This is a general question, and the other person need not be a romantic interest. Suppose you have to meet up with someone of the opposite gender (who may be a business acquaintance, a friend, a cousin/relative etc.), do your present yourself differently (with respect to your dressing, body language, way of talking etc.) than if the other person was of the same gender as you?
I personally do this a lot. I take a bit of lenience when I have to meet up with male friends or acquaintances, and I feel completely at ease with myself. But if its a female, I'm a bit too self conscious so I present myself somewhat differently (like I try to avoid even remotely objectionable words, am clean shaven, use a good cologne etc.). I mean... I'm somehow not as comfortable with meeting up females, as with males. I personally feel that I can be 'myself' only in the company of men.
I open up a little more around other women. Around guys though I feel self-conscious and panic. It's not like I shut down completely around them, it's just, I don't really talk about myself that much... i nudge the conversation towards them or some other topic.
But, being that my social life is generally nil, if I'm alone for too long, I panic about what to say when i DO open up... so in THAT case i'm fairly quiet around women, and half-quiet around men (as mentioned above)
I'm a shy person. And I feel nervous or uncomfortable around girls my age even if I have absolutely nothing for them. With girls I have trouble coming up with topics and even continuing conversations. I feel afraid of saying something stupid or embarrassing. I try to talk as little as possible but still enough to get the job done. Maybe that's the big reason why I haven't had absolutely any success with girls in my 24 years of life. But I can easily talk to guys. No fear about saying something stupid or embarrassing. I can easily let it go. Guys won't go over to other guys and laugh or talk about me. And I won't do the same if some guy felt embarrassed about himself.
It's just common sense. In other languages they have different greetings and grammatical structures for men and woman. If I am with a woman I am very supportive, social, empathetic, happy, liberal, joyful, gentle and I disclose a lot of information about my personal life. Around guys I'm confident, independent, distant, impartial, dispassionate, outgoing, formal. With woman I show my inner self and with men I show my outer self - the "shell" of who I am on the outside.
Yes depending on the group. I was at a soup kitchen. I make sure that I am respectful. But my body language needs to be very careful around homeless people. I was trying to serve their food and someone tapped my butt. So now I am very careful in that surrounding.
Going back in time I used to work in a factory people did not have clean mouths, I do not swear like I used too. It is who you are around I tried always to be me. Most importantly at church... but really anywhere because sometimes it's hard the words do slip.
Depends on the person - but I think sometimes most definitely. Not my personality but something changes in my mind-sort to speak-... and I feel differently. I doubt it shows, but I can certainly feel it.
Yes, unfortunately. When I'm with girls, I'm way more open and funny than I am with guys. Due to bad experiences in the past I am very careful around most of them, trying not to reveal much about myself. I don't even do it consciously, it's just become a habit.
i found it weird at school i always hated the female teachers and i'd feel more confident talking to the male teachers (possibly because most of our male teachers were hot) but because the female teachers were actually the toughest and really bitchy. But outside of school i was shy no matter what but i'd blush more if i was talking to a guy