reply to post by LadySkadi
Interesting thread, and each and every time someone brings one up like it, I laugh.
I notice which people do not care for them, people who go along and go with the flow, and as well people who are semi-creeped out about them.
People, are people, and not everyone is necessarily as deep a thinker as everyone else.
My avatar is who I am in many ways, because I am a video gamer, as well my nickname is "Chief"
everywhere I go because people see the no
nonsense side of me when I am working and this was something bestowed upon me by others, the nickname, but it was after a seminal event in my life
where I proved myself.
As well I was told by a friend who is a self-proclaimed "psychic"
I was Leonidas in a past life, so I chose to have the member name fitting
who I see myself as the most being a dominant male figure and I am mentally armored up against psychological attacks and mental tricks because of my
knowledge of the human psyche.
The problem with being and seeing one's self as a dominant male, is people will attack me, whether I want them to or not, because I have noticed that
people see me as a leader whether I want them to or not, whether I try to lead or not, people try to follow me and when people see a leader who is
confident like I am they see the necessity to either be beside me, try to knock me off the top of the heap, or want to learn from me and each and
every time I have to prove just how powerful a leader I am whether it is my avatar or whether is my physical appearance and leadership which I have
been told exudes from me, my aura projecting dominance and leadership.
Dominant and dominance should not be mistaken for domineering though, dominant and dominance meaning strength and strong, and domineering being
I am a bully buster and bust those who would abuse others.
Do I think other people here on ATS use their avatars and images to affect others?
Sure I do.
I can even tell who does and does not, despite their claims to the contrary, or feigned benevolence.
Do I do it?
I do not believe in attacking or misleading others using my avatar, because if I did you would not know what I had just admitted, and as well anyone
who asks, not that many have, get the same type of post I just typed out here.
I do not choose to randomly change my avatar as often as I see some people.
I instead choose to change it once every year or two, when the mood suits me.
But then I have been on the Internet now for twenty plus years, and I have learned.
Education leads to knowledge, knowledge leads to wisdom, and wisdom properly applied is power.
Here's my previous avatar.
This is one I have considered using.
This one as well is one I have considered.
Avatars are only what you put into them but just as much as what others see in them.
Whether someone uses them to influence, affect, or misdirect is wholly based upon that person's ethics, morals, and character.
Of course, looking at what the person posting, posts, always helps as well.
I remember your original thread and smile each and every time at the humor.
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[edit on 21-10-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]