How is your 'online personality' different from your real-life personality?

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How is your 'online personality' different from your real-life personality?

Antipova Antipova
I think all of us on this forum probably speak a little differently online than we do in our day-to-day lives. I was thinking about the changes Eden has brought about in my personality, and what ways I interact differently with people online than I do in real life. It was interesting to think about!

So what's different in your online personalty---do you wish you could carry those differences into your day-to-day life? Or do you like them better only on the internet?
09/27/2011
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Antipova Antipova
The biggest difference between 'me' online and 'me' offline is that, online---I'm not afraid to ask people questions, or start conversations. In real life, I'm always a listener before a speaker. And if somebody does not reach out to me, I assume that they don't want to hear from me, so I 'don't speak unless spoken to,' usually.

On the internet, because I assume we're all on Eden because we *do* want to have conversations, I am way more likely to start a conversation or reach out to someone.

I wish I was more like this in real life.
09/27/2011
JessCee JessCee
hmmm... this is a good question.

I don't think there is a difference between online me and offline me. I do wish I could learn to stop typing how I talk though. I think a lot of the time either people don't take me seriously or maybe don't understand what I write because of it.
09/27/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'm more extrovert online. I'm able to just start a conversation with anyone online, whereas I don't in person.
09/27/2011
M. Roth M. Roth
There's a difference, and it's actually kinda weird. Online I'm A LOT nicer than I am in person. I don't know why, but it seems like online I have worlds more of patience, while in real life I can only take so much before I snap. I think it's because online, I can walk away from a situation, and come back to it later, without worrying about being attacked. In real life, it doesn't work the same way.

I will say this, though, my brutal honesty doesn't change at all. >.> It's also really hard to translate my thoughts to text, since I'm such a sarcastic person offline, and it's really hard to translate the "don't take me seriously, ever" into the internet.

I'm still a really big extrovert, though. I'll start conversations on and offline, like it's no big deal. I mean, just because I say I'm nicer online than offline doesn't mean I'm completely awful.. Just, I think, mostly that my patience string is extended online. And I really wish I could translate that to offline, because my line of work is in customer service. >.<
09/27/2011
js250 js250
I am more outgoing and open online. I wish there were some things that I could say online, but they are big insights to who I am and what I do. There are a couple people I am sure are on here from where I live-I want to stay js250, not me in reality. I am very helpful and patient both places, very sexually open online, sexually confident online, shy offline. Wow, I am starting to sound a bit like a split personality. I am all me in both situations, it is just different sides of me that I show depending on the situation and how safe I feel. I am very introverted and do not trust easily offline, too many times burnt. I do have quite an unusual sense of humor, though.
09/28/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I don't think I have an online persona. Maybe I did back when I was thirteen, but now I don't really see a point to that. I like the person that I am irl, and so I transfer that to my online postings as well.
09/28/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I think all of us on this forum probably speak a little differently online than we do in our day-to-day lives. I was thinking about the changes Eden has brought about in my personality, and what ways I interact differently with people online than I ...
I am more open to talk and speak without being judged or santioned. Amongst close friends I am no different online than amoung them.
09/28/2011
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
To be perfectly honest, I'm just as ditsy and bubbly in my every day life as I am on here . I would say the only difference is that I can sometimes be quite shy in person.
09/28/2011
muffles muffles
it can be easier communicating some things IRL vs online... but online can be convenient to act different than u might otherwise
09/28/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
Mimi Roth, I hear ya. I'm pretty sarcastic IRL also, and it's hard to translate that into text. I always think that someone will take my sarcasm the wrong way online since there is no voice tone or facial expressions.
I swear a lot IRL but not online much since I'm not sure how it will be taken most times. I guess that kinda goes hand-in-hand for me with the sarcasm.

For the most part, I'm the same online as I am offline. I don't have any real friends IRL because I don't like the obligation to call/do stuff together/etc but I love having online friends. Some online friends have translated into real life friends that I've never met, but we talk on the phone or text/email a lot.
09/28/2011
Beaners Beaners
I used to be way more outspoken and witty online, but I feel like as I've matured and gotten comfortable with who I am, that gap has closed.
09/28/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Online me and real life me are the same person, but I've been hooked online since Prodigy days so I guess they've melded over the years. There's a much bigger difference between work me and real me than online/offline. When I first got online I was more open online than in person but being open online gave me the confidence to be that way in real life. I also used to be super bitchy online and slightly less bitchy in person, but as I've aged I've become less bitchy in general both on and offline and I'm the same level of bitchy on and off now.
09/28/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
EF has actually helped me in becoming more comfortable in speaking with people in real life. There is very little difference between online me and offline me with friends. I'm still a little shy around new people or strangers, but I am able to express things more easily.

One huge difference I noticed is how men perceive me; IRL, they tend to either ignore me or mutter disgust about my looks. Online I usually end up with a devoted fanclub of admirers because all they 'see' is my personality. If men IRL paid more attention to my personality rather than my looks I'd probably get laid more often.

At least Master thinks I'm attractive.
09/28/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I think all of us on this forum probably speak a little differently online than we do in our day-to-day lives. I was thinking about the changes Eden has brought about in my personality, and what ways I interact differently with people online than I ...
I tend to be quite shy around people, especially when first meeting someone. Online though is different. I start conversations or can be a social butterfly. I really need to be more assertive offline.
09/28/2011
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