Online vs Offline PersonalityTuesday, November 09, 2010
I receive several questions via email and formspring, so I wanted to answer some of them here, since many people tend to have the same questions. If you have a question, send it to hello[at]thinksplendid.com and I'll try to answer it here on Think Splendid.
Q: Do you think that your online persona is different from your real life personality?
I think my online persona is an accurate representation of who I am once you get to know me. I am actually quite shy when I first meet people and, ironically given that I work in the wedding and event industries, I find large events intimidating. Because of this, I am usually quiet and prefer to observe what's happening around me. The downside is that sometimes this comes across as rude or arrogant.
This is something I am acutely aware of, so I've been working on getting better at actively introducing myself or trying to initiate conversation first. I genuinely love people and love hearing their stories, but getting past the small talk and to those conversations is something that requires a focused effort on my part, and I don't always do the best job at it, unfortunately.
How about you? Are you more shy offline than online?