It has come to my attention that when approaching a New Year, the majority of people tend to dissent into two different categories within a controlled populace: the Cheerful and the Uncheerful. These two categories are vastly general, reaching toward gray territories that may overlap into one another, but in the end, the subtle differences truly construct both groups.
First, the Cheerful group primarily consists of those with a rather joyous disposition, acknowledging the New Year with good humour. This category has seen massive growth since the end of the Dark Ages, and since then, has taken an entirely new perspective on what we know as the New Year. Without the fear of enemy forces pillaging their villages, the Cheerful have had an exponential amount of things to be cheerful for. Along with the discovery of alcohol, drugs, and advanced tools of inebriation, the Cheerful have enjoyed the New Years with extraordinary amounts of enthusiasm. Aside from the typical Cheerful archetype, there may also be those who have a more resolved and nostalgic temperament when facing the New Year. This type usually recollects memories of the past year, regardless of whether they are good or bad, and, in most cases, show signs of good spirits in a less extravagant manner than the typical Cheerful type. These people may not necessarily seem the most cheerful, but they fit into the Cheerful category, as they rarely have any depressed or contemptuous emotions. Finally, the Tearful Cheerful. One may surmise that these overly emotional people, despite their watery-eyed facade, happen to retain the best of humour and good spirits. The Tearful Cheerful are in fact the most extravagant with their mannerisms. Almost at the exact opposite end of the Cheerful gamut from the previously noted nostalgic type, these Tearful Cheerfuls usually emit such outrageous behavior that their appearances are considered the most absurd. This last type is almost always the most inebriated or faggiest at a party.
On the other side of the spectrum, there lie the Uncheerful. The Uncheerful can be separated into two subcategories: the genuinely Cheerless and the Apathetic. Usually seen with a "bah humbug" attitude and cynical outlook, the Cheerless are known to hold grudges, cast derisive remarks and, more often than not, scoff the Cheerful. In many cases, the Cheerless are usually the most inebriated at a party (which in itself holds its own ironies). However, there has been accounts of the sober Cheerless, those of which who are usually the biggest dicks. Aside from the Cheerless, there are the Apathetic. This type has such a vast amount of subdivisions that it is impossible to specify them all. However, there is one trait that does seperate the groups entirety from all other groups, and that is that their levels of pessimism lie somewhere between inebriated Cheerless and nostalgic Cheerful. The Apathetic are usually too hot shit to care about cheer, and usually find joy in inebriation or other means. Though they fit into the Uncheerful category, the Apathetic tend to find disinterest in both groups, which in turn makes them hotter shit.