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Old 11-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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Are you a private person or a people person?

I think we've had a similar thread like this before, but thought I'd start a similar one again.

With the holidays soon approaching, do you like all the socializing, gatherings, etc. or do you prefer the personal space being a private person.

I enjoy some of both...but am more of a private person. Been feeling nervous the past few days.

My friend goes...let's spend Christmas this year..At Your Place! To host a party to meet your family
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:04 PM   #2
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:05 PM   #3
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I'm a people person, said with the same conviction of that product manager in Office Space.

I was never happier sitting in front a breadboard writing assembly code using toggle switches or in front a finance exam solving currency translation problems. Both allowed me to flex my mental muscles without dealing with some person's stupidity. Time just sorted out of melted away without my knowing.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:07 PM   #4
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I'm definitly more of a private person. I do like to go out with several friends once a month or so but the rest of the time i'm perfectly happy being home by myself. If I didn't have to w*rk, I would gladly go weeks at a time without seeing another person.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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When I used to w*rk, I'd take most of December off (stacked all the vacation days at once) and maybe even all the way to after New Years. Would just take it easy at alone at home most of the time. Loved it, felt like a kid staying up past midnight with no school to get ready for the next day.
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My friend goes...let's spend Christmas this year..At Your Place! To host a party to meet your family
Response: "You've got to be kidding, right? Not in a million years. Do you even know me? "
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:26 PM   #9
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Response: "You've got to be kidding, right? Not in a million years. Do you even know me? "
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #11
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INTJ too here, very strong I. Definitely more of a private person. Socializing with strangers is exhausting and uncomfortable at best. But I love spending time with good friends and family.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:39 PM   #12
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I'm extremely shy, so I'd say I'm a private person.

Hmmm...on second thought shy is not the right word. I like to observe others but I am more content talking one on one...
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Private person. Love love love my quiet and alone time which I get every couple of weeks when dh is gone on business.
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I'm not even sure how long we'll be happy to have our daughter home this holiday season.

But if past behavior is any predictor, it's not as though she's going to be spending her holiday season actually at home. We'll just have occasional midwatch transients from a high-bearing-rate contact.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:24 AM   #16
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I am a public person for my jobs and non for profit activities, and quite private otherwise. Interestingly, I share more information on this website than I would face to face.

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I enjoy some of both...but am more of a private person. Been feeling nervous the past few days.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:46 AM   #17
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Mixture but more private than people person. I'll like to go to a small party once in a while but would not enjoy holding one at my place.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:04 AM   #18
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My MB "I" is off the chart. Still, folks who "know" me are surprised when I say I'm very shy. Among folks I know, I tend to be relaxed and can be the life of the party (without meds). In "new" settings of folks I don't know, I'm a wall flower. I try to avoid these and stick to social situations that are not threatening. Can't suggest a reason for any of this, but that's the way it is. Still, I enjoy people. I just like them in a setting where I have more control.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:20 AM   #19
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I am little bit of both. I enjoy small social gatherings where I know the folks. I like to go out with friends for an event: a house tour, concert, dinner, etc, but I am also very appreciate of my time alone at home where I can relax with my little dog and do whatever I want. I think I am at heart an introvert with occasional social leanings.
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