posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 11:29 PM
This is the psychologist in me speaking . . . Not sure if this is the right forum.
I'm interested in members' thoughts about why such a huge percentage of the avatars are
3. more than some plainly evil looking
4. dark, destructive warrior (vs a champion for a good cause type)
5. some decidedly tasteless sorts with tongues doing rather questionable things in pretty cheeky contexts
6. a general feeling of negative toned values
7. super strange and bizarre in ways that foster more discomfort than wonder
I'm not trying to pick on anyone so I'm not interested in citing specific examples. I'm talking about a huge percentage of the over all avatars on
the whole site.
I'm most interested in what psychological/sociological/anthropological factors go into such a huge percentage of folks hereon choosing avatars of
such descriptions. I'm interested in members' opinions on such.
Are there cultural forces pushing such?
Are there spiritual forces pushing such?
Is parenting such a lost art and at such a horrifically poor state that folks are growing up without much positive inputs, themes, memes, foci,
Are folks trying to outdo one another in bizarreness hereon?
Is bizarre the new hip, cool?
Is threatening violent dark foreboding destructive warrior type stuff the new--my spear, stick, _____ is longer than yours, ego boosting stuff?
I'd guesstimate that 65-75 or even 85% of the avatars fall with the above descriptions though I haven't done any statistical analysis.
MODS, please, if this would be in a better forum, please change it. This was the only place that seemed to fit though I'm really after a
psychological discussion and not a board business bunch of questions.
******Moved to Psychology, Philosophy and Metaphysics Forum******
[edit on 11-7-2008 by spacedoubt]