If there’s a picture of your family on the front of your desk…Halfpoint/Shutterstock
Relationships are very important to you. Displaying a snap or two of your family shows that you are close to your family and that they motivate you to work hard, says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, psychologist and author of Better Than Perfect. However, a couple of cute shots is plenty. If your desk is covered in pictures of your family, dog, wedding, and friends you might be signaling to your coworkers that you’d rather be anywhere but work, she adds. Here’s how to set up a perfectly organized cubicle, according to science.
If there are no pictures of family or friends on your desk…Africa Studio/Shutterstock
You value privacy and are good at compartmentalizing. Some people prefer to keep work at work and home at home, and one way to show this is to keep everything on your desk strictly work-related, Lombardo says. This doesn’t mean you don’t have close and loving relationships, just that you don’t like to mix your personal life with your work life, she adds.