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Do you celebrate?

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  • Dominant Si (ISxJ) - yes

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  • Dominant Ne (ENxP) - yes

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  • Dominant Ni (INxJ) - yes

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  • Dominant Ni (INxJ) - no

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  • Dominant Te (ExTJ) - yes

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  • Dominant Ti (IxTP) - yes

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  • Dominant Fe (ExFJ) - yes

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  • Dominant Fi (IxFP) - yes

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Do you celebrate? Do you really enjoy holidays, are you in it because of social norms, or you're openly against commemorating certain days? Please include your type and reasoning.

I'm an ISTJ, and for several years I've stopped celebrating anything. While I understand the social aspects of celebrating, I fail to identify a single solid reason that would make me want to celebrate. Even if I had someone special to share the holidays with, I would still focus on the quality time I get to spend with that person instead of some bizzare meaning someone attached to that particular day. If I was to define a "holiday", it should be each and every day you get to share with someone you love.

What's your stance on the subject?
 
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holidays mean nothing to me
just another day to me
today i am celebrating by going to the movies with my ENFP friend
out side of that it will be down time
 

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Do you celebrate? Do you really enjoy holidays, are you in it because of social norms, or you're openly against commemorating certain days? Please include your type and reasoning.

I'm an ISTJ, and for several years I've stopped celebrating anything. While I understand the social aspects of celebrating, I fail to identify a single solid reason that would make me want to celebrate. Even if I had someone special to share the holidays with, I would still focus on the quality time I get to spend with that person instead of some bizzare meaning someone attached to that particular day. If I was to define a "holiday", it should be each and every day you get to share with someone you love.

What's your stance on the subject?
​An ISTJ eschewing tradition? Wow.

I celebrate the holidays on the basis that they bring lovers, friends, and family together. That's the best reason I can think of to celebrate anything.
 

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I despise holidays, I had to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family. It was horrible. Holidays seem so meaningless anymore, it's kind of pitiful.
 

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​An ISTJ eschewing tradition? Wow.

I celebrate the holidays on the basis that they bring lovers, friends, and family together. That's the best reason I can think of to celebrate anything.
Most traditions lack logic, and I prefer following rules rather than silly social events, is that strange for an ISTJ? I still doubt my type from time to time, but the high Si makes it unlikely for anything else.

The way you described your preference, it sounds to me that you celebrate being with your close ones and not the so-called "holidays", right?
 
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I love celebrating but I don't like the social responsibility that comes with it. Like: "If I buy you a present, you should give me something that's worth the same" I like to give presents to people throughout the year whenever I have a good idea and I never really looked through the social norms of gifting. I generally like my birthday but I prefer to bake cakes and host a party myself for a similar reason. What I enjoy about most holidays is that I can spend time with my family. If I just want to celebrate, though, I host a themed teaparty and invite friends.
 

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INTP here. Nope, just one day which happens to allow me to take things easier. So no I don't bother celebrating. But if someone says merry christmas or happy new year I don't mind shooting the same phrase back. Still, means little to me.
 
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