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Imagine you were going to do this:

7 days straight in Las Vegas. Here's the schedule. Oh, and you're going with 5 friends. And you plan to share one expensive suite.

Get breathed on and pestered by a strange man who reeks of alcohol the whole flight there (and you only had 3 hours of sleep the night before, so you wanted to SLEEP). You're crowded up against the plane's window sill. The flight is 4 hours.

Now it's 5:00 p.m. when you get there. Take a cab straight to the hotel. Crowded with all types of loud, flashy, touristy types. You nearly bump into 3 people on the way to your suite. (Jet lag does that to you). Noise, noise, noise...everywhere!! Ringing slot machines, advertised show music, cars, horns, traffic, drunk screaming people, shrieks, foot steps, hustle bustle rustle, men on the corners yelling about discounted tickets. The whole hotel is perfumed, making you sneeze.

Take the elevator to your room, drop off your suitcases and go immediately to casinos, shows and clubs. Get wasted, the show music is LOUD (the show lasts 2 hours), EVERYBODY is wasted, screaming, loud and dancing everywhere. Strobe lights flashing during the show. People tripping over your while you're sitting in your chair.

Gamble and drink after the show until 4 a.m. (dragged by your friends), then take a cab back to your suite, and wake up at 7 a.m.

You have NO privacy whatsoever. The suite is one long room, and the shower stall is totally clear, and people need to get ready too, so everyone sees each other in the nude and getting dressed. No breakfast yet.

And then you're all ready at 9 a.m. Then you eat breakfast in a casino place in your hotel lobby, listening to loud blaring Cher music over the lobby speakers. And then at 11 a.m., you all run together to the loud flashy EXPENSIVE shows, casinos, etc. etc. until 4 a.m...

and this cycle goes on for 7 days. You literally do NOT get *any* alone time, because (1) there's nowhere you can go where you'll actually be alone, and (2) your friends won't let you leave. :crazy:

Would you find this fun? Or hellish? (I went to Vegas last year, and one of the friends, the only Introvert in the group, seemed miserable.) This was our exact schedule. And to be fair, it eventually got a little taxing for ME towards the end. Though that was because I was perpetually hung over, drunk and caffeine-buzzed all at the same time. :confused:
 

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While on paper I wouldn't like that, I know if my friends dragged me along (all are extroverts) I would end up having fun. I work with one of them and I never went to work parties, I let him drag me to one kicking and screaming and I had a good time. They've actually helped a lot in that they always tell me this when I try to get out of it, "it's only awkward if you make it awkward". Now whenever I don't wanna go out I just tell myself that and go, even if I don't want to at the time.

Also, it's not like I'm getting dragged out every weekend, my friends are cool like that, they only make me come every now and then.
 

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Not enough detail for me to conclude one way or the other. For example, if the 5 friends were all women and the shows gave me various images and sounds to use in my dreams for the following few months, it could be great. The flip side would be that it could be rather bad if the friends aren't that caring and I don't like the shows, etc.

Note that I am a male, so some of this could just be a fantasy on my end. The other side is that some of my medications don't mix with alcohol as there are explicit warnings about that kind of interaction.
 

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:laughing: To be fair, it was a mixed group. And there was a LOT of drama and clashing among us. Being with one another 24/7 (literally) tends to make it impossible to hide individual annoying flaws.

e.g., the ESTJ guy was a control freak "leader" who tried to dictate the whole schedule, the ESTP was an extremely sore loser at the casinos (the blond boy bimbo nearly got us thrown out because HE nearly broke the slot lever losing his temper about not winning) and kept bitching about never winning, the ESFP chick wouldn't SHUT UP about looking for celebrities, the ENFP guy kept disappearing RIGHT when we were about to leave/go somewhere and lacked common sense, I was obsessed with Blackjack (hey, I was winning. count 'em cards...heh heh...), so I played for hours and hours, and kept stopping everyone to get snacks wherever we went because I was ALWAYS hungry...
 

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Your description does sound somewhat biased to me, and there's not enough information to go by. However...if I knew that my friends who were going were exactly like yours,

A) They wouldn't invite me in the first place, lol.
B) I would totally decline them.

I'd love to check out the sights. :crazy:
 

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While on paper I wouldn't like that, I know if my friends dragged me along (all are extroverts) I would end up having fun. I work with one of them and I never went to work parties, I let him drag me to one kicking and screaming and I had a good time. They've actually helped a lot in that they always tell me this when I try to get out of it, "it's only awkward if you make it awkward". Now whenever I don't wanna go out I just tell myself that and go, even if I don't want to at the time.

Also, it's not like I'm getting dragged out every weekend, my friends are cool like that, they only make me come every now and then.
Ah, but that's one evening or a weekend at most. What about 7 days...and 24 hours each day...straight? Where you're not only WITH people all the time, all 5 senses are being stimulated to the EXTREME. :crazy:

And in response to JBurgerKing, we didn't really "consider" the Introvert (he was ISTJ). Especially the ESTP, he picked on him a LOT and the ISTJ did NOT appreciate it. lol

Your description does sound somewhat biased to me, and there's not enough information to go by. However...if I knew that my friends who were going were exactly like yours,

A) They wouldn't invite me in the first place, lol.
B) I would totally decline them.

I'd love to check out the sights. :crazy:
haha, yeah it's biased. The description is based on what the ISTJ told me (from his perspective). I actually had a good time, though it does get old after a few days.
 

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Imagine you were going to do this:

7 days straight in Las Vegas. Here's the schedule. Oh, and you're going with 5 friends.

We're done. You're going without me. There is nothing but a big emotional drain coming from this. Pure misery.

Now, if we were going to some remote fishing cabin...I'm listening.
 

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Dont think i'd have a problem with the gambling, shows etc as long as i could recharge in between but obviously as this is 24/7 i couldnt lol. Lack of privacy and personal space would also be a big problem for me.

So the answer to your question is yes it would be hellish :crazy:
 

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I could deal with all of that (even the stimulation and the noise etc etc) apart from the never being alone. I would be extremely miserable if I could never have any alone time during 7 days. Last year I went on a camping trip with 8 adults and 9 children and it was fantastic (not as loud as Vegas, though haha) and even though it was only for 4 days I still had to spend at least an hour alone every day while the others went off places or else I would have been terribly miserable. In your story the bit that would really bug me would be the not being allowed to opt out of going somewhere with everyone to be able to spend a couple hours just by myself in the suite. My friends not allowing me to stay behind or find somewhere quieter would have guaranteed that I would not enjoy the experience and I would never consider doing anything with that group again.
 

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I could deal with all of that (even the stimulation and the noise etc etc) apart from the never being alone. I would be extremely miserable if I could never have any alone time during 7 days. Last year I went on a camping trip with 8 adults and 9 children and it was fantastic (not as loud as Vegas, though haha) and even though it was only for 4 days I still had to spend at least an hour alone every day while the others went off places or else I would have been terribly miserable. In your story the bit that would really bug me would be the not being allowed to opt out of going somewhere with everyone to be able to spend a couple hours just by myself in the suite. My friends not allowing me to stay behind or find somewhere quieter would have guaranteed that I would not enjoy the experience and I would never consider doing anything with that group again.
I think that's what got him the most, too. And when he tried to get some alone time, either the ESTJ or the ESTP yelled at him and called him a "lame pussy" and that he "just needs to get more SMASHED." Plus, only the ESTJ had the suite key. (I fought for it viciously, but we rock-paper-scissored it, and I lost. lol) If I had the key, I'd give it to him and tell him to to take all the time he wants to breathe, take a bubble bath, eat the pillow chocolates, lol.

Can you imagine being around loud, rude ESTJs and ESTPs 24/7? :crazy: The more I think about this, the more I can't blame him. haha

Anyway, I ask this because we're all (except the ENFP) planning to arrange a trip to Tokyo. I'm debating whether I should invite him again.
 

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Yeah, this definitely would make me absolutely miserable. I have a feeling I'd hate Las Vegas even on my own, not to mention not having any privacy would drive me bonkers.
 

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I could go, but I'd need 7 months alone before and after the trip. "Lame pussy" would be responded to with "eat a bag of dicks, you fucking drones" or "sorry baby you'll have to live without me for a couple minutes, be a good girl while I'm gone ;)" while I walked away flipping them off. I have many methods of being alone on these things. Oh, I'm already thinking of so many ways to troll. XD But yeah, I go into sarcastic, trolly bitch mode when forced to be with idiots for far too long.
 

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Ah, but that's one evening or a weekend at most. What about 7 days...and 24 hours each day...straight? Where you're not only WITH people all the time, all 5 senses are being stimulated to the EXTREME. :crazy:


I was kind of implying in my post that while I don't think I'd like it, I probably would end up liking it.

So I suppose to answer your question, it sounds hellish, but I think in the end it'd be fun.

You can make it as much fun (or as little) as you want :)
 
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