Forming impressions about the people

India
December 7, 2009 8:38am CST
Hello friends Do you form impressions on people by their usernames and their posts about their lives?
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@dpk262006 (55817)
• Delhi, India
7 Dec 09
Hi vathsala! Long time ago I started a discussion 'how did you select your username?' Many responded giving different reasons. The responses told me that some were using their son's name or their family name or fruit's or flower's name of their choice. I would say that I do not frame opinion on the basis of one's user name because user name give you a brief idea about a person's nature or personality. I frame my opinion about a mylotter after reading his/her posts/comments and the way s/he describes herself/himself in the posts tell a lot about his/her real life happenings. If you continuously read some of your friends' discussions, the manner in which they respond and post comments, you will get to know a lot about them and their families. I have few friends here with whom I interact regularly through my discussions or their discussions and I have come to know a lot about them. I believe in building good relations with friends.
• India
8 Dec 09
Hi deepak You are very true and i definitely agree with you. Like you, I also interact with people regularly and though I have not seen any of them, I have developed a strong impression about each and every one. By God's grace all my friends are very lovable ones. They are excellent in nature and I am very lucky to have all of them as my mylot friends. Your belief in building good relations with your friends will never go wasted.
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@dpk262006 (55817)
• Delhi, India
8 Dec 09
Hi Vathsala! It does not matter much whether you have met your friends in person or not, yet you can form impressions about them. Their writing in their posts tells a lot about them and I hope you would have got their (your friends) correct impression in your mind. My belief is - it is difficult to pretend, we share our thoughts what we actually are in our feal life, therefore, the fellow sitting on the other side good the realistic impression.. BTW, what is your impression about me so far. deepak
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• India
9 Dec 09
That is case sensitive. My good friendji
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@yugasini (12814)
• Anantapur, India
7 Dec 09
hi vathsala, surely it will effect on their posts,when you are going to school,if you have not dressed properly,not combed the hair,not tied the shoe laces,does not carry books,pencil etc,what teacher will call you,what impression does your classmates and teacher will have on you,thats like we take care in selecting the avatars,have a nice day
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• India
8 Dec 09
Hi yugasinigaru You are right. All our actions will definitely reflect about us and help others to form an impression about us. Thanks for responding
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@yugasini (12814)
• Anantapur, India
8 Dec 09
hi vathsalagaru, thanks for the comment,have a nice day
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• India
9 Dec 09
you are welcome
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@vijayanths (7878)
• India
7 Dec 09
it can only be used as a guideline to know about the person. We need to meet them in person to understand completely about them. I think you can understand about a person through online chatting too, though meeting in person is the best to review about a person, this is my opinion vathsala, how about you?
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• India
7 Dec 09
Yes. You are right to a certain extent vijay. Even I can read the face of a person if I happen to talk to them for 5 minutes and to some extent I can say what is going on in their mind. This has proved time and again in my own house. Children will ask me with astonishment mummy, you are telling exactly, when I did not tell you anything about it, how do you know, who told you? like that. But I am not correct always. What I guess will be to some extent becomes true.
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• India
7 Dec 09
Most of your characters are similar to mine, vathsala. That is why we sail in same boat quite often.
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• India
8 Dec 09
Yes. I also used to think the same. May be that is why we are in each others friends list
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@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
8 Dec 09
hi vathsala aunty, we look at a person and immediately a certain impression of his character forms itself in us. A glance, a few spoken words are sufficient to tell us a story about a highly complex matter. We know that such impressions form with remarkable rapidity and with great ease. Subsequent observation may enrich or upset our first view, but we can no more prevent its rapid growth than we can avoid perceiving a given visual object or hearing a melody. We also know that this process, though often imperfect, is also at times extraordinarily sensitive.
• India
9 Dec 09
Haaai neels yes. The moment we see a person and talk with him for a few minutes, definitely we develop certain impressions about him but it may or may not be true. Some people looks like they are very proud and reserved but actually they are friendly and good in nature. Some other person talks so sweet and within no time we develop very high opinion about him and even give him VVIP treatment but actually he emerges as a con and a traitor. We can not take it granted the face value. Thanks for responding dear.
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@Sreekala (18787)
• India
8 Dec 09
Hi dear, I think it is normal to get an impression by reading the user name or watching the profile picture. But the person must be entirely different from that nature. The exact character we can understand by interacting more with them. For e.g., in mylot, about one member, I thought that the person is very rough and rude but interacting more with the same person I understand that the particular person is a down to earth person.
• India
9 Dec 09
Haai Sri dear Cho chweet to receive your response da. You are correct. What we think may or may not be correct but it is our impression only and nothing else. But up to a certain level, what we think emerges right. Thanks for responding dear.
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@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
7 Dec 09
Without our knowledge, we do form impressions from their avatars, posts and usernames. It may or may not be correct.
• India
8 Dec 09
Yes. You are very correct. Definitely some impressions do forms in our minds the moment we saw the avatars and posts and the way it is posted. Some times it will become true and sometimes not
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• United States
7 Dec 09
I would certainly say that you can form impressions or mental images of people based on their username and what they have posted about their lives. If people are answering honestly then they are giving you a look into thier lives. I know that I have personally posted about my family and my animals, so those are things you would put into your thought process and pull from. You can also get impressions from peoples photo they have posted. I pull from the picture of the kitten you have as that you are a gentle, yet independent person. Don't know how true either of those assesments are but it is the image I get.
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• India
7 Dec 09
Hi sleepylittlerose Definitely we can form our own impression which though 100% may not be correct, but to some extent we will be true.You are totally correct about me my friend. I am a soft spoken, gentle, humble, kind but stubborn,strict and independent person. No body can change me if I took any decision or dare to try to poke their nose in my personal life. Thank you for sharing your views my friend.
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• Canada
12 Dec 09
I find that I form impressions about online identities, but it's impossible to form impressions about the actual people behind them unless I have some proof that their online identity is true to themselves. one never knows who the people are they are speaking sith, unless they get to know them better.
• India
12 Dec 09
Hi danishcanadian I totally agree with you. Actually some impressions will be forming when we read or see some thing about them. Even we can form some impressions with the discussions they post. but all these are just wild guess only and shows what is going on about them in our mind but it may or may not be true. Thanks for giving me your valued ideas my friend.