I Don’t Like Overly Enthusiastic People…

…especially if it’s not real. I feel you can tell if someone is totally BSing you. You can tell if someone responds to something and it just seems like they are saying what they think is expected of them.

It seems like, at some point, a message was sent to the world saying that if you like something, you must be overly enthusiastic about it. I don’t know if it’s just social media driven or in general. You must be “obsessed” with something or it has to be “amazing” or it is the “best” thing you ever saw.


Where did reality go?

Sometimes, clothes are just clothes. Sometimes, a story is just a story. Sometimes, things are just “good”.

What is this image that people are trying to portray? Why do they feel like they have to 1) respond to everything and 2) absolutely love it? Doesn’t doing this diminish the value of what they are saying?

I’m not talking about kindness or positivity. I think those things are necessary to cultivate in real life. I think it’s possible for a person to be kind and/or positive without all the BS.

I’m just honestly talking about the over-the-top responses that things in this world receive sometimes. Sometimes, I have trouble believing what someone is saying just because their answers seem fake and just something that people want to hear.

In my opinion, real answers (or no comments if you aren’t going to say something kind) are better than fake. Otherwise, how can I trust what you’re saying?

If you can explain this to me, I’d love to hear.

4 thoughts on “I Don’t Like Overly Enthusiastic People…

  1. M says:

    I had a co-worker tell me, at the end of a very long day together where everything I said was the most interesting thing ever spoken by any human in all of history, that my shirt made her “whole heart happy”. It was a blue shirt… Just seriously. That’s so far overboard I don’t even know what to do with it. I was looking on here top maybe find suggestions on how to deal with this.

    • Shailee Butalia says:

      Honestly, I’m not sure what to do about it. We live in such an overly enthusiastic social media driven world right now that it just seems to be the way people think. The best I can say is to surround yourself with people are more down to earth.

  2. Catzee says:

    I just looked up “i hate overenthusiastic people” because, seriously. It’s too much. If someone is legitimately enthusiastic about something, great! Like, one day I was just talking gaming with my friend in homeroom, this girl comes up and just starts whooping and laughing like a drunk. And we’re like, “Jesus christ slow down, slow down.”, and of course she just starts to say “Why are you so depressed, let’s get EXCITED!!!!” It’s just stupid. Go enjoy your life in your OWN way, keep me out of it.

  3. Lil says:

    I love this post (ha over enthusiastic!) I think it is spot on. But I too was searching the net for ways to deal with this. I feel my new partner is this n I don’t really want to crush the guys spirit, because I think it may push me to be straight up cruel. Will keep looking, just had to add a comment.

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