How NTs deal with birthdays?

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This is a discussion on How NTs deal with birthdays? within the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects forums, part of the Keirsey Temperament Forums category; Today is my birthday. I am 29. It's not that big a deal for me, really. I don't have regret ...

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    ENTJ - The Executives

    How NTs deal with birthdays?

    Today is my birthday. I am 29.

    It's not that big a deal for me, really. I don't have regret or a feeling of not accomplishing what I wanted to accomplish in my 20s (except maybe having fun, but I am no good at that anyway).

    Today, I reorganized my laundry room. My husband is making frozen lasagna. I have no cake. I don't really care.

    I know women who wear tiaras to work and insist on roses and parties with chocolate fountains and special dinners for their birthday.
    Is it simply that I am conditioned to want a low-key birthday since it is right after the holidays and before New Years, or do other NTs spurn birthday hoopla as well?

    If you do make a big deal, what do you do? Maybe I will get an idea to jazz up my "special day."
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Last year I didn't celebrate my birthday, so my parents just bought a cake and we ate it over the course of a few weeks. I'm not one for parties, so I usually just invite friends to dinner or something.

    My fifteenth birthday will definitely be different, though. It's an all out party with friends and family. I'm somewhat nervous about that one, but I'm sure the presents will make up for it.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I prefer a low-key approach to my birthday. Although I do enjoy getting gifts and generally having my birthday acknowledged, I would never - and would despise - any way that demanded attention and observance of the day. If other people would like to get me things or wish me a Happy Birthday, I do appreciate it, but my day won't be destroyed without it.
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    ENTJ - The Executives


    Blah! Cant stand them. For me its just another day on the calendar, and the Roman one at that, Of course I'm not big on celebrations in general. Save the trumpets and the pomp and circumstance for the second coming. ( of Christ).
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    I prefer a low-key approach to my birthday. Although I do enjoy getting gifts and generally having my birthday acknowledged, I would never - and would despise - any way that demanded attention and observance of the day. If other people would like to get me things or wish me a Happy Birthday, I do appreciate it, but my day won't be destroyed without it.
    This, and considering everything else I forget, I could probably forget my own birthday if I didn't need to know it for so many things.
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    ENTJ - The Executives

    My birthday was always in the first couple of days of school during the years when a teacher or two brought cakes and kids gave you a dollar so I never got anything. Other kids would advertise their birthday a week in advance so they would be sure to get lots of dollars and cakes. I rarely gave any dollars because I didn't get an allowance or money for vending machines. Also I'm pretty stingy. Who cares, the people who blew their ones like water are probably shoulder deep in credit card debt by now.

    Back to the point; guys seemed pretty okay with mediocre celebration, but there were always some girls that demanded a dollar from everyone and made sure you remembered it was coming up for 2 weeks prior to the date. Needless to say, they were stupidly cross with me the day of for not having any dollars. I guess those are the ones who are wearing tiaras to work and demanding roses and chocolate today.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I forget them, never would take off work, never had a party.
    I just don't care about them, at least not since I was 12 or so
    If mybbrother or best friend buy me a beer. Then I'm happy
    my exwife was crazy about b-days though .
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I always say "Don't bother" when it comes to my parents planning a party. But this year my parents kind of forced me into it - so all we did was play bowling and watch a movie.

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I don't like birthday parties. I don't even like when people buy me presents. It is too much attraction towards me. Last year, my twin sister is extremely popular at my school, and i am that loner kind of girl, so we are exact opposites. Her friends write "Happy birthday michelle" on the 'Spirit Rock' and she has baloons, cake, brownies and bunches of things. I have nothing. Not even any acknowledgments...and that is the way I like it.

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    INTJ - The Scientists


    I always forget my birthday and miss it. xP


 
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