Hey everybody, new ISTP member here.
It was my birthday recently and I was just wondering how other ISTPs feel about birthdays.
I don't generally make a big deal about my birthday. On the day of my birthday I woke and saw that I got a texts from friends saying happy birthday and I remember thinking 'oh yeah it is my birthday'. My ENFP friend on the other hand, starts a count down when hers is a month away. She was more excited about mine than I was.
I remembered feeling so conflicted the whole day. I was happy people sent birthday wishes but it I found it bothersome to have to reply back. I was happy when I got presents but I hated having to fake appreciation, not that I didnt appreciate the presents, but it feels fake to me to have make this big production when recieving presents. I felt like I should organize a party or something but who would come except my few close friends. Besides all the attention would be on me, which I know I'd would be uncomfortable with, but really I do want attention.
I ended up inviting my close friends to a nightclub, typical of an ISTP, I put of deciding what to do until the day before, so some of my friends couldnt make it cause they already had plans. My other friend was mad at me cause I didnt invite her. I see her as just an acquaitance but apparently we are more than that. Another ISTP trait.
So consequently Ive come to dread my birthday. I'm just glad when its over. How does the rest of yall feel about birthdays?
(dont even get me started on Christmas, cause I dread that to)