Some people find Eeyore’s gloomy outlook charming. Others prefer the bouncy enthusiasm of Tigger. Who would you rather be trapped in an elevator with: Eeyore or Tigger?
I do love Eeyore. I find him adorable. And Tigger is fun too. But I think I like to watch and read about them from a distance, because I don't think I could actually stand their company for more than about 5 minutes.
You see, while chronically depressed animals/people can be interesting, after a while I get really sick of the whining. Now, not all chronically depressed animals/people are whiners, but I know many who are, and half the time I suspect it's a plea for attention (and I know they often say things to manipulate others into responding a certain way). And quite often, I really want to just say "Oh just stop it already, you're so pathetic. Go pet a kitten or something." But then they'd only whine more and break out the "I can't help it" and "you don't understand" lines. Which only further isolates them. *shrug* Well, if you're intent on digging yourself into a deeper hole...
[Note: That does not, in any way, refer to chronically depressed people in general, or those who actually make an effort to get better. It's more about those who seem stubbornly resigned to their condition and hopeless about it, like nothing can help them. Sometimes I think they don't really want to get better.]
And then there are the overly enthusiastic, ADHD animals/people. Oh boy. It can be cute at first. At first. But then after a while, I start to wonder, "does (s)he ever shut up?" And then I just get annoyed and try to avoid them. Enthusiasm is good, but so is the ability to settle down and be quiet.
Ugh. I don't think I'd like being stuck in an elevator with either of them (although I'd probably go with Eeyore, because I've become very good at tuning whiny people out). I'd rather be stuck with Piglet. Or the Heffalump.