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#1
I've been thinking about this today, the only people that know the real me are my closest friends and my immediate family. They're the only people I (usually) genuinely feel 100% comfortable around. Around people I don't know well I am much more reserved, it's a lot harder for me to act silly, joke around, or have any sort of meaningful conversation with them. I know a few people who seem to be very comfortable around everyone, doesn't matter if they know the people they're around or not.
What about you pit?
#2
Same thing with me. Just feels wierd to act comfortable with other people than close friends and immediate (well, only for me) family.
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#4
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There isn't a definitive you. You can be spiteful to people you hate, that's still you. You can act anxious around strangers, that's still you.

that's actually true.
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#5
Not many people know a huge amount about me, i am quite careful about what i tell people, i am friendly with everyone but i just withhold certain things about myself from certain people. I am sure most people do that.
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#6
I'd say at most only about 50% of the real me is shown to anyone. I know I'm into a lot of weird stuff that most people just would say WTF?
#7
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There isn't a definitive you. You can be spiteful to people you hate, that's still you. You can act anxious around strangers, that's still you.


wooooah man thats deep
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I'd say at most only about 50% of the real me is shown to anyone. I know I'm into a lot of weird stuff that most people just would say WTF?


this is me too.
and i'm not even myself around my family, in fact, thats who i'm least likely too act myself around.
#11
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I've been thinking about this today, the only people that know the real me are my closest friends and my immediate family. They're the only people I (usually) genuinely feel 100% comfortable around. Around people I don't know well I am much more reserved, it's a lot harder for me to act silly, joke around, or have any sort of meaningful conversation with them. I know a few people who seem to be very comfortable around everyone, doesn't matter if they know the people they're around or not.
What about you pit?

OMG you have just described me!

I would say this is an uncanny coincidence if nearly everybody wasn't exactly the same, which they are obviously. But to be fair, people I don't know too well might not take a liking to my rape jokes. Also my sarcasm basically goes out the window when I'm not comfortable enough with someone, and sarcasm basically makes up 95% of my jokes
#13
I guess quite a few do, I'm not too sure though. I'm pretty outspoken so people know my views on a lot of things, but equally, due to being outspoken, they don't realise how sensitive, willing to help etc I am.
#14
Pretty much just one person - people from school know me as a funny person, but in my spare time, I'm doing lighting at the theatre with my serious face on!

The negative point is, hardly anyone realises that they can be serious around me.
#16
No.
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#17
Why should anyone besides those who hang around you a lot know the real you? People aren't simple. They have emotions, dreams, and they learn. Figuring out someone in a few days...jeese, that'd be boring. You don't learn everything about a person easily. It takes a few days. People change, people grow. They laugh, they cry. They live, they love. They smile, they hurt. It's not freaking simple!
There's no way you can guess how some you don't know well will act. It takes years to do that, even with the simplest and most utterly boring person. It's even harder if they're smart or charismatic. And that's only if they're considered sane.
I had (I say had because I no longer want to hang out with him) a friend who I will never figure out, because he was both intelligent and legally insane. Usually, you knew what he'd do (or you thought you did), but then every so often he'd just do something out of left field.

So, I don't see why it should expected that anyone but those you're close to would really know you...
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#18
I don't know the real me, man.

what makes you think a stranger would.
Hell even my best mates wouldn't be able to comprehend half the shit I think about (i don't mean that in a pretentious me so smart they so dumb way)

I change everyday. To say I know the real me, would be to say I know and understand the changes in the future that will shape me.

So no
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#19
I think people when meet me for the first time they think im some freak xD takes a lot for me to open up to people... but saying that i dont think theres a person in the world that i can say "knows me"!

pretty sad actually
#20
Yeah I'm pretty sure everyone does it. It's probably something to do with survival; never give away your motives' or something. Either way; does it make a difference that they don't know the real you unless you plan on making a deeper future with them? That's a bigger question.
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#21
They don't understand everything about me, but I'm sure the facets are clear.
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#22
no one knows me. It's only because I believe everyone needs to know who they think I am, before they get to know me. But they won't get to know the real me, because the fake me is always there.


Sometimes I sometimes can't correlate my thoughts.
#23
I define "the real me" as the person I am around people who I'm completely comfortable with.

Since I've felt that way around anyone, ever, nobody knows the real me.
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#24
Nope, just me. I'm not one to talk about myself.
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#25
I am involved in a lot of events here in the region so most people only know me as the guy who is at every gig/event.

But once people talk to me I am not pretending to be someone else / keep information behind. I am fairly open and always in for a company. So why hide?
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#26
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There isn't a definitive you. You can be spiteful to people you hate, that's still you. You can act anxious around strangers, that's still you.


I think we're talking more about sick secret habits and stuff.

Like how I like to look for really twisted fetish porn and enjoy it too, only my girlfriend knows that.

Well and the 1.5 million people registered to UG I guess.
#27
Most people know the real me, they just don't understand the real me.
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#28
Nobody knows the real anybody ( if that makes sense)
We all have those tiny little thoughts that haven't been uncovered.

And plus, we're all still trying to figure ourselves out everyday.
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#30
Can you see the real me doctor? DOCTOR?

Er.. yeah I think my good friends pretty much know the real me. Or at least a good 5 or 6 of them anyways.
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#32
I honestly and sadly enough think that people on UG probably know more about my personality than my friends. I haven't told anyone I'm bi or dislike religion. I also haven't told many, if any people at all, that I'm a pretty big fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

And I sure as hell haven't told anyone I go on these forums.

Probably because of the fact that nothing I say on here affects me in real life, while everyone stays away from the creepy quiet bisexual kid IRL.

Anyways, I still haven't completely figured myself out, I work on it every day, and what I think of myself usually ends up being reflected in my music.

#33
No, I keep the real me underneath this shell for when the time comes that I need to use it.

I hope that once I may show people, but I might not survive the outcome.
#34
Nobody knows the real me, not since my mum accidentally found my porn collection.
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#37
Uh... only one. My best friend. He's too dumb (dumb... Really just ignorant, close minded and annoying and unwilling to learn ) to understand my views, really But he's a cool guy.


Nobody else takes me seriously.
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#38
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this is me too.
and i'm not even myself around my family, in fact, thats who i'm least likely too act myself around.



That's true for most people between 13 and 18.
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#39
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There isn't a definitive you. You can be spiteful to people you hate, that's still you. You can act anxious around strangers, that's still you.


I agree with this.

A lot of people's self-images differ from the way they act around what they consider to be "regular people" or "most people" or what have you. They think that only so many of their friends perceive them in a way that is wholly or mostly congruent with that self-image. Basic observation, though admittedly general and quite possibly flawed, tells me that this is the case with introverts or even depressed extroverts.

Either way, I find this kind of thought to be horrendous. You are how you act. If you think your self-image is superior to how to you display yourself then you need to change the way you display yourself to match your self-image. That is the ideal, I suppose. The reality will be a half way point. There are some things that you can 'fix' about how you act but some of your self-image will be complete fantasy and ego-driven garbage. You will need to alter your self-image in someways to reflect how you act.

I find that ever since my self-image and the way I behave have matched I've felt way more comfortable in my skin. I've accepted my akwardness and I've accepted the qualities that others will likely perceive as strange. When I started acknowledging those qualities and accepted them as a part of me, people started to like me better. When I was able to admit my faults to myself (for example, my occasion lapse in ability to put myself in others' shoes) and to others, they were able to admit their faults to me. People become immediately comfortable around me when I was able to show them that I liked the way I am.

In other words, be yourself. Be straight with people and they will be straight with you.
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#40
I don't even know the real me, so no.
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