DISCLAIMER: on this question, "chat" refers to purely textual communication such as non-camera I'm and text messaging
I must admit that finding the correct wording for this question is tricky (damn scattered Libra brainpower) lol.
Being on GaG as long as I have, and chatting with many users as long as I have, some people have come to the realization (and have said), that their personality doesn't show much in chat, compared to conversation in real life or on camera (aka, communication with a visual aspect).
In short, the person's perception online is (unintentionally) different than in real life because they don't know how to show their personality in textual form.
As in, a person can be charismatic and sociable with strangers in real life...but on chat online the person comes off to others as "closed off" or socially awkward/creepy.
A person that's normally introverted and stand-offish towards strangers, can be very social and bold on sites with chat such as this.
A person that's sexually reserved can become very bold sexually, or someone sexually bold can be very reserved.
Someone who is usually bitchy/a**hole-like, comes off as more compassionate, or someone that is normally compassionate comes off as bitchy/a**hole-like.
I think you get the idea.
As for yourself, when it comes to any type of textual conversation...how accurate is your personality perceiced in a textual conversation, such as in text messaging or on chat on GaG...versus your personality in real life?
Is your personality in chat / texting (in your opinion) better, worse, or the same, as in real life?
Vote and reply as much as you like.
P.S. Guess the pokemon! :-D
- My personality in real life, PERFECTLY translates into chat and messaging30% (3)33% (4)32% (7)Vote
- My personality comes off differently, for the BETTER, in chat and messaging, vs. in real life40% (4)50% (6)45% (10)Vote
- My personality comes off differently, for the WORSE, in chat and messaging, vs. in real life30% (3)17% (2)23% (5)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I think that how your personality comes off online or in text pretty much depends on the way you express yourself. If your word choice and vocabulary and ideas translate well or better on paper (or on screen) it's simply because you have the benefit of extra time, are good at expressing yourself without the benefit of facial expressions or tones. If it doesn't you're just a better communicator than you are a writer. That's why some college students opt for in person interviews instead of admission essays: they prefer verbal communication because they can better express their ideas through speech or vice versa. Also because people also try to abbreviate things so often in text, they lose the real meaning of what they were trying to say, the sentence structure and tone...all of which say a lot about a person. I'm an English buff if you couldn't tell and I just finished a term paper on a similar topic it was titled "How 21st Century Communication Changed the First Impression" and focused on how we perceive people differently because of technology.1