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Vengeful, spiteful and fickle. Do these words describe you here or in real life?

Asked by zen_ (6268points) September 8th, 2010

And do you behave differently with the so-called anonimity of the internet?

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faye's avatar

Vengeful sometimes, usually just in my mind. I have some kind of truthful behavior code in my brain so I don’t behave differently. Besides I’d forget who I was each time.

chyna's avatar

No. I’m a pretty nice person in real life and on here. Who I portray myself as on here is really who I am.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I don’t think those words fit me here or in real life. I’m the same in real life as I am here. I don’t see the point in being two different people or behaving differently in one or the other.

wundayatta's avatar

Just you wait, Enry Iggins, just you wait! I shall have my vengeance yet, and it will be sweeeet! I do not suffer those who diss me. I shall vent my spleen, and they’ll know not to mess with me again! Unless I change my mind. I’ll do anything for my friends. I am loyal as the day is long. Just beware of the next day ;-)

Just ask anyone who knows me. They’ll tell you the same. ;-)

Seaminglysew's avatar

Not at all. I am the opposite of all of those. No I do not respond any differently on line than in person. I am a strong believer in what goes around, comes around, so I try to be fair with everyone I encounter.

tranquilsea's avatar

Not. At. All.

I behave here as I do IRL. What does being spiteful, fickle or vengeful give you but eventual grief?

muppetish's avatar

None of those words fit my Internet self or who I am on the other side of the screen. However, this is my perception and I realized that (potentially) makes it an incredibly biased one. I am, to a degree, different online than I am offline, though I am unsure how to explain the differences.

Coloma's avatar

No. I am a happy, upbeat, extroverted personality, very mentally/emotionally stable.
Negative emotions are poison, and reflective of someone who has a lot of work to do,

iammia's avatar

To be honest i’m a little reserved online, well i am at the minute till i get into the swing of things. I have a great sense of humour and love a giggle, hopefully Fluther will get to see that side of me too :)

augustlan's avatar

I may be fickle, but never vengeful or spiteful. I yam who I yam, here as in real life.

rooeytoo's avatar

I am not any of those but I have/had a fluther mate whom I thought was a friend and we would pm back and forth, a little joke, camaraderie, it was nice. Then suddenly this person stopped pming and is acting, I guess spiteful comes close to the mark. I wonder why and one of these days will ask outright, but in the meantime, if you happen to read this, and you know who you are, I would like to know why our friendship has changed. I have searched my brain and can’t think of anything I have said to offend??????

loser's avatar

Yeah, those describe me both here and in real life. Just add drunk to the list.

ucme's avatar

Those words describe the polar opposite of me. I yam what I yam! Both online IRL or wherever. I know of no other way…...yes i’m genuinely this *stoopid folks!! Who’d a thunk it eh? :¬)

Pistol's avatar

I don’t think I am any of those. If someone pisses me off to the point of wanting to hurt them, I don’t think my words on the internet would be any different than in real life but not vengeful and spiteful and all those. I would just tell you that you pissed me off and then give you a good ol’ Hank Hill a** whoopin. Or try at least lol.

I do think most people act a bit different when they’re Anon.

I say stuff on here that I might not say to other people but I think thats life in general. You have to be able to communicate differently with different people. I could come up to my black friend and say certain things that a black stranger would probably beat me for!

I don’t use anonymity to be different than who I am, e.g. act ugly, troll or get nasty. But I do say things on the internet that I wouldn’t want everyone to see.

Nicole8's avatar

I would like to think that none of those words describe me. I usually try to be a nice person but I have been told that I can be spiteful at times so I guess in real life, I could be a bit spiteful.

downtide's avatar

Fickle, in terms of hobbies and interests that keep my atention (I have a tendency towards ADD that way). But I have never been vengeful or spiteful. Not since I was about eight, anyway.

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