posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by darcon
I have a theory about that. I think that regardless of how different we try to be online, our true personalities still show through. No matter how
good of an actor someone is, there will always be occasions when they slip and show their true selves as opposed to the act they try to put on. It may
only be glimpses, and it may be difficult to tell what is an act and what is real especially online, but they are there.
For instance, offline I talk a lot. There isn't a single topic I have come across that I don't have an opinion on or a question about. However,
online and specifically here, I don't post frequently. I'll have spurts of a week or two where I post a lot, but then I will go a month or more
without making a single post and spend my time just reading what others have to say. Judging merely from the average rate of posts I make in a month,
it may seem like I don't have much to say. But once you get me talking about something, or once I see a post filled with so many asinine comments I
don't know whether to laugh or cry, I end up almost using my entire 10000 character maximum in a single post. In doing so my true talkative nature
comes out. I try not to because no one likes to read a 10000 character post, those are typically the ones I make that get no response and so I just
assume that no one bothered to read it because it was too long, but as I said I'm opinionated and talk a lot so it all comes out in one huge post.
Kinda like it's starting to do now.
So I know that if I slip up and make huge posts on occasion, and thus allow my true nature to show fully, then there are others who have similar slips
in their online persona's. That's my theory anyway.