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I don't exist in person.

I am, put bluntly: a Turing test.

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I don't exist in person.

I am, put bluntly: a Turing test.

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I am a pumpkin in real life.
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In person, I am nervous. People also say that I look angry, which may explain why it is so hard for me to make friends. I even once had a therapist accuse me of giving him dirty looks. (Pretty ironic when I actually had a crush on him.)
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In my teens and early twenties I learned/grew to be/appear somewhat normal and sociable in person, which was great for living a pre-planned life with school but is also somewhat frustrating to me now.
How does one explain to 'normal' people that avoidance and anxiety is the reason I never did much in life, that I'm struggling in school, never have (and never had) a girlfriend, etc., if they don't perceive there being anything wrong with me and I'm much too afraid to straight up tell em?
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Aloof, composed, witty, courteous, sometimes Im a little friendly and other times Im not (I think others in the past have perceived this as shyness - false ! ) unless I'm already well aquainted with you. It isn't easy to get me to open up. I keep it "short and to the point" with most people. I walk faster than most people but not intentionally, it's because I'm quite tall. I have a tendency of talking with my hands when speaking on something that I'm passionate /upset about. Rarely do I have episodes where I can't sit still.

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I'm pretty sociable to be honest. I get along well with people, though it times I can try to hard and it can seem a little forced. I tend to be a bit wound up because I don't handle stress well and I'm experiencing one the most stressful period of my life thus far.

Honestly, I put on a pretty good show and people don't know when I'm suffering unless I explicitly tell them. I've opened up about stress, depression, and ADHD, but never my SA to anyone outside of my immediate family and therapist. So yeah that's me in person...I guess.

I could give a physical description too, but that would be weird. o_0
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Quiet, awkward, and I never know what to say. Pretty much the same as I am online.
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Quiet, awkward, and I never know what to say.
^ That's an accurate description of what I'm like in person. But ah also end up being the butt of jokes as a result. And ah feel outta place a lotta the time, too. It doesnae exactly help that ah feel quite self-conscious about ma physical appearance as well - ah feel like people tend to judge me because of it.
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I'm a completely different person online than I am in person.

Whereas I'm weird, talkative and "happy" on the internet, I'm awkward, terse and unhappy out in public. This makes it impossible for me to connect with people when I'm not hiding behind a screen.

In what ways does your online persona compare/contrast with how you are in person?
Same as you. I am too shy to be outside in person, because I have been let down a number of times.
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depends on who I am around in person. if it someone in really comfortable with i will act silly, goofy, crazy, little wild, out spoken. With other more reserved and shy, timid and worrisome. Little similar online except im little more outspoken because of the anonymity.
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I'm usually that extra you will see walking around in the background, doing meaningless things in a movie.
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I'm quite reserved normally, polite, people have told me i'm well spoken and often adorned with a pensive expression.
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I am a pumpkin in real life.
I am an actual tamale in real life, I bet you didn't think tamales had opposable thumbs did you?
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Youre sentient food? And I thought being a fictional character brought to life was odd.
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There are a lot of unhappy people who use the Internet which is why so often, if you make a flippant remark it is seized upon and pilloried. When I have a lot to do and am content with stuff I have little time for the web and this is surely the same for most other folk (go figure). Life is about interaction and the Web is leading people down a big blind-alley. I use the web primarily for information, the younger generation are almost dependent on their mobiles and web status. The other web based problem is how people portray themselves as being far far better than they really are so when it comes to real life, disappointment can set in very quickly. Honestly, I hardly ever offer valid criticism on the Net, its hopeless.
Yeah honestly in real life I can barely form sentences even when I'm not anxious. It's all crisp and perfect online, but in real life not so much. I just use this as an outlet for my thoughts and to see if I can help people or they can help me. Much less at stake over a computer screen therefore easier to share and communicate. In real life I wouldn't have gotten past the third sentence of this post before forgetting what I was trying to say. Like I can say objectively I'm not a very bright person. Mainly because of bad habits like not organizing my life and being systematic in my approach to things. I work on that when I'm not feeling like shit. So basically really boring in real life.
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In person, I am nervous. People also say that I look angry, which may explain why it is so hard for me to make friends. I even once had a therapist accuse me of giving him dirty looks. (Pretty ironic when I actually had a crush on him.)
Lol. What a struggle. Have to laugh otherwise we'd cry.
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