Some time ago, I heard a discussion on a radio podcast (and subsequently found this article that prompted it) about what our email inboxes say about our personalities.
- If your Inbox has many unread emails in it, then you are an Ignorer, and are amongst the most productive, recognising that emails are representative of other people’s priorities not your own.
- If your Inbox is empty, then you might be a bit of a control freak.
- If your Inbox is full, but almost all the emails are read, then you might be deluding yourself into thinking you will get around to addressing them all.
I’m a combination of an Ignorer – I leave many of the Promotional emails unread – and a Saver, as I manage to convince myself that I will get around to reading them later, especially if they sound like they might link to interesting content. The Husband is definitely a control freak with an empty Inbox, and occasionally he freaks out when he picks up my iPad and can see how many unread emails I have. But it’s like my pantry – I never know when I might need one of those spices … um … emails.
So, which category do you fit into?