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Online friendships vs. offline friendships

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Online friendships vs. offline friendships

    Do you think that online friendships can be as real as offline friendships? Why or why not?
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    If you have a person you can trust with everything, absolutely they can.

    I think a simple way of showing that is when you can start telling them about the inner things of your family, which are not always the easiest things to disclose even among deep friends.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Online friendships are all I have. I'm better at being more real with someone online that with someone offline.
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    The best person I have ever had the pleasure of communicating with I met online through PerC. I find it hard to believe that any of the friends i've made in real life can compete.
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    INFP - The Idealists


    I think they can be very real, I've had a few online friends for more than a decade. In online friendships all there is to do is talk so you can get to know someone really well and for introverts it can be easier to share more because there is not the pressure of face to face interaction. They can get frustrating sometimes though because you meet some wonderful people and you really would like to get coffee with them or go adventuring or whatnot and you can't because of the distance.
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    Unknown Personality


    Online friendships CAN be just as legitimate as IRL ones, but generally I don't think they compare to IRL friendships. It's just too hard to replace actual physical human interaction with text, or audio/visual through skype.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Online friendships can be pretty real, but an offline one, where you can actually see face to face that person, talk to them, interact is much more real to me and much more fulfilling too.
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    I've had significant friendships online as well as offline. The one, I've known her over a decade, and allthough we don't really talk much anymore, we still consider ourselves old friends. One day, when we both get around to it we'll hang out and it will be pretty cool. Untill then, I've got plenty of close friends in the real world.

    There's a few friends that I know can never be replaced online, like my one friend who I've known all my life pretty much. However, I have met some really cool friends here on PerC, and in some way -in a lot of ways, they're a hell of a lot cooler than some of my friends in the real world. I can have deeper conversations, shit I wouldn't talk about with my friends in real life. It's kinda crazy when I think about it, but the sad thing is unless I hijack a plane I can't chill with these cool people.
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    I've had a few online friendships that know SO much more about me than some offline friends ever will. It's just so much easier to pour your heart out to a stranger. It does get really frustrating though, when you can't see these people, especially when they mean the world to you.
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    INFP - The Idealists


    Quote Originally Posted by KindOfBlue06 View Post
    It's kinda crazy when I think about it, but the sad thing is unless I hijack a plane I can't chill with these cool people.
    You can chill with me though! Come to Ohio, we might not have culture or beauty but we have fine smokables :P


     
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