Monday, March 7, 2011
e personality/alter Ego?
Are you a mere shadow of your R.S. (Real self)?
Do you adopt an A.P. (Alternative persona) while on line?
The phenomenon of the E-personality was neatly outlined in a thoroughly interesting John Harlow article in yesterday's Sunday Timeshttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/
Using research conducted by psychiatrist, Elias Aboujaoudehttp://eliasaboujaoude.com/#fa4/custom_plain, Harlow writes that the e-personality is driven by "delusions of grandeur, is an entrepreneur never a drone. On dating sites, nobody is less than hot..... with almost clinical levels of narcissism." Dr Aboujaoude is treating hundreds of people suffering from compulsive disorders as a result of online activity.
It is HUGELY tempting to use the persuasively sweet convenience of the internet to project a finely honed, nasty-bits-edited-out, persona, onto the unsuspecting blogosphere.
A happy-clappy person writes this blog.
While in R.L.(Real life) she crashes and burns, a cranky mum, a whiney wife and a bossy, control freak pal.
There, it's out now. Feeling better already.
Similar confessions, greatly welcome!