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Do you think you'd be friends with yourself?

Asked by Spider (798points) June 29th, 2010

Not in terms of you and your “inner self”, but if there was a separate person who was as much like you as possible – like a version of you from a parallel universe (like in the TV show Fringe) – how well do you think you two would get along?

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CMaz's avatar

We would be lovers.

Jude's avatar

Ten years ago? No.

Now? Yes. (And, we would be lovers with Chaz/Chaz#2).

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Definitely – wouldn’t any other answer be a sign of low self-esteem?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Not only would we get along great,I couldn’t keep my hands off myself:)

eden2eve's avatar

Pretty well. I’d like the same thing that I like. I wouldn’t learn much from me, but I could be very validating when I had a problem. And I’m pretty sure that I’d never be offended by something I said.

SuperMouse's avatar

I am pretty sure I would get on my nerves and instantly dislike me. I come to this conclusion based on the fact that whenever I run into anyone who is like me my initial reaction is annoyance.

BoBo1946's avatar

why yes….i would rape myself!

jfos's avatar

Would you have a drink with you?
Yes. I would be more than friends with myself—I’d be bandmates! Ah, how I wish I could have 4 clones…

CMaz's avatar

@BoBo1946 you sick bastard! THAT is not funny.


Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@BoBo1946 @ChazMaz Clearly, you learned very little

Seaofclouds's avatar

We could definitely be friends. We would just have to watch out for our competitive nature.

CMaz's avatar

Actually, speaking for myself. I have learned plenty. Might not be what you need to learn.

But, all is good. :-)

MacBean's avatar

If I could get away from myself every once in a while, yeah, I’d love me.

BoBo1946's avatar

Actually, i thought it was funny! Guess i’ve a wierd sense of humor!

tinyfaery's avatar

I don’t think so. I already irritate myself.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I would think I could be friends, but not lovers. I know my faults. Plus I know some of the places I’ve been and things I’ve done.

ucme's avatar

Good god yes! As long as it’s perfectly understood that i’m the alpha male of course.First dibs on the finest ladies you see.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

No, we’d avoid each other (and almost anyone else).

janbb's avatar

Yup – who else would get my jokes?

kenmc's avatar

We’d have a love/hate relationship.

BoBo1946's avatar

@janbb please tell one, this bunch needs a good laugh! little stiff today!

ragingloli's avatar

We would constantly fighting about who gets to be the seme/uke.

Facade's avatar

Nah, I’m pretty difficult.

rebbel's avatar

That would be the first friend i had…

Spider's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir – Not necessarily; I think it depends on the personality. If I have a very strong personality, I may get along with others who complement this type, where I might butt heads with another strong personality. If everyone doesn’t like me, it doesn’t mean I have low self-esteem as a result.

@eden2eve – Insightful point about perhaps not learning much.

@SuperMouse – Very interesting… why do you think you get annoyed?

@BoBo1946 – haha… but if you two were so much alike, wouldn’t it be consentual? ;)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I hadn’t thought about the getting jokes part. That would be a big plus.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Spider loll…good point!

AmWiser's avatar

I absolutely would be friends with myself and my other self my other other self. I just love me some me.

chyna's avatar

Yes, now, but 15 or 20 years ago, no.
I totally amuse myself, so I would definitely amuse my other self.

Vunessuh's avatar

I guess so, but I imagine after a while, it would get a little boring because we’d basically be the same exact person. We would have way too much in common and rarely have anything new to talk about. I mean, I guess we could have a swap meet every once in a while and trade spatulas. That might be fun. We could share each other’s wardrobe. There’s a plus. We’d also be able to complete each other’s sentences.
I guess I would finally be friends with someone who understands certain things about me that most of my friends don’t. That would be nice. But other than that, she would be boring as fuck and I’d want to beat the shit out of her. And then I probably would because she’d enjoy it.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Spider I agree with you, but still – two people with strong personality don’t have to love one another but they can still be friends, no?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir That’s my thinking exactly. I have a strong personality and a very stubborn streak. I could be friends with myself, but I think I’d end up killing myself eventually as lovers.

delirium's avatar

Half of my life goal is to be a person that I can respect and enjoy.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@delirium I have a lot of self respect, so the respect part would be ok. I just don’t know about the enjoy part.

Spider's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Abolutely! I’m not saying they couldn’t be friends (or more). I’m just saying that if you wouldn’t be friends with another person who is LIKE you, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t confident in yourself (but it can).

I have friends who aren’t friends with each other even though they’ve had an opportunity to hang out. Doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with one or the other, just that the dynamics don’t mesh.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Spider Yeah, I should have said ‘might be a sign’ rather than ‘wouldn’t it be’

Spider's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Gotcha… makes sense.

wundayatta's avatar

There are times when I hated myself and times when I like myself. Depending on the time, I’d be friends, but boy, I wouldn’t want to meet me when I was depressed.

Scooby's avatar

No!! not at all! I don’t need the competition :-/ one good looking smooth talking bastard is enough!!

Spider's avatar

@wundayatta That makes a lot of sense in general – I know I can be a pain sometimes, and I (or my double) probably wouldn’t want to be around the other.

cookieman's avatar

Certainly. I’d finally have someone to share my interests in music, comic books and movies with. As it stands now, I’m alone in these hobbies in real life.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Spider i’m only a pain when others inflict pain on me! Otherwise, i’m a pretty laid back kind of guy!

jazmina88's avatar

I <3 me. me funny.

Val123's avatar

Yes. I seriously wish I had an identical twin!!

Coloma's avatar


For sure! lol

I WISH I had more friends like me NOW! haha

I am witty, verbose, humorous to a fault, creative, intelligent, enthusiastic, emotionally sound and always up for some fun!

Me, myself and I are really close! lol

Val123's avatar

@Coloma Nice resume! You’re hired!

Coloma's avatar

@Val123 @Val123 risk of sounding like a fathead…but…hey…lol.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I met such a person, someone so much like me except for her gender.
She agreed to marry me and we have been married for six years.

Looking into her eyes reveals my deepest nature.

Ron_C's avatar

I would make a very good companion for myself but we would not share a girlfriend. My other self would have to find his own. I would also urge him to ride the bike more and eat less. Double dates would be great!

Spider's avatar

Thanks everyone for your answers! I admit was somewhat surprised by how much love there was to go around… not that I expected the opposite.

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