I Am Different Online Than In Person

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    Definitely Different.

    Online I am far more open, friendly, and talkative. When I type things out I like to sound more happy and positive as well. Online I can be myself but at the same time non of the social anxiety, shy-ness, etc. is there. In reality I am not nearly as "happy". I am not a...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2011

    "me" Trapped Behind A Screen

    In person, I'm shy, awkward, and rude. I say things without thinking, and at the same overthinking everything. I worry so much about what people think, that I just try to act the way I think they want me to. All this has gotten me is no friends. When I was younger, no one...
    ScottyBrit ScottyBrit
    1 Response Oct 13, 2012

    In my real life am more like any other gal just

    a normal gal ...but deep inside i have a different face and am much more free online .Here without any identity to be recognized i am free from judgments , i can speak wot i like whom i like and the topics could be anything from science to sex ..... I can be whatever i like
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

    Online I'm more bold

    and more me than I am offline. Irl, I'm antisocial and quiet. And boring lol just me or are there others like me too??
    hallow1331 hallow1331
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

    Less cold sounding, more foolish,

    goofy and Idiotic IRL. lol
    wolfIncheapclothing wolfIncheapclothing
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    I'm Myself

    I'm more my true self when I'm online than I am in real life. The Dieticedtea you see online is the real me, not the one you'd see if you actually met me in person. Online, I don't have to hide my feelings or what I'm thinking. I can tell strangers my deep dark secrets that I'd...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Sep 5, 2009

    They Can't Handle Me....

    What I absolutely love about EP is that I can be completely honest with myself on here, as well as the people I talk to on here. There's no reason to hide anything, I'm here for a purpose and that is to help people out with advice to the best of my ability if and when I...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jun 11, 2010

    I Am Different Online

    I Do not lie on here, as I have no reason to, but I am different in person than I seem online.  I tend to come off online more serious and negative at times.  That is because I write differently than I speak (I do not speak as formal as I write) and I like to use...
    haydenrules haydenrules
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 5, 2009


    online i'm free to be myself... actually i talk a lot more than i ever do in real life.... people think i'm either naive..... or snooty in real life..... i think i've been able to share a lot of stuff with my friends online stuff i'd never been able to tell people around me
    crimsongoddess crimsongoddess
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 1, 2008

    I'm not making myself seem better online at all.

    I'm actually being myself though. I'm a COMPLETELY Different person in person, I'm antisocial, mean, and definitely not as funny. But online I'm actually being myself.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    Much More Open...

    I'm a pretty open guy if you know me in real life. I don't mind sharing sticky details of my private life with anyone, so long as the anecdote is funny. But if it's not something that lends itself to humour, I often find it hard to express. My wife had post natal depression for...
    yorkshireman1 yorkshireman1
    31-35, M
    Jul 30, 2010

    2 Different People

    In Person: Shyest/Quietest person you will ever meet, never swears, won't talk to you unless you talk to me first, very anti-social.Online: Outgoing, confident, humorous, speaks their mind, outrageous.I wish I could be more like my internet-self, and some people say that I'll...
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

    Kind Of. Maybe. a Little.

    I think everyone is at least a little different online than they are in real life.  Me personally, I'm much more sensible and mature and composed when I write.  When I'm speaking with someone in real life, not only am I much more shy, but I'm also much less able to form...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 13, 2008

    I Like It This Way {Only On EP}

    I prefer to be different online {only on EP} than I am in person, because I can share my true thoughts and feelings online without being embarrassed by people I know.
    SunFlowerSunrise SunFlowerSunrise
    18-21, F
    May 15, 2013

    Completely Different Person....

    On EP, which is really the only place I hang out on the internet. I feel like I don't have to stay all huddled up disguised as a nice person, I can unmuzzle my inner b*tch and let her do the talking for a while and completely allow her to plow down any sort of filters I might...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    Mar 31, 2011

    It's Who I Am.

    If I had to describe myself offline, It would probably be a very shy, and privite person. I wouldn't call myself antisocial but I do keep quiet most of the day. I'll lay around the house, listen to music, maybe read a book, text a friend, or just wrap myself completely in a...
    LookWithinMe LookWithinMe
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2012

    Yup I Am!

    I'm shy in real life and so I say a lot less than I do online. On the internet I'm much more talkative... I'm more myself really. I can say things online that I would never even say out loud to people. I just find it so much easier to talk to people and make new friends.
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 28, 2009

    I'm Better Online

    I've always been better online than in real life. Online I am completely honest about everything, and everyone still accepts me as their friends, and those who don't I can easily block and forget about. In real life i'm pretty shy, and among the few friends I have, I just don't...
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2010

    In person I'm always terrified to say anything

    to anyone because I'm worried I'll say something bad if I don't have a lot of time to think about the exact wording or whatever. I've gotten to the point where I'm afraid to leave the house because I know that complete silence is unacceptable but I can't force myself to talk. In...
    KandiKS KandiKS
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    Theres A Huge Difference.

    Online, i don't feel as self conscious so i tend to talk quite a bit more. I talk more about myself and share more things. I also cuss more online because if i cuss in person to anyone i feel so bad after. I've actually never cussed in front of my family, at all, not even on...
    blackveilbride51 blackveilbride51
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2012


    I share more about myself online than in person. I find it difficult to share some things in person, even to my closest friends. It's just a lot easier to type some things out and have my friends read that. Although, I do have accounts and stories that I haven't told anyone...
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    Oct 4, 2013

    More Confident

    I have a lot more confidence. It's easier for me to tell someone off when I'm online then when I'm off. If I ever met the same person face-to-face, I would probably cower and hide. I'm a very shy, and reserved, person to begin with. Being online means I get to be safe from all...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180
    18-21, F
    Dec 5, 2011

    It's Who I Want To Be

    I can see I'm not alone in saying that I'm a different person online than I am in person. I'm not saying that online persona isn't me. It's more like it's the part of me that doesn't get expressed in real life...sorta like a recessive gene ;) I used to play MMO games and people...
    Frenel Frenel
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Nov 17, 2012

    Slightly Freer Here (on Ep) Than In Life

    I tend to be willing to admit things a little more openly here on EP than elsewhere online, though my snarky side does come out more often online, overall, than it does IRL. However, there are certain things I don't admit to except here on EP, with the exception of a person or...
    Eadric Eadric
    46-50, M
    Dec 29, 2012

    Not Forever, I Hope

    In person, I am not nearly as open and social. I am much more reserved. almost scary, eh?
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    Online I'm just a critical *****.

    Oh I also think I'm smarter than you. So please just excuse me.
    naturalnobody naturalnobody
    22-25, F
    Nov 29, 2014
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop
    16-17, M
    Jan 11, 2015

    In Person Is Slightly Better For Me

    For me it's easier to find and meet people to connect with on line, but it's actually easier to connect with them, grow fond of them and become closer in person.   There's this strange in person energy that I can't describe but I love it and I get a better feel for the...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows
    1 Response Jun 29, 2009

    this explains me so well.

    i can never be myself in person. but online i can. but the thing is that i'm not the same with every person i talk to online. like it depends how you act and make me feel. i am myself but just somehow diffrent.
    SilverUniicorn SilverUniicorn
    70+, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2016

    My lovelymaskedbeauty online persona is a lot

    more outgoing and open that I could ever be irl. when i''m lovelymaskedbeauty online i just feel more confident.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948
    16-17, M
    Jan 10, 2015

    I am a full out lesbian online (anonymous

    identity), yet people know me as straight in person. My friends know that I have many guy crushes and I am easily attracted with guys. Sometimes thou, I can't help it when I stare at a girl or act and walk like a tomboy in person. I hope nobody would notice my gayish side in...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 21, 2014

    It's Just Easier To Talk Online

    Online I abuse the backspace button. Offline you just kind of blurt out things and can't take them back.
    Vinathi Vinathi
    1 Response Jan 29, 2012

    I'm more open and friendlier in real life.

    . I guess not knowing who is on the other end of the net makes my interaction more general.
    WisePearls WisePearls
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    I don't know if it's

    that I still haven't come to grips with the screen based lifestyle yet or what but I feel I am so much better in person and I enjoy face to face conversation. No guessing or wondering, the convo either flows or fizzles and you can read body language.
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2016

    I Am, a Little.

    Online I pretty much say what I want with no worry as to what people will think. The anonymity of hiding behind a screen makes it way easier for me to share myself. I like talking to other people and making connections with them. In person I'm quite painfully shy and awkward in...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 11, 2009

    I've Been Told That I'm Too Nice

    I'm usually an extremely upbeat, optimistic positive person.  I guess that this is a good thing - but sometimes I feel it can be a curse.  I avoid negative thoughts and bad feelings.  I also am very polite and wholesome in the "real world" however, this site is...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 4, 2010

    Online Personalities

    If you'd take a look at my experiences you'll see I'm 'suffering' from Dissociative Identity Disorder, or in other words, I've got multiple personalities. I don't necessarily see that as a major issue, but the fact that currently there is a problem in the coordination and...
    Perturbee Perturbee
    46-50, F
    Sep 6, 2009

    Generally quiet. I'm really not the kind to

    open up outside in the world like I do here. (Or on some other site.) There's different factors to take in consideration when speaking to someone. Tone, body movement, intensity of the eyes, the kind of people you're around, and energies. Maybe even more. It just seems easier to...
    lupinexus lupinexus
    18-21, M
    Dec 20, 2013

    A Strange Sort of Disconnect

    online i am free;  i can allow my creative juices to flow and say and do whatever i please (within reason, of course).  here i dont fear judgement or ridicule or that someone will think something i've said is stupid.  if someone reads what i've posted, then they...
    trixi trixi
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    [example: Skydiving Is Insanely Fun]

    well apart from saying, " At least i'm more honest with myself on here", i'd just like to respond with, "Ditto to most of what you've all said" ... is that not enough ?
    kyle4play kyle4play
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2010
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