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Posted 12/18/17 , edited 12/19/17
If you really tried. Do you really think you could manage to be more than one person ?

I Mean, it's almost impossible in the real world, but I always thought it would be fun if someone could figure it out if we did. sometimes it's like a little game, but never intended for harm. Almost like creating your own alternate persona.

Maybe we look for clues, or we can just distinguish certain ideas and words, maybe it's just to easy, or maybe you just pay attention to the right details.

It makes you think sometimes, and thinking is what most people don't do Just something I think about from time to time
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Posted 12/18/17 , edited 12/18/17
Not really, I mean i'm not really big into roleplaying and I'd feel bad in many situations that I have betrayed another's trust.
It's one thing to not disclose personal information to people you just met or get into the role of a character in an RPG or whatnot, but intentionally lying (especially for amusement) about myself is something I wouldn't do. I really wouldn't want to spend needless amount of times explaining my actions if I became close friends with those people later on.

Now if you are purely saying whether I could pull off making up some alternative identity and see how long it took for others to figure out discrepancies, sure but I don't think I'd find it enjoyable in the slightest.

People do exactly what you are saying all the time on the internet for various reasons, so it could easily be done.
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Posted 12/18/17 , edited 12/19/17
Not unless my "double life" is a game character of mine, and the "life" is restricted to within the confines of said game.

I haven't the patience and motivation to create a proper persona. I'd need a damned good reason to ever want to something like that.
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Posted 12/18/17 , edited 12/19/17
Sure. Why not? Just need a depressing past and a quirky little type set.
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Posted 12/19/17 , edited 12/19/17
I don't know about 'Lived a double life' But have roleplayed multiple characters simultaneous, I even did it once in tabletop RP. I brought two different hats to our sessions and marked character changes by switching hats.
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Posted 12/19/17 , edited 12/19/17
digital world, if you're good, you can do more than one life, we call them alts. in the real life, it's possible as well. most people lead double lives on any given day. work, daily life, some people separate these lives and don't even discuss. mental illness can trigger a double life as well. as for managing double lives, I have done so in the past, it's actually easier than one might suspect.
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Posted 12/19/17 , edited 12/19/17
I'm a multitude of people in a singular body. We all are.
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Posted 12/21/17 , edited 12/21/17
Of course you can. It's the easiest thing in the world and almost completely harmless.

The only time it'd be a problem is if you wanted to meet someone in the real world who'd only "met" your fake persona. And that wouldn't come as a surprise so you could break it to them that you're not an unemployed actor, you're really a neuro-surgeon, before they meet you.
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Posted 12/21/17 , edited 12/21/17
i did, left her broken and i regret until this day to have make her think its
more than just a game.
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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/23/17
No way, I can barely manage just being one person.
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Posted 12/24/17 , edited 12/24/17
I show a different side of myself in online communities, but I would not call it as different selves. It is easy to maintain the different identities since the different environments allow different opportunities and constraints; different activities could be achieved with different ease in both the real world communities and online commmunities so I naturally express different selves in different communities.
Posted 1/30/18 , edited 1/30/18
Not if it's too boring to leave any lasting impression on strangers.
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Posted 1/31/18 , edited 1/31/18

arano wrote:

i did, left her broken and i regret until this day to have make her think its
more than just a game.


these would make great song lyrics.
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Posted 1/31/18 , edited 1/31/18
The world is digital now and it's scary. Nobody can be themselves and everyone is so insecure and rely on Facebook and Instagram too much.
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Posted 1/31/18 , edited 2/1/18
I've worried from time to time that I may be playing another me on the internet, talking to myself and never really aware of it.

It's just text on a screen. What if I secretly do have a second personality and that's the way we talk to ourselves?
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