Disassociation. It's a way of removing the burden of responsibility of the action, emotion, etc.... It can also be to project how they would like to see themselves.
They are dettached from themselves, from their own feelings and usually perceive the situation as if they had nothing to do with it, or do not want to have nothing to do with it.
axeman has no idea.
Because LuckyPickle feels like it sometimes. <br />
Wow..that felt weird..I promise to never talk like that again.
Touchmenot thinks it's just because that is how some people are.
Because it makes them feel secure. When speaking first person, you are speaking as yourself, therefore revealing how YOU feel. That means you are responsible for what you say and can be held accountable. When speaking of someone else, it distances you, as though you are making an observation. Therefore what you say is not about YOU, it's about THEM. So, it is a way of not owning up or taking responsibility for what you think. That way, you're not so vulnerable to attack. Therefore you feel more secure or safe.
As they have not met themselves yet. They are strangers to who they truly are.
The editorial "we" is used by newspaper editorial writers. The royal "we" is used by the Royal Family. The rest of us use it for effect, e.g., "We love your questions, today especially!"
we cannot say. We would feel as if we had revealed a secret which we are sworn to protect. Oh go on then. There is no I on our keyboard! Doh! well it sticks a lot!<br />