Mr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

@p1kef1sh (45640)
May 30, 2008 1:08pm CST
Last night I had a most peculiar dream about a couple of my myLot friends. In my dream one of my friends, a gentle and compassionate soul, morphed into another friend who is equally kind, but more impassioned about things. However, in my dream this person became demanding, confrontational and downright nasty - no I won't say who they are. If you had an alter ego, what would they be like, and what adventures would you have?
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@pumpkinjam (5782)
• United Kingdom
30 May 08
It wasn't me was it? That is how I would imagine my alter ego to be. I do "explode" sometime. Probably my own fault in a way because I take everything in and let it out all at once. That is why I sometimes appear to be picking on my other half when he has done nothing wrong because my angry tank gets full and it comes right out. Isn't that kind of how some personality disorders work? The person is not being two people but merely two extremes separately.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
30 May 08
Not you Pumpkin. I think that you are describing schizophrenia. I don't think that you are that either. Very patient perhaps. Too patient at times maybe. I'm a bottler up too. I know what it's like to explode.
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• United Kingdom
30 May 08
Excuse me for correcting you, sir, but I feel I must. Two separate extremes of personality, being apparent independently of one another, is not schizophrenia. It is more likely to be a multiple personality disorder. Schizophrenics may appear to talk to themselves and hear voices but they are talking to someone they believe is a different person. They are not the other person. Someone with MPD will not talk to themselves because they are separate people at a separate time. One personality may or may not know of the others existence. Also, schizophrenics do show extreme behaviours but not usually to such an extent that they appear to become a new and separate person as does someone with multiple personality disorder. If you are wondering how I know this, I think I may have mentioned it in other discussions. My best friend is not schizophrenic but has dual personality disorder. He is a wonderful, bubbly, funny but shy person but his "Hyde" is cold and antisocial. His looks change too. Some deliberate such as hair colouring but his eyes naturally become dark and empty and his entire persona changes to one of a much straighter (I don't mean in the heterosexual sense, I mean the other thing that I mean. You know what I mean) and more aggressive man.
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@dorypanda (1584)
30 May 08
I've noticed he does that too, I think he's scary when he's not really him. The voices in my head mainly tell me to eat chocolate, so that's ok. :)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
30 May 08
Sparks is my alter ego - and sorry about the dream thing, I was having a bad night! ROFL In real life I am still occasionaly funny, but I am more civic minded and active. I plan, I execute, I keep very good records and every day I wonder my supposed retirement is busier than my 'working' years! LOL Bizarre things happen to me everday in small ways and that's what sparks my insanity here. So enjoy my on site alter ego, because in real life I'm really quite ordinary! LOL
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
30 May 08
I shan't be drawn on who it was Sparky. I shall await your developments with a keen interest.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
30 May 08
My alter ego is definitely quirky and bold. She would not fit any of the social norms I stay so firmly within. She would have one of those names like Rainbow or Meadow or Starshine or any of the others that make people think they must have misunderstood. She would be artsy and eccentric, creative and wise. My alter ego would be out there changing the world and blazing new trails. Could you go take a nap now? It'd be nice to have my alter ego in someone else's head besides my own even if just for a little while.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
30 May 08
Will do Foxy. I can see you changing the World. Now, there you are on the White House Lawn. My I've never seen anyone have their butt kicked quite like that before.........
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@ruby222 (4848)
31 May 08
You may well laugh when you hear this..but my alter ego would be totally eccentric to the point that she couldnt give a damn!!....im slightly batty now I hear you sayt....and yes I agree with you lol.....but I would just love sometimes to throw caution to the four winds!!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
31 May 08
Well go for it. In a measured way of course. We are English! But a little "loose" living is good for us I think. Grab Mr Ruby and go somewhere, or do something that you've never done before. Sounds silly - but grabbing a bag of chips and eating them somewhere incongruous might be amusing. We go to the coast - but that's a bit of a way for you. Although, why not?
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@GreenMoo (11842)
1 Jun 08
Do you know the poem about when I am old I shall wear purple and bang my stick on the railings? I can't remember it, or who it's by, so you probably think I'm completely bananas. But that's what I'm aspiring to
@ruby222 (4848)
1 Jun 08
Right we have a development in this area....but first let me explain to you that Mr Ruby is not given to going out..but tomorrow he is going to the garden centre,followed by a visit to Cromford mill to an art exhibition...with a couple of friends....as you will imagine he is beside himself with excitement...he just cant wait,tonight he may not be able to sleep....but lol at the end of the day..he will live ...
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@dorypanda (1584)
30 May 08
Hmmm, I think you've just described me actually. No, don't go getting all upset, I am usually a well adjusted (hahahaha) human fishy and am usually polite, friendly and generally easy-going and laid back. However, if anyone were to upset any member of my family, (or even certain friends on or offline for that matter) I tend to change into a bit of a monster, I kind of get all 'grrrr', my family and friends know that whenever they need someone to fight tooth and nail for them that they can rely on me. (when I'm awake that is). ;) My life's been one long story, just the same as everyone elses really, we all live in a story, if you think about it, I bet you could write a book about your life, just like most people can, fair enough mine would be rather boring in most places but still, it's a story that can send people to sleep. :)
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
30 May 08
Why would I get upset Dory? I know what you are like and have yet to see "Dangerous Dory" the fish that makes killer sharks quake. I think that it would make a much more interesting book if you wrote the story of my life. You don't know too much of course, and that would make it all the more interesting. I shall look forward to Chapter 1.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
1 Jun 08
I think that if I had an alter ego, it would be like me, only more passionate about things. I don't get up and shout very often, but sometimes I wish I did. So perhaps my alter ego could do it on my behalf.
@GreenMoo (11842)
1 Jun 08
Yes, yes, yes, thankyou I don't think it's a bad aspiration, do you?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
1 Jun 08
A very good aspirartion. Try and see the film "Harold & Maude". Maude is very like the woman in the poem. It's very dark humour and gory in parts but wonderful. I'm well on my way I think. Not sure about the purple though. I did that when I was 16. Not a good image. LOL.
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@ruby222 (4848)
1 Jun 08
I have read that poem,in fact I have the book containing that poem..my daughter bought it for me when I was forty.Then dont forget the red hat brigade...those women who embrace their mature years and revel in them..and wear the `red hat` to celebrate the fact.
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• United States
2 Jun 08
Too funny. I was just recently accused of being schitzo because I flipped out on my step brother for being a moron. Considering I am overly passionate about things I would have to think that my alter ego would have to be mildly mannered, polite, and anything but cynical. I'm picturing all smiles, sunshine, and roses. Oh that would never do. Thankfully I must be stronger than said alter ego because that witch hasn't reared her smiling head since I was 6. lol
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
31 May 08
My alter-ego is definitely different from the jolly old me, I can be mean and sarcastic whenever I get p*ssed. One of my specialties is attacking people's mind, I like to play mind-games with them and hit where it most hurts. But as long as we're all going on the same direction, I could be good and caring to the most.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
31 May 08
We had better watch for the mean Raijin then. LOL.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
30 May 08
I would be brave and heroic! I would go out at night and look for trouble that I could fight and rescue others. I would stop people who are out to hurt others no matter what kind of trouble they are looking for. I would be a superhero...I guess.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
30 May 08
A caped crusader. Wonderful Cortjo.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 May 08
My alter ego is me but a bit less restrained and and a bit more doing what I want rather than what I have to (or think I have to).
@p1kef1sh (45640)
30 May 08
I think that there is a bit of that in us all Dawn.