Sunday, September 13, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want to Know


Are you your "real self" around everyone? Or do you act one way around some people and a different way around others?

I like to think that I am my real self around everyone. But I do know that I act differently around different people. Can one do that? Act differently around different people and still be your "real self" all the way around?

21 comments:

Barbaloot said...

I think I'm always my real self...but maybe different parts. Around my family I'm very comfortable and although I'm never really vocal, I interact much more than I do in non-familial groups. I'm much more of a wall-flower with non-relatives.

Wendyburd1 said...

I am THE shy one around most people. I have to know you pretty well to be myself!

The Boob Nazi said...

I don't know who I really am. Sob.

Madalyn :) said...

I like to think that I'm "me" all the time, but I agree with you in saying that I act different around some people. I'm loud, but if I'm in a quiet bunch then I'll simmer it down in respect for the group.

Lara said...

It takes me a while to warm up to people, but after I do, I like to think that I am my real self.

There are a handful of people that I know that I find it impossible to be "me" around. Simply because they don't really let me.

Brooke said...

I'm much more outgoing around some people than around others. Not really a different person, just not as willing to put myself out there, I guess.

Teachinfourth said...

There's always that side we show to only those who are in 'the inner sanctum' of friendship.

It all depends on the password level of your friendship.

springrose said...

I think we all act "differently" around certian people; ie the Stake President, best friend etc. You just don't act the same around every one, it just depends on your comfort level. My oldest sister brings out the silly in me. I am the youngest sister. My Husband thinks I'm weird when I am around her! He act weird around his family as well. He becomes so obnoxious! To the point I have to remind him that I am his wife not his sister!!

Christa said...

I'm a little more of myself around family and small groups of close friends. Large crowds tend to make me anxious and I kind of clam up.

Emmy said...

When I was younger I definitely had different "selves".. but as I have gotten older, I think I am just me. But you never know what others really think about you.

Rachel Sue said...

I honestly think that I am my real self around my husband and my sister. And that's it. Kind of sad, isn't it?

Kristina P. said...

I think that we are all very complex, and there are lots of different sides to us.

For instance, I am sarcastic and funny in real life. But I am also very professional and kind and serious too. So, I am my real self, but I may act one way depending on the situation.

Erin said...

What a good question! I think I am myself, but sometimes I refrain from saying things I think the person I am speaking with may not approve of. Dumb, but true.

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

LOVE this question!

I am always myself, that is my drawback half the time I think too... but I DEF am more quiet around those I am not comfy with... so far no one has caught on that if I am not speaking to you, I probably don't like you LLLOOOLLLL

M-Cat said...

Unfortunately with me, what you see is what you get. Plain and simple. And even ugly oftimes : )

Vanessa said...

Depends on the crowd. When I'm nervous, I tend to talk a lot, joke and be loud. Not really sure.

Pedaling said...

you can act different around different people and still be yourself....
not everyone deserves the nice me!

Mary said...

I think that different people allow you to express different parts of your true self...if that makes sense :o)
Certain people tend to bring out different personality traits that I have always had, but its that fact that you feel comfortable sharing that side of you.
At least that's how I look at it...maybe I just have multiple personalities ;o)

tiburon said...

I try to be as real as possible...it is too exhausting to fake it!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I think I've lost track of my real self, so I don't really know....

That's a good question though. And it's interesting to think how people perceive you as opposed to how you perceive yourself as acting, as well.

Omgirl said...

I definitely think so. Maybe everyone can't, but I feel like I can and do. I have a very multi-faceted personality. I like so many things and have so many sides to me, and I am easily capable of switching on and off the parts of my personality I know are most compatible with who I am around. I'm not faking it, just emphasizing or supressing certain things. I'm always pretty zaney and uninhibited. But the rest is pretty changable. I think of myself as kinda like a chameleon; No matter what color he changes, he's still himself.