Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet?
It really depends on how many people I know at the party. If I only know a couple people, then large crowds tend to make me nervous. If there are a bunch of people I know, then I feel much more comfortable. Generally, I like smaller gatherings. I think it comes from experience where larger groups, unless one is in a club or bar (which I do not frequent), tend to attract outside attention (neighbors, police, etc.). I would rather not put myself in that position just because some people cannot behave themselves.