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Under what circumstances may you find yourself not being YOU?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (21515points) April 24th, 2010

Are there times when you stray from your true self and end up pretending to be someone you really are not?

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ucme's avatar

Yeah at fancy dress parties. Yay i’m Captain Scarlet.

syz's avatar

I’m pretty much always me, although I sometimes have to be the “professional” me, or the “social” me.

kenmc's avatar

Sometimes when I’m drunk, I call myself Bob Jones. And if I’m writing, I will use a pen name.

MarcoNJ's avatar

I don’t pretend to be someone else. But I will tone down my normal demeanor amongst new acquaintances. That’s just how I roll, homie.

MarcoNJ's avatar

@ChaosCross Eeeew. I didn’t think about that. Good point. After all, my avatar is not of me.
This is for you.

pearls's avatar

I never pretend to be someone other than who I am.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Very rarely but there have been times I’ve put on a different face in order to deflect people who I know for sure are out to do me a disservice.

thriftymaid's avatar

No, I never pretend to be someone else. We probably have all, at one time or another, not felt like ourselves. It may be from illness, or devastation.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

I think it’s impossible not to be you.
There’s times when the person you are, is someone trying to be someone you’re not.

Trillian's avatar

No. This is it.

MacBean's avatar

Opposite of @ChaosCross. I’m not me in the real world.

Coloma's avatar

I am me to the 10th power already…so only ramp up or decelerate accordingly.
No change of costume. lol

cyreb7's avatar

How do you define “you”? Everyone is changing from moment to moment, and your internal scene of “you” is defined by your mood, what you are thinking about, and what is happening around you.

I know that I can be very different person when I am in different situations. At school I act differently than when I am at home, and even from class to class I will be a slightily different person.

Coloma's avatar

I am not deifined by my mood, I am a very emotionally consistant person.
On the rare occasion I am in a bit of a funk I just check out, don’t force anything.

I define the ‘me’, in form & personality, as how I naturally show up, happy, verbose, humorous. ;-)

Bluefreedom's avatar

When I’m having an out of body experience. I’m not responsible for the actions of the ‘real’ me when I’m on the outside looking in.

In all seriousness, I abhor hypocrisy and I don’t pretend to be what I’m not. That’s just wrong.

loser's avatar

At work.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

In social situations. I get nervous and it makes me feel like a wet blanket. :(
Anyone who wants to teach me to relax will be my new best friend. :)

LiLian's avatar

I sometimes felt like not myself esp if i did something wrong n don’t feel guilty about it!! n also when i get angry i feel that I’m ’‘the rude’’ me!!!

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