A Guide To The Different Types Of People You'll Meet At A Party

May 28, 2021
12:00 A.M.
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It’s been over a year since we’ve had normal social lives, and things are slowly getting back to normal. This means that we need to start familiarizing ourselves with social situations again.


It’s finally time to trade in our house slippers and sweatpants for dancing shoes and a party dress. Unfortunately, we are a bit more out of party practice than we’d like to admit, so things are a bit tense.

Being able to navigate your way around a party can help ease the anxiety you may be feeling about going out of late. Read our guide to the different types of people you’ll meet at a party to get you back in the groove.

The Deep Conversationalist

It isn’t a party without someone getting drunk and getting real. The deep conversationalist is the guy who suddenly remembers all the buzzwords from their freshman Philosophy course and can’t wait to share.


At first, he makes some pretty good points about Marxism, but then we lose the plot somewhere between slurred words. If a friend introduces you to someone and leaves you two alone, get ready to engage in a 2-hour dialogue.

The Wallflower

The wallflower is the guest who ensures that they acknowledge the person who invited them and no one else. Most of us may relate to being the person who grabs a drink and sits in a corner for the entire night.

This person usually only shows up for a significant event, but they’d rather be at home. It’s also essential to note that the wallflower isn’t being rude; they’re just minding their own and probably don’t know anyone there.


The Guy

Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash

Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash

I was introduced to the concept of ‘The Guy’ on an ‘Atlanta’ episode, but that certainly wasn’t our first encounter. You see, we all know the guy; he’s the guy. You know you buy shots even though you don’t know his name.

The guy is confident, approachable, hilarious, and is definitely the life of the party. You and the guy go way back; he may even try to give you a hug the next time you see him, and you’ll accept it because he’s the guy.


The Gatherer

Photo by John Arano on Unsplash

Photo by John Arano on Unsplash

We’ve done our research and gathered there are two types of people at every party. There are the people who stick with their friends the whole night, and then there are those who make new friends along the way.

The gatherer falls somewhere in between these spectrums, and here’s why. Gatherers invite every new person they meet to join their group of friends, and suddenly a group of three turns into a small party of its own.

The Drunk

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Photo by Mariya Oliynyk on Unsplash

Last but not least, we have drunk. Everybody leaves their homes with the intention of having fun when they go to a party, but the drunk takes it a step too far. Although they can be entertaining, it isn’t always the case.

The drunk at the party will either sing in people’s ears way too loud or be stuck in a toilet bowl for hours at a time. Whether they are the party’s entertainment or a hot mess, they make sure they go all out for either role.

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