How to INTPs deal with being invited to places, like birthday parties or movies or something?
I don't know if it's just me, but I hate being invited into social gatherings. Or... anything, really. Even when it's to somewhere I 'might find interesting' (...?), I hate going anywhere that requires actually experiencing anything. It always seems rude to decline, though, especially when the invitation is coupled with "I thought you'd enjoy it", so I always end up making up exuses or giving an ambiguous reply ("Okay, I'll see if I have time"). Even worse when I have to explain why I don't want to go.
So, do other INTPs hate this sort of stuff, and how do you guys deal with them?
**I'm actually an INXP to be safe, which explains my INFP status, but I find that I'm identifying more and more with INTP. Never bothered to change my type, though, so bear with me.