. You’re probably a lot of fun at parties, but a lot less fun to live with. Remember, there’s no shame in calling a housekeeper. 

*All statements have been made up by a bored massage therapist who knows very little about psychology and should not be listened to for any reason beyond being similarly bored. 

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