|Help a brother out.|
|I would love to help. I think it's a great idea. |
Give me a few minutes.
|all versions of my personality are awful and boring|
|ive seen a french troll turn into a nice boy just to join a clan on a FPS if that answers your question, and most ppl online are total retards tbh|
|1) Yes. |
3) I think the main reason why this is happening is because people can change their personalities without any consequences. They can change it back in a matter of seconds.
4) I believe everyone changes at least something about themselves. Very few people are happy with the way they are, so the internet is a great way to change the flaws easily.
2. Hell No
4. They're like a chameleon, they are always changing.....
|1. the internet's an anonymous refuge. it's easy to be more open about certain experiences you've had because there's no worries it will affect what you've already been through. at the same time, you can present the image of yourself as you want it to be and not as you actually are. just like you would act differently on a first date than you would around your friends, you present a different side of yourself when on the internet.|
2. i'm pretty similar to how i am generally, though i am a bit quicker to call people out here than i am normally and am more likely to speak my mind.
3. i don't give much of a fuck on the internet, so it's really easy. i imagine people who are lying about what they are like or severely accentuating certain aspects of themselves would struggle more though.
4. if i'm entertained, i roll with it. if they suck i call them out
|That's pretty much how I feel aokuneff, I just didn't feel like typing that much lol|
|I'd say the way people act on the net is how they really are, because there are no boundaries and |
little consequence for saying and doing whatever you please.
|1) Yes, most definitely.|
3. no it wasnt
4. I dont find it something crazy or out of the ordinary, I like to troll or talk about fucked up shit sometimes cuz you can really do that irl.
|1) Without a doubt. The beauty of the internet is anonymity. If you could be the Football Team Captain rather than the chronic masturbator that you likely are, wouldn't you adapt that persona?|
2) Yes, but only in the first month or so that I was on the site, and I was still trying to figure out how to fit in.
3) No, it was really hard actually. I had to revert to my normal self after a while because it was too hard to pretend to like popular things that you hate.
4) If you can keep it up, more power to you
4) Doesn't matter to me
|1) Very much so|
2) No, I'm pretty much the same online as in real life
3) I can imagine it being hard for someone who thinks it's cool to like something or appear to be into something, then try and back it up but have no idea what they're talking about.
4) I don't take it seriously because the internet is the most informal place ever.
|I don't think that my personality has changed much since I was a little kid, but people have said that I have changed some, but that's mostly because of the changing roles each person has played in my life.|
|"I don't take it seriously because the internet is the most informal place ever."|
And exactly because of this - at least from a psychological point of view - conducting such studies would be completely irrelevant or at least not at all interesting for anyone that deals with psychology.
|I am being myself online, however, many take me for being more serious than I actually am.|
|I am a Troll.|
|I am a Troll.|
|There's no denying that the growth of the internet in mainstream society is changing the dynamics of many social structures that, up to this point, have been taken for granted (with the exception of a few minor disputes). I don't think informality, which to my mind doesn't change much anyway, should prevent any research into its implications. Anyway, this is sociology, not psychology. Big shift in emphasis.|
Thanks to the people who've answered so far, I'm going to go off and (sleep +) try to figure out how I'm going to develop this into something slightly more scientific - with goals, controls, theories and so on. Any further contributions would help this go more fluidly, of course.
|1) I think that would imply that people have two obvious sets of personalities when on the internet and in face value, when honestly, I think a lot of people change, hide, or reveal aspects of who they are given the circumstances. If you're interacting with a clique you want to be a part of, or one you don't approve of but have no real deal with them, you adapt or go along with certain traits you wouldn't if you were with family or really close friends. So yeah I guess I believe, to some extent, that it's rare to find someone who acts the same irl as they do online, but I think that it's the same reason why when we're by ourselves, we're not the same as when we're in a crowd of strangers. |
2) With the internet I have a little more time to calculate what I say or if I say it. Otherwise I don't think I'm that much different. I'm generally a boring person, and very conscious of how others perceive me regardless of how much they really mean to me overall.
4) People change accordingly to who they have to deal with. I find no reason to judge them. It's interesting when they do, and the contrast it creates, but otherwise I don't believe there's any part of your personality that isn't entirely yours, regardless of how insecure or emotionally stunted you are because of it.
|1) Yes. The internet gives us the possibility to be a totally different person with no drawbacks, which would explain as to why people are generally different over the internet.|
2) I don't really know how to answer that question, I rarely participate in any discussions, I just look at them from an outside perspective. But to be honest, if ever I were trying to fit in, I would probably change a bit.
3) Hmm, after having observed various personalities, I think change could come across easily, since I literally have no internet personality so to speak.
4) Here's one question where I'm not too sure how to answer; some people say it's just the internet, and everything should be taken lightly, while on the other hand, we shouldn't forget that we're dealing with real people, with real emotions. Some people may "bully" others, calling it harmless fun, but the people being affected in this case might not take it as a joke, and actually take it to heart. I am personally on the fence about the whole issue.
This is the longest comment I've ever posted on Sputnik, you should be flattered.
|There's this friend of mine on facebook who never says anything in person but when he's on fb in his safe place he likes to post 10 statuses a day about how bad ass he is. FUCKING ANNOYING!|
|1. considering i mostly just show up when i'm stoned and listening to aphex twin, i'd say so. my logic is sometimes you don't want information to be as public as it sometimes becomes|
2. not this time
3. well, i guess i'm more talkative than i normally am while stoned and listening to aphex twin
4. i don't judge, i just react
|Well I'm much more of a faggot on the internet if that's what you're asking Jonny.|
|1) yes and no it really depends on the person. I would say that mostly the answer is no, the constraints of normal conversation and society are loosened greatly though.|
4) Escapists or lonely (to generalize and package it into easily consumable labels).
4. everyone will at some point act in the way that they wish to be seen. i don't really care as long as you don't act like an ass all the time.
|In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. |
4. I usually assume they're using it as an outlet for traits they can't show in reality, but who knows?