do people change?

@camomom (7536)
United States
September 16, 2008 1:17pm CST
do you ever notice people's personalities change depending on who they are with at the time? i do. i usually point it out to people when they do it and they think i'm nuts. My fiance invited his brother over a few nights ago and as soon as his brother showed up he completely changed into a different person. He didn't change into a bad person but he got louder and more annoying (we were drinking so he was already annoying) then he was before he got here. do you do this?
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8 responses
@psalmist (109)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
people change often , everytime... its the most common thing change... attitude, perceptions, likes, and many other things that relate a person change..... everything in a person change. it for sure...
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
19 Sep 08
thanks for responding
@Lee_Rites (845)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I think people change around different people but that it is usually unintentional. I know I do it at times. There are things I won't say or do around my children but don't mind saying or doing when in the company of only adults. Also, when around older people, I tend to be more respectful. I have also seen other people do the same thing.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
17 Sep 08
i guess you're right....i tend to do the same around children & people older then I am.
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16 Sep 08
No but I see it all the time. My husband and I laugh about it all the time. Especially with friends of ours. It's funny to watch and other times just plain annoying. Some people like to perform when they have an audience lol.......just be who you are all the time!
@camomom (7536)
• United States
16 Sep 08
if i do it i don't realize it and no one has ever said that i do it. i agree, be who you are.
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@scorpio19 (1363)
3 Oct 08
Thank you camomom for best response, it's really appreciated..
@camomom (7536)
• United States
3 Oct 08
you're welcome
@piniongrl (142)
• United States
3 Oct 08
My sister is very bad for this to the point that I can tell who she's on the phone with by the tone/fakeness of her voice. So God I hope I'm not like that. I do know that I get in trouble at work for some of the things I say to the boss. I guess I don't have the filter that most bosses are looking for but I tame it for the customers.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
3 Oct 08
My old boss was like that...if she was on the phone with someone you could tell if it was a customer or another employee by the tone of her voice. i always got in trouble at work for my mouth too but as you said I had a filter for the customers also.
18 Sep 08
some people do change in the very special occasion... we shouldn't mark someone as the bad guy or as the good guy because life is always like wheel, always rotating, sometimes up and sometimes down... just give someone second change to change himself/herself... everybody deserves a thing called second change...
@camomom (7536)
• United States
19 Sep 08
thank you for your opinion
@scorpio19 (1363)
17 Sep 08
People do it so they can fit in and be liked but I do think it's unintentional they are not fully aware that they have changed to fit who they are with, it's suppose to be a form of flattery, well so I've heard.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I wonder how being more annoying can be more flattering....LOL.
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@sabbatha (287)
• United States
3 Oct 08
We are complex individuals with many different sides. It's not so much changing into another person as letting out one of those many different sides to come out and play. Example: I'm not much of a party animal but every now and then I want to go to a club and let loose. I'm not going to act like that all the time, and I'm not going to act like that around my friends that are completely homebodies. But I am going to call up another girlfriend that does like to act like that(maybe even more than me), so we can go out and act just like that. It's just one of the many parts that makes up my personality. One I use to indulge in more when I was younger, and one I see less use of as I get older. But every now and then it likes to come out and play. So I believe that we all do this to an extant. Especially if you don't have one friend that allows you to be all of what you are. And I believe that is pretty much impossible. Even my husband doesn't like to go out dancing at all, and while he has no problem with me going, if he goes he's like a black cloud of negativity that will suck the life out of a party. No fun at all.