I thought this video was pretty interesting. It’s about the psychology behind people who sit behind a keyboard and tell you, “you suck.” While I certainly don’t consider myself a sadist I do sometimes get a thrill of pissing people off online when they pick a fight with me It’s kind of funny how being anonymous can change you. You can pretend to be whoever you want. When I’m online I pretend to be tough, and don’t take shit from anyone. In reality, I’m weak, overly sensitive and emotional. I’ve always hated that about myself. If someone said half the things someone said to me on this board to my face, I’d probably just have an anxiety attack. Online? I couldn’t care less. I just grab some popcorn with a grin on my face and be like “Oh you wanna go? Bring it!” I guess that’s a bit what the Sphere’s about. Being able to just hide behind an avatar while no one knows who you really are.
At the risk of being completely off-topic in the off-topic sub-forum…
I think you should use the internet to learn how to be more confident.
It pains me to see people have any trouble with interaction, hostile or not.
I know what it feels like, because I was exactly that way, in my younger years. But there was a point where I made a choice not to be the person I was growing up to be. I used to cry a lot, be horribly indecisive, and be very timid. Now I’m kind of a dick, but I think I’ve reigned that in well enough.
So yeah, the anonymity of an internet connection is a power like no other. Mostly, it just shits stuff up, though. Even in business, I’ve had people say things in emails, that they would never say to my face. I try to type the way I’d speak. I don’t want to sound tougher or nicer than I actually am. If I ever cme off as a troll, then someone should arrange to meet me to see if I’m really that much of a jackass. (Hint: probably)
I see myself as being more “realistic” than “unconfident” but that’s just the one major thing that I don’t like about myself. I’ve always been super sensitive from the time I was born. I wish I had tougher skin, but that’s just not who I am. I’m totally fine socializing, just not in a hostile environment. ( I thought I had social problems until I went to a brony meet up XD) I’m not a fighter The anxiety attacks are from PTSD. Shit happens shrugs
Cheezeburger? Lol, I remember when I was on that site every day. In the last several years, reddit has really grown on me, it has way more content and a way more lively community… the comment section is better than the posts half the time. You might want to give it a try, it could be an even better fit than Cheezeburger for you.
I have seen things on reditt that cannot be unseen DX haha Comment sections make me fear for humanity. I like to drown my worries in cat pictures and meme’s. Business cat! …Last post… I’m totally fine at socializing and completely normal. This post…cat pictures SQUEE!!