I enjoy the noise because | Daily Prompt: INTJ

Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet?

I see parties and crowds as two very different things.

Since I began working, I’ve been around crowds more than I do parties. Mall sales tend to attract them. Freebies and giveaways also draw them in. And a convention of any kind catches their attention.

And I have been lost in a crowd.

While crowd surfing is fun for me, it’s not for the ones who are looking for me. They tend to become irritated during the whole process and more so when we’ve finally met.

Parties, for me, depend on who’s in charge. If it’s family or friends, I’m usually buzzed. But when it’s someone I only know or a total stranger, I’m tamer and reserved than usual. Plus I just stick to the person or the group I am with.

But if I have seen too many crowds or have been to too many parties recently, I begin to crave for some solitude. I enjoy the noise because I am comfortable with the peace and quiet.

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  2. When I read your post, the crowd thing reminded me of when we lived in Tokyo during rush hour. Thanks for dropping by “Honey.”

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    1. matiserrano says:

      I’ve heard that it can get really overwhelming during those times. Well, sometimes you really have to brave the crowd to get to where you want to be.

      Sure! You’re very much welcome.

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  3. There is definitely a different between a crowd and a party. I like the way that you described them separately. To get lost in a crowd is something I find rather fun and exciting. I get to people watch then but large parties where I don’t know anyone rather fill me with dread. I like going to gatherings where I know at least a couple of people that I can hang with and talk to.

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    1. matiserrano says:

      Thank you! Yeah. There are little games I play when I crowd surf–like avoiding to touch their skin or clothes (which is tougher than skin) or, if the place has colored tiles, step only a certain color while making my way around the people and on to my destination.

      I people-watch when I’m at a great vantage point. And if I feel like it, I make up conversations when I see (not hear) them talking.

      Same here! If there’s really no one I know or even feel like talking to, I just make the obligatory 30-minute show up and greet the host then leave. That’s all the time that I could stand awkwardness in any function.

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