Double Identity  

heavensent1123 53F
447 posts
6/2/2006 9:08 am

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6/14/2006 3:07 am

Double Identity

Have you ever noticed that there's a strange kind of safety and anonimity on the PC screen?
Normally, I'm kind of shy, sometimes unbelievably so but it's getting much better.

Theres a few forms of communication but I feel most comfortable on the computer, even talking on the phone makes me a bit uncomfortable, there's things I can say on here that I can't say anywhere else. It doesn't help that I actually can't stand the phone. That happened 20+ years ago when I use to have a job selling magazine subscriptions over the phone, to this day I still hate the thing, within 5 minutes I'm getting very edgy. People take it personally, it isn't personal, I just hate the thing.

rm_MisterFrumpy 47M
428 posts
6/2/2006 7:36 pm

the anonymity is one of the reasons sites like this work so well. You can be (or pretend to be) whoever you want.

many many people get much more bold online as opposed to in person. Me for example i usually flourish on message boards and all that because being the sarcastic bastard i am, if i did that in person i'd get my ass kicked a lot. So online, i can be as annoying as i want and no one can touch least til the next M&G

AltumHunksUnite 54M

6/3/2006 8:06 am

Hmm... I'm probably the opposite. It's easier for me to communicate with confidence in person, and I find it difficult to come up with the right words in a post, starting over from scratch several times before posting.

Let me drive. I like the view

rm_JohnMacLaine 51M
585 posts
6/3/2006 5:26 pm

I find myself being a bit timid in both situations. I guess because it is dificult for me to express myself properly on paper (or a keyboard as the case may be) and for people to understand it than it is in real life. Like Frump, I have a sarcastic sense of humor, but unlike him, mine usually works better in person than it does in a blog post. In person, I can use the tone of my voice to get my meaning across. I dont necessarily mean being loud or obnoxious, but speaking to someone in person is the best venue for people to understand me better. Unfortunately, since I am shy in person as well, it usually takes me a while to get to know someone and get comfortable with being myself around them.

"I can retain neither respect or affection for a government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its own immorality" Mahatma Ghandi

heavensent1123 53F

6/3/2006 6:16 pm

Frumpy- yeah I noticed that sarcastic thing you got going on there, I have my own vice, things I can do on here but would never in a million years do in real life.

Cleavis- So NOWWWW you tell us, and all this time we thought you were the most literate person we knew, but now we know just how much you use the delete button.

Heartnsoul768 54M  
362 posts
6/5/2006 5:02 am

I thought I was the only one who didn't like talking on the phone. I only like to use it to pass on information, short, and sweet about 15 seconds.

swingweight3 57M

6/7/2006 5:59 pm

We are all strong, smart, etc - however it seems that how we feel most secure in "venting" those feelings outwardly to others in ways that others can best understand us...has many different & unique/personal ways in doing so - none are better then the other - simply a representation of who we are individually and the way we best represent what makes each of us..."us". will find the path

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