posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 12:37 AM
a reply to: ksiezyc
I would like to read your theory.
It's possible that something like split personalities are commonly developing among people who use the Internet a lot. I believe I've seen it happen
with people I was chatting with. They sometimes sounded different according to what method of communication they were using. They sometimes sounded
different based on how comfortable they were. I've been told that I sound different based on those factors.
I'm going to have to rethink the theories I presented in the threads below.
The Internet as a Simulacrum of Life
Degrees of Separation Between an Internet Persona and a Real Person
If people have something like split personalities without realizing it (where they have a different personality just for the Internet), having serious
conversations with people online may be futile. I mean, it may be two (or more) totally false personalities conversing, having nothing to do with the
true personalities of the people involved.
In the two threads I linked to above, I assumed the people were consciously aware and in control of what they're doing (when creating and acting as a
What if they're not consciously aware or in control of what they're doing (when creating and acting as a fake persona)?
That would change everything in terms of how I see the Internet. Could the Internet be a mechanism for creating split personalities?
One person I chatted with a lot using instant messaging told me that they were just "joking" almost all the time when they were chatting via instant
messaging. They were consciously aware of it, but were they in control of it?
If they weren't, I would have seen them COMPLETELY
DIFFERENTLY. I feel like rushing back to them and apologizing. It wouldn't mean a thing now.
These are serious questions. I never would have thought of things before this thread.
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