As a psychologist I am naturally fascinated by how people react to things. Including how they react to our web site.
Since we launched Christian House Sitters I have noticed two very distinct personality types. The detail and the non-detail person.
Starting with the non-detail people. On the site we very clearly explain how to join us as a house-sitter or as a house-owner. House-owners are folk who want someone to look after their property. House-sitters are looking for a house to look after and that will provide them with a greatly reduced price holiday. We even have a facility to register people into both groups so they can have someone looking after their home and pets while they have a holiday in some other owners home.
The joining procedure is biefly explained on the home page. It is explained again in detail on the FAQ page and then explained for a third time on the registration page.
Yet most days I find someone registering and it is obvious that they have not read anything. This means that they have to re register or more often I end up making the numerous corrections or additions for them. I don’t mind I just tend to wonder why they never read the information. As I said they are non-detail folk.
Then there is the other group. I get emails pointing out every mistake I make. Some are not really mistakes. For example there is UK English spelling and American English spelling. Whichever I use the other side will send me an email pointing out my ‘mistake’
We have decided to stick to UK English.
In the same way what some house owners and house sitters want is very different to what others want.
God made us all so very different. Detail and non-detail folk are all His creation.
Without the differences life would be so bland.
It is exciting to watch and see how God will be bring the right owners and sitters together through the website www.christian-housesitters.com