work personality vs home personality

United States
February 7, 2008 8:58am CST
I have often thought that we have two different personalities, if you will. We have the way we carry ourselves at home in our private life. We have a different personality in out professional life. How many of the mylotters out there agree with this? Do you act differently at home than you do at work. If so, in what ways?
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
7 Feb 08
i think that way too. it's like they say, we have 2 faces. well i don't work but when i'm out in front of people, i definitely act different in front of them. much more quieter you can say. when i'm at home, i tend to talk a lot to my husband like all those unnecessary stuff like what i did during the day and all. but it's not just that. basically i tend to be and feel different when i'm out and when i'm at home. it's natural i guess or for some, a defensive mechanism thus the reason that they're really quiet outside but 'noisy' inside.
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
I don't work outside my home so the answer to your wuestion is no, I don't have two personalities. But I sure do notice that my husband does. When I observe him talking to the people he works with he sure does talk a lot nicer to them than he does to me. He talks to them with respect and me, he just talks to me with no respect at all. Not always, though, sometimes he's really good to me, but most of the time he talks down to me, like I'm some dumb bimbo. The guys at his work have deep respect for him but I sure don't. I am planning on leaving him just as soon as I can, which should be in the next couple months.
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• United States
11 Feb 08
How sad, you deserve to be happy. Hope all works out for you. Are you sure there is no way to save your marriage?
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
Well I finally left him recently and now we are seeing a marriage councilor. I hope this helps us but I don't know because he doesn't have a very open mind and he may just be going with me just to appease me. He doesn't like the things our councillor says to us and he disagrees with most of it but he is still going with me so I guess as long as he goes I have some hope.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
9 Feb 08
It truly depends on my comfort level I think. I don't let my sense of humor show all that often at work because it's a little odd or you could say quirky, truthfully. I will say something straight faced and really mean it one way and have it taken another. Oh well... So I probably appear very conservative and have been told so. I can say whatever at home and what is really fun is one of my kids also has my sense of humor. I also have a wacky side that comes out when I'm with little kids no matter where I am. Love to get silly and who better with than the little guys....Whit
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• United States
7 Feb 08
Well for sure I act different at work than at home. I'm an in home care-giver, so while I'm at work, I have to watch how I'm talking, cause I tend to cuss alot at home. I slip up once in a while, but so far they haven't seemed to mind so much. :o)