They don’t like getting old
Some people dislike the fact that they get older every year, which makes them not want to celebrate their birthday.
Introverts don’t like big gatherings and lots of attention, which makes them dislike celebrating their birthday.
They don’t like being the center of attention
Some people don’t like being the center of attention, and since birthdays are all about attention, they might feel uncomfortable celebrating it.
Antisocial people prefer to be alone most of the time. They might celebrate their birthday by going on a walk alone, for example, but they would not throw a birthday party.
They think it’s impersonal
Some people think big gatherings are impersonal since some people might just be there to have fun regardless of whose birthday it is.
They think age doesn’t matter
People who think age doesn’t really matter and that it’s just a number often don’t celebrate their birthday.
They don’t see the significance behind it
Some people don’t understand why growing older is an occasion to be celebrated.
They’re not materialistic
People who are not materialistic don’t care about birthday presents and might even prefer not receiving any gifts at all.
They don’t like big social gatherings
Birthday parties are all about inviting many people and loud music, which some people don’t like since not everyone likes big social gatherings. (See Why some people don’t like family gatherings?)
It comes at a bad time for them
Some people may not like celebrating their birthday if it reminds them of a certain bad event that happened on the same day such as the death of someone close.
They don’t like fake sentiments
Birthdays nowadays have become a show of fake sentiments due to social media networks. People on Facebook often receive birthday wishes from people they no longer talk to, for example, which some might find as an insincere gesture. (See How to differentiate between a genuine smile and a non-genuine smile?)
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