View Poll Results: Are you the same on the boards as in "real" life?
Yes, I am exactly the same way outside cyberspace 23 39.66%
I'm pretty similar to my board personality 35 60.34%
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Is that really you???

If your close friends or SO stumbled across the boards and figured out which screen name belonged to you, would they be surprised by the "you" you portray on these boards? Or, are you exactly the same in real life?

I find that I am nicer here on the boards - I've let my friends read some things I've written (and DaNa) and they're like, "that's not how you would say it to us!" I am much more blunt and no-nonsense in person. On the boards, I try to be sensitive to others feelings because you don't have the privilege of getting to know me first to know my intentions/motives/personality. So, my friends would be surprised, I think.
My Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde option didn't post. I'll pm a mod and see if they can help me!
People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
I put mostly.

I don't think I'd either be as funny or as calm in person.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
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But at least the pews never attend yoga!
I think I'm pretty different. I find that I can't express myself here as well - my facial expressions and body language and tone of voice say a lot and I don't have that here. I'm SO sarcastic and a big smart alec in real life, but not really on the boards.
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I am pretty much the same. I know that there are a lot of Cyber people who are not though. I am succinct in person and on the phone, I like to laugh and will stand up for someone if they are not being a dope themselves.
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I'm the same person.
Originally Posted by medussa
Ditto very close.
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I am the same me, but, I tone myself down a little. IRL, I can be sarcastic, which is okay if you can see my smile. But, since you can't portray the tone of voice/facial expressions here I try to be a little bit more sensitive

Kimberly
My words are the same. Notice I use - dashes - alot. I do that because that is how I talk (with dashes ) little pauses to either collect my thoughts or whatever. I tend to be calmer and happier than I come across on the board.
Better everyone think your a fool, than to open your mouth and prove them right.

Perception is not reality.

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I'm different in some ways. In real life, I'm always up for a debate and am very opinionated. I'm not that keen on on getting into heated debates on webboards because I prefer arguing face to face. I generally only speak up when it's one of my soapbox issues, or to correct misconceptions.

I also give advice a lot more off the boards, and I am pretty good at helping people with problems and with making decisions. I don't do that a lot here, mainly because a) someone has usually said what I would have said already and b) I prefer to talk to the person and discuss it thoroughly. If any of you do want advice or anything, feel very free to pm me.
I'm shy and reserved until I really know someone and never say anything that would hurt somebody's feelings. So I'm quiet different there.

Mostly what I think, feel and have a passion about comes accross pretty well. I might be recognized but not by some random joe I know
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I said sort of. IRL, I'm a hanger-outer. We typically don't debate about "issues" and stuff like that but I can't seem to dodge debates on this board, so whatever. I'm usually just having fun.
I am the same me, but, I tone myself down a little. IRL, I can be sarcastic, which is okay if you can see my smile. But, since you can't portray the tone of voice/facial expressions here I try to be a little bit more sensitive
Originally Posted by 1228kimberly
Same here. I'm really sarcastic, but I soon found that that just doesn't pick up on the board. I also really like to debate issues, but lately I've found that it's like hitting your head against the wall and have given up. There are alot of topics that I just don't bother with anymore. In real life, I very rarely back down
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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My board personality is real close, but I am a lot more sarcastic, and a lot more blunt in real life. If I have to deal with someone on a day to day basis, they are going to know exactly what I think when I think it. On the board I don't think it matters that much, and I don't want to piss off complete strangers with my blunt remarks.
MzShvy

"If we get a little crazy, blame it on the alcohol." Pat Green
My board personality is pretty close to real life.

I have neither the time nor the energy to recreate myself for a message board.
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My board personality is pretty close to real life.

I have neither the time nor the energy to recreate myself for a message board.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
That's because you use all your brain power trying to figure out the nuances of snoreball
People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
My board personality is pretty close to real life.

I have neither the time nor the energy to recreate myself for a message board.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
That's because you use all your brain power trying to figure out the nuances of snoreball
Originally Posted by dia99
How DARE you?!? :fuming:fuming.gif

alsoI'mjustkidding.

alsoI'msorryyoucan'tunderstandbaseball.
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alsoI'msorryyoucan'tunderstandbaseball.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Me, too, since I'll be stuck going to games for the rest of my life
People rise to the standard expected of them. GC

alsoI'msorryyoucan'tunderstandbaseball.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Me, too, since I'll be stuck going to games for the rest of my life
Originally Posted by dia99
May as well try to enjoy it. Or at least tolerate it.

I hate football so much that I won't even go to games with my husband. He always finds a buddy to go with him when he goes to Houston to see a game. Talk about booorrrinnng.
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I choose the option that isnt there. Primarly for this board only. Other boards I know I can be "more myself".
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