Have you ever thought that you knew someone but seen them hang around others and act differently?

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Have you ever thought that you knew someone but seen them hang around others and act differently?

Scrawberry78 Scrawberry78
are they being fake to you or fake to the other people.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, they were being fake to me
6  (32%)
Yes, they were being fake to others
1  (5%)
Yes, they were fake but I don't know to who
7  (37%)
Never happened to me
Other (please explain)
5  (26%)
Total votes: 19
Poll is closed
09/06/2012
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anonkitty anonkitty
Yes. Happens all the time. Depending on the extent, I guess, but I don't think it's so much fake as much as it is just reacting differently to different people/situations from what I've seen. Honestly, in most cases, I just find it funny how little I know about the person's other side and happy for the chance to find out. =]
09/06/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Scrawberry78
are they being fake to you or fake to the other people.
People will always act differently when they are with different people. We are social animals and we tend to adopt the attitudes and demeanor of the people we are around. It's called "mob mentality" but it has both good and bad sides. On the bad side we might do things we would never consider doing with others people on the good side this can mean broadening our life experiences in good ways. For instance: I have extreme social anxiety but when I am in a crowd of theater people I can express myself eloquently and freely...I get tongue tied in the supermarket talking to a cashier!

It may not be fake at all it is just another side of the person that you are seeing...if the actions are clearly contrary to the way the person represents themselves to you when you are alone I would back up a step and perhaps ask them about it in a non confrontational way. For example I saw a guy actually push a woman on her ass in a parking lot when he had attended a seminar on spousal abuse and swore he was non violent. I asked him casually when he believed it was appropriate to get violent and he indicated that he only got that way when he was drinking! SO ya dropped all contact with him and quick....he had told me he had been drinking the night I saw him get physical with the woman.

Anyhow be wary of forming opinions about people on this subject without giving them the chance to explain...but confronting them angrily will only result in defensive behavior. That shy person who has trouble making eye contact COULD be the star of the next community theater production...and still be telling the absolute truth!
09/06/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Yes, I have had someone in my life that was like that. Not anymore though.
09/07/2012
brevado brevado
Some people just play the part they think they need to.
09/07/2012
amazon amazon
Nothing I usually worry about
09/07/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Scrawberry78
are they being fake to you or fake to the other people.
Sadly yes, I hate that.
09/09/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
It's terrible having a friend, or friends, who are fake.
09/10/2012
married with children married with children
I think that most people change to be more like the people around them. even if it is just a little change.
09/10/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Yep, but it's a matter of people interact with different groups in different ways. My personality hanging out with my friends and gaming is different from my going out and socializing personality
11/07/2012
Total posts: 10
Unique posters: 10