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How much does your avatar influence your personality?

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My avatar sums me up pretty well to be honest. Someone alone... that thinks too much... and gets sad for nothing... Yes that's 100% me.

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As a character writer and pony roleplayer my persona will adjust depending on the character in my avatar, unless that character lacks a distinct personality (i.e. Lucky Shot is just me anyway, Squigly is a fighting game character with little depth, etc.)

 

In roleplays I tend to do better playing a character if I'm using a screenshot from the show as my avatar, rather than fan art.

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My avatar kinda resembles me as a second person, its like one entity being split in 2.

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As far as I know, my avatar has no influence on my personality. It probably does affect how others view me, though.

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I don't think my avatar influences my personality - in fact, I normally pick avatars that reflect my personality. They tend to be things that I like a lot, or things that I can relate to/people know me for.

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My avatar sums me up pretty well to be honest. Someone alone... that thinks too much... and gets sad for nothing... Yes that's 100% me.

I'm actually curious what would happen if you changed your avatar to a very happy cheery pinkie pie avatar for a day or two. Do you think it Would make you be happier more often

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I don't think that my avatar influence how I post, actually it is the other way around: the avatar reflects my personality.

 

My avatar is Wander, from the Wander Over Yonder cartoon. He is an insufferable optimist, and also kind, helpful and sensible. That's how I strive to be :)

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I'm actually curious what would happen if you changed your avatar to a very happy cheery pinkie pie avatar for a day or two. Do you think it Would make you be happier more often

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:)

Well ugh... I don't really know to be honest xD, I just don't consider myself really happy or anything at the moment so maybe one day...  ;)

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Well, i mostly imagine my Character in my Icon to say and post the things i write, like an Role Play kind off.

By the time i had an Rarity Avatar, i was trying to be generous. ( that was her element, right ? :please:  )

And now, with Pinkie Pie, im trying to post more funny...yeah, im obviously not Pinkie Pie or Rarity...so it probably doesnt work at all.

But i still imagine that i would be the character in my icon and try to act as them.

 

And sometimes i change my avatar depending on what mood i have.

I had an sad Pinkamena Ava once, because i was sad.

 

So yeah, Icons are changing my personality a bit ( or at least i try ) or show my current mood.

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I only use my OC on this site (always acting cute), but I tend to change my FB and Skype to various things. Generally my mood is the thing I base my avatar on, rather than the other way around.

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The influence is the other way around for me, for the most part. I use my avatar and signature to express myself and express who I am, my personality and whatnot. Now, what my avatar can do is help me feel better about myself because it will remind me of my personality and the good aspects of it, so it can be an influence in that way. It can help remind me of the good parts to who I am. 

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I wouldn't think it influences me too much :huh: Mostly, it's just a reflection of my current mood/attitude to life, though it can also be a reminder to me of what I should try to be. My current avatar reminds me to try and stay nice and positive, and perhaps a little bit random. :P

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My avatar is a representation of how others perceive me. I gave Koi-chan a link to an About Me page on my website as well as the About Me section on this forum, and asked her to draw what she saw. If I were to design my own avatar, it would reflect how I perceive the world and end up similar to this image I made back in July.

 

Therefore, my avatar is a symptom of my personality, not the other way around.

 

Personally I like Koi-chan's work more. One can learn a lot about themselves based on what others say and how others act around said individual. 

 

 

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PS: I forgot my shoutouts. What it do @?

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I wouldn't say that it majorly influences my personality, considering that it's only a character from a Video Game that I enjoy.

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Because I'm a fangirl, and being a fangirl is part of my personality. :P

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sometime, but most of the time is because I just feel like using it.

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Heh, doesn’t affect me in the slightest.

In fact, I’ve actually had some people point out to me how funny they think it is when my usual personality comes out of a mismatching avatar.

Like on the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Discord I have an avatar of Revali. I love him, but he is a rather infamously egotistical jerk.

But that doesn’t change my own attitude, and when I talk to people I tend to be rather happy and bubbly, with a habit of squeeing and calling people “hon”.

I make some of the other people there laugh seeing “Revali” be all sugary and friendly.

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Like Sunset, I am empathetic towards others.

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I'm not influenced by my avatar. I chose it because it's already similar to me in looks and personality. So there's nothing to influence anything one way or the other. 

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What...?

Mine doesn't. My avatar is generally of a character that I like from a video game, or of a dumb meme. In this case, it's Barik, my Paladins main when I was able to play (and my username as of right now). 

 

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I don't think an avatar influences my personality. I think of an avatar as a reflection of something I like or like to do.

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My current avatar is Webbigail Vanderquack from DuckTales because she is very similiar to me in personality. I can identify with this character. I wish I had her as a girlfriend.

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my avatar makes me wanna party 20% more all the time, even though i dont have a party like personality.

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I'm actually surprised to see someone bring this type of thing up since for years I thought I was the only one who really had my personality/attitude effected by my profile picture. 

It doesn't really have the same effect anymore but years ago, my profile picture would influence my personality a lot. I'd often change it depending on my mood.. though I think I often did it for attention truthfully. A profile picture is the first and often the only thing you see from the user. So I always saw it as a way to represent who you are, even if it is some fictional character. I'd basically use it as a opportunity to pretend to be a fictional character, pretending to be the character on my profile picture. I'm pretty sure I did this just for attention, as people would notice I'm acting differently, question it and BOOM, attention. But often times if I wasn't changing my profile picture to a character for these reasons, it'd still influence my personality/attitude. With a profile picture of a character that was evil for example, I'd act often serious and I wouldn't be my joyful self. Or I'd as mentioned simply copy the personalities of the character in my profile picture. I remember years ago having profile pictures of Wheatley from Portal 2 which influenced my personality/attitude a ton. I'd basically act like Wheatley. :please:

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The same thing happened with Music as well back then. My personality/attitude would also be heavily influenced by the type of music I was listening to at the time. 

Nowadays I still change my profile picture a ton but just because something looks cool or interesting. Not because I want attention.

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