Are you a party person? I’m guessing that most of my fellow introvert readers don’t exactly love parties – at least, not traditional ones. I sometimes like parties. It depends on the type of party and the mood that I’m in. I will admit that parties aren’t the easiest for a hardcore introvert like myself. However, I have met some interesting people at parties over the years, especially the more low key, conversational ones.
A friend recently suggested to me that some people who don’t like going to parties may actually really enjoy hosting parties. This makes a lot of sense to me. I’m most comfortable around people I know, so hosting my own party would ensure that. Also, hosting a party keeps the host quite busy, which can be a good distraction from social pressure.
I think whether it’s fun to host a party or not comes down to what type of party you’re hosting. More introverted types like myself may enjoy a quiet affair with close friends. More extroverted people (like my best friend in high school) may prefer a party full of surprises and lots of guests. I personally love the idea of a party built around a theme or event, so that people have something to naturally talk about.
Thinking about the types of parties people could host depending on their personalities was an interesting exercise for me. It led to my latest quiz, What Kind of Party Should You Throw? Let me know what you got on this one, as well as what you think of parties in general.
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on What Kind of Party Should You Throw? Is it true for you?
- Do you like parties? What kinds?
- Do you enjoy throwing parties? How often do you host parties?
- What was your best or worst party ever? What made it memorable?