Socialise or not

I have these particular contradicting traits. 

Without a concerted effort to do so, I'm inclined not to go out and socialise. Lazy? Maybe. I noticed that this is more so if I am the one organising the meeting/catch-up. I guess this is where the planner trait comes in: the more people involved, the harder it is to organise and thus more stressful. The same applies when I'm networking or attend work-related meetings.

However, this is where it gets a little strange: if I do socialise, often than not I end up enjoying it. Games with friends, laughter, gossip etc. As for work-related meeting, usually it'll end up well with clients feeling at least satisfied with my work and speaking warmly with me. In short: positive benefits most of the time. Ok, friends and family, you can tell me otherwise if you wish by leaving your comments at the end :)

So, knowing this, I usually force myself to agree to meet friends and family even if I don't feel like it (yes, there are times I would want to). The impetus to do so if I'm the organiser is less, however. As for work-related meeting, I'm currently staying far, far away from it.

It also doesn't help that Ban is naturally a homebody but I'm glad he tries hard to meet friends whenever possible. However, most of the time, among the two of us, I'm the organiser, and so during those times when I feel lazy or want to have alone time, we'll both be at home.
3 Responses
  1. William Says:

    I think both of you are more inclined to socialize via gaming :P

  2. Jaded Jeremy Says:

    Boardgames are fun! :) I'm always up for just chatting. Ban try harder these days too.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I'm usually the one organizing too. Got tired of it :-P . These days I usually do one on one. Otherwise, I organize details with one, then email the rest venue and time. If they can make it, great otherwise I'm happy to meet with one friend :-)