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Personality traits --- neatness, sloppiness, love of embellishment


   neat.  1. Characterized by or in a state of orderliness, tidiness 
    and cleanliness.  2. Free from sloppiness, vagueness, or 
    embellishment; precise.

                                     Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary

   Q. Some people are very efficient and precise in their thinking, 
   speech and habits.  No embellishments; direct, simple and 
   straightforward.  Other people are sloppy in their thinking and 
   speech.  Is a person who is sloppy and untidy in his personal 
   habits also generally sloppy and imprecise in his thinking and 
   speech?  Is a person who is orderly and tidy in his personal 
   habits also careful and precise in his thinking and speech? 

   Don't negligence, carelessness, laziness, sloppiness and 
   untidiness go together?  Aren't they manifested in all one's 
   personal habits, including thought and speech?  Don't 
   diligence, carefulness, orderliness and tidiness go together 
   and aren't they manifested in all one's personal habits 
   including precision of thought and speech?

   May 1995

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