avatars and personality


peapod
#1
This is from another fourm I visit

Another post on the study of personality. You might have noticed in yourself a tendency to estimate a user's personality based on his/her avatar. A user with a serious avatar is calculated to be a serious, objective person, while someone with a colorful avatar is expected to be just the opposite.
However, have you noticed in yourself a tendency to behave according to your avatar? Do you feel that you, based on your avatar, naturally create an expectation on your own behavior, the same way you do for others?
Do you ever, intentionally or unintentionally, pick a certain avatar precisely because you desire to behave in a certain way?
Do you feel that this applies offline as well with faces instead of avatars?
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#2
Hi! PeaPod

I'd like to explain my avatar, but I'm too paranoid.

Sorry.

Calm
 
peapod
#3
mine are also self explanatory :P
 
LadyC
#4
I chose my avatar because of my name, which was made up by JM Barrie for the girl character in Peter Pan. There wasn't a "Wendy" avatar, so I went with Tink.

It's also pretty, and I like pretty things.


I've also used a "Wendy the Good Little Witch" avatar, a Norwegian Flag and an eagle (I hail from The Winter Home of the Bald Eagle")

I tend to choose an avatar to reflect who I am, rather than something to aspire to.

Not that I resemble Tinkerbell in the least - she's rather vain.
 
JDream
#5
Well peapod you know my story bout my avatar, Too long to tell.
 
Reverend Blair
#6
My avatar is Uncle Duke from Doonesbury. He's based on Hunter S Thompson, something Thompson despises. In a lot of ways Duke is more like Thompson (or at least his public persona) than Thompson is though.
 
Cosmo
#7
My latest avatars are just another way for me to enjoy my collection of shoes ... all the pics are of shoes I own. I figure I don't get out much and not many of the styles go well with fuzzy orange sweat pants and a ball cap, so what better way to enjoy my obsession than to post pics of them here?! Of course I try to post the more interesting shoes ... I skip the regular running shoes and the plain jane every day slip ons, but I have enough pretty pairs to keep myself entertained here for a while.

My dream is to own a pair of fuzzy claw slippers that make monster noises like the ones Rev has (had?). Ain't no commandment that says "Thou shalt not covet thy forum neighbour's shoes"! :P

I enjoy the avatars. I do believe it gives me a sense of the person behind them, whether we mean it to or not.
 
sj007
#8
i act acording to how ppl react to my name and or avatar
 
Reverend Blair
#9
I still have one of those slippers. Unfortunately it isn't the one that makes noise.
 
sj007
#10
realy
 
missile
#11
At the moment,my avatar is the Paladin from Diablo 2,as I usually play as that or a battlemage.
 
HeatSink
#12
I was screwing around with GIMP (Linuc graphics program) and pictures of myself. I thought this one looked cool.

So I use it.

Does that make me bad?
 
Andem
#13
I think it looks cool, HeatSink. Mine is of one of my favourite artists so it's just something I like. Free advertisement for Falco

Usually it's my Sandmännchen, who you will see again as my avatar in the next few weeks. He isn't someone I look upto, I just like him because he's cute and mysterious!
 
LadyC
#14
HeatSink...
Your avatar reminds me of those drawing boards we used to have. It consisted of a multi-coloured board covered in a black tar-like substance. Anyone else remember those?

(Let's see who else is the same age as I am....)
 
HeatSink
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem

I think it looks cool, HeatSink. Mine is of one of my favourite artists so it's just something I like. Free advertisement for Falco

Usually it's my Sandmännchen, who you will see again as my avatar in the next few weeks. He isn't someone I look upto, I just like him because he's cute and mysterious!

Sweet...thanks!
 
HeatSink
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by LadyC

HeatSink...
Your avatar reminds me of those drawing boards we used to have. It consisted of a multi-coloured board covered in a black tar-like substance. Anyone else remember those?

(Let's see who else is the same age as I am....)

Umm...no, I don't remember......

Shall I Google it?
 
LadyC
#17
I wouldn't even know what to search for in Google...
But trust me... it looks just like your avatar.
 
HeatSink
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by LadyC

I wouldn't even know what to search for in Google...
But trust me... it looks just like your avatar.

OK, I'll take your word for it. I can't remember the name of the filter I applied to the pic, but it does have a name something like 'black and coloured lines' or something. Maybe it's a homage to what you're talking about
 
Reverend Blair
#19
I think I know what Lady C is talking about, but I can't remember what it's called either.

Of course we'd moved up to Etch a Sketch by the time I had toys. Then again, by the time my toys had gone through my two older brothers they didn't work anyway...my Etch a Sketch could only draw horizontal lines.
 
missile
#20
LadyC: did you mean the "slate"? I only go back to the inkwells in the desks myself.
 

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