posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 12:28 PM
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
and for the record I use a 12 sided die, six sided are for wimps.
Sincerely, bravo for that one. Genuinely gave me a laugh
Okay, why does it come back to avatars? Because it's human nature to discern everything we can about each other, even if it's only as a way of
making us feel safer. Determining if the person we're interacting with is a threat or not is one of the most basic of human instincts. Personally
I'm not judging you, but rather coming to a point in a rather roundabout way. So here it goes...
If there's one thing I've learned about humans in my life it's that they rarely betray their true inner self outwardly. Instead, they often,
though not always, portray themselves as they'd like to be seen, perhaps believing that by appearing courageous that they aren't fearful, or that by
appearing strong they aren't weak, or that by appearing confident that they really aren't insecure. But our inner sense will almost always be
betrayed in some way, unconsciously, with the exception of sociopaths
This is the basis of psychology, which you may think is bunk too, and I'd agree with you to an extent. Although I would say that they aren't on the
wrong path, just at times misinterpreting what they observe. Though not always.
As an example of the subconscious being betrayed in a conscious act, take the person you mentioned who demonstrates such complete control of his life
yet his handwriting is a mess. Why? Does it make sense that he would allow this one element to slip? One that the world will be exposed to fairly
readily. It seems to me that what could really be happening is that his inward feelings of chaos and lack of control are being revealed unconsciously
through his handwriting. Perhaps his exercise of absolute control is merely his way of trying to deal with his inner insecurities. Then again,
But here's the thing about handwriting in general: We are taught the mechanics of how to write, but the execution is different for everyone. Just
that fact alone leads me to believe that there is some credence to the idea. Rather like fingerprints, our handwriting is individual, and just like
any individual characteristic can in fact lead to conclusions about who we really are. Always accurate? Doubtful. But for me that doesn't lead to
dismissing it completely.
[edit on 22-1-2009 by TravelerintheDark]