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Out of curiousity....

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Didactylos4, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Two questions

    1) How do the rest of you determine which bit and how much of other poster's output (here or elsewhere) is down to the persona and how much to the actual person?

    I confess that I am never sure and mostly I work on the basis of guesswork and even intuition.
    I'm often wrong as well.:oops:

    2) How much of your own output (here or elsewhere) is down to your persona and how much down to your personality?

    I'm mostly who I am (bar the comic stuff which is more persona than person) though I confess I am slightly less shy on here than I am now in public.

    Just thinking out loud really :rolleyes:
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  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    With me ,'What you see is what you get', or rather what you read pretty well demonstrates who/what I am - hence my signature!
    lindenlea likes this.
  3. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I don't have a persona. What you see is what you get. This is me.

    I take everyone else at face value; maybe that's naive of me.
    lindenlea, Lara mfl 05 and josienig like this.
  4. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i'm not allowed to swear properly on here.
    Mrsmumbles, Flere-Imsaho and GLsghost like this.
  5. Motherofchikkins

    Motherofchikkins Star commenter

    I'm just me. :)
    lindenlea and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  6. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Oh, yeah! I swear a lot in real life - but only amongst family and friends.
    Mrsmumbles likes this.
  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Well there's at least a couple of minor adaptations there even if they are in order to meet the requirements of the site
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'm really this annoying and immature in real life.
  9. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Me too.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  10. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I'm pretty much as I am in person although I think I'm a little less guarded about how I express my feelings about things on here. I'm quite a quiet person in real life, for a variety of reasons.
    lindenlea and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  11. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    You assume that everyone has a persona.

    Not necessarily so!
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  12. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I swear (sometimes) in real life.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  13. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I don't think I have a persona. But the Flere me isn't exactly the real world me, in just the same way that teaching me is not pub me or alone with my partner me.

    As for other people, I tend to take most people at face value.
  14. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    And how would you find out if you were wrong?
  15. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Musing on the OP I went to google the lyrics of 'I am what I am ' and mistakenly googled 'I am as I am' and came across a poem by Thomas Wyatt 'The recured Lover exulteth in his Freedom and Voweth to remain free until Death'.
    A new poem for me..I like it. :)
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  16. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

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    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

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  18. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Do posters have personas on here even? I can think of a few highly stylized individuals who might, but it seems pretty pointless to me to post as a "persona", rather than the real you. Of course, everyone can be more forthright on here, but in a way that's more like the "real" you - certainly in terms of thoughts and ideas.
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  19. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I think there must be some posters who have adopted personas because I can't fathom how some could be as abrasive, pedantic, argumentative or snippy in real life and still maintain RL relationships.
  20. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Joking aside, I agree with Eureka.

    Taking the trouble to reply as a persona would be ridiculous. Who could be bothered inventing some faux personality? It would be incredibly difficult to sustain, for one thing, and what would be the point?

    Therefore, I think most people are pretty much themselves.

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