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Just wondering, which MBTI acts the most/least differently online and in real life?

Because I've noticed that (as an INFJ/P) I could seem more bubbly online, especially because my sense of humour, which involves lots of wordplay, is better expressed when typed.

Of course, I'm fairly certain that everyone acts somewhat differently online vs irl, but which type do you think acts the most/least differently? :)
 

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Just wondering, which MBTI acts the most/least differently online and in real life?

Because I've noticed that (as an INFJ/P) I could seem more bubbly online, especially because my sense of humour, which involves lots of wordplay, is better expressed when typed.

Of course, I'm fairly certain that everyone acts somewhat differently online vs irl, but which type do you think acts the most/least differently? :)
I have INFJ preferences and I think that INFJs may tend to act most differently because of what you said, and also because the written format allows us to be more concise than in real life.

However, it could be that this is just because it is my type...

I do know that ESFJ and INTP both seem very similar online and in real life...
 

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I don't really think I come across bubbly online, but can sometimes in real life. Though, I often have had the feeling the way I come off online probably is a lot different than in real life. It's not that I'm acting different; it's just that so much is "missing" online.
 

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Because I've noticed that (as an INFJ/P) I could seem more bubbly online, especially because my sense of humour, which involves lots of wordplay, is better expressed when typed.
INFJ here. I'm kinda the exact opposite of you! I can be really warm and bubbly in person (with the right people) but I'm really formal and sort of serious online. I do talk a whole lot more online, though, because I can actually think out what to say and can word it better in writing. And I'm less shy.

Interesting. My humor usually requires being physically around people. It's linked more to acting and facial expressions and things like that, not really wordplay. Maybe that is a reason why I seem more bubbly in person and you do online. I wouldn't be surprised if INFJs are one of the most likely to be very different online. We sound a lot different in writing than we do speaking (and are usually much better with writing). And we're known to act different in different situations anyway. Add a comfortable atmosphere online and... yeah.
 

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Since I'm better with writing my thoughts than actually talking it's easier for me to express myself here than in reality.

In reality I'm a mix of reserved and socially awkward.
 

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Not at all. l've never really felt consistent that way.

Hmm. Some people are more concerned with being ''real'', while some just kind of bring their own reality with them but not with that intent. lt can really vary within type, reasons for using forums and other factors may play a larger role.



What l am online matches my internal monologue as it always is.
 

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I can be really warm and bubbly in person (with the right people) but I'm really formal and sort of serious online. I do talk a whole lot more online, though, because I can actually think out what to say and can word it better in writing. And I'm less shy.

Interesting. My humor usually requires being physically around people. It's linked more to acting and facial expressions and things like that, not really wordplay.
Hmm I do enjoy socialising with people, and I can definitely come across as warm, and I've been told that my facial expressions are hilariously animated. (Unless I'm 'stoning'... in which case people misinterpret as sadness or anger. It's in my eyes, and it scares some people off haha.) But I think my sense of humour is the type to make people go "..." before chuckling, so I also feel a lot less awkward expressing it online or with close friends. So as a whole, my personality online seems more consistently friendly, I'd say. Versus irl when I time out somewhat abruptly and behave differently among close friends vs acquaintances etc.

Same as you, my thoughts really flow in writing. In real life, it seems like I need time to 'gather the threads' of my thoughts and sometimes they seem to 'overlap' before I have the chance to voice them coherently. I'm definitely more intellectual in writing, I think!

Tbh, still not sure whether I'm an INFJ or INFP :/
 

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Hmm I do enjoy socialising with people, and I can definitely come across as warm, and I've been told that my facial expressions are hilariously animated. (Unless I'm 'stoning'... in which case people misinterpret as sadness or anger. It's in my eyes, and it scares some people off haha.) But I think my sense of humour is the type to make people go "..." before chuckling, so I also feel a lot less awkward expressing it online or with close friends. So as a whole, my personality online seems more consistently friendly, I'd say. Versus irl when I time out somewhat abruptly and behave differently among close friends vs acquaintances etc.

Same as you, my thoughts really flow in writing. In real life, it seems like I need time to 'gather the threads' of my thoughts and sometimes they seem to 'overlap' before I have the chance to voice them coherently. I'm definitely more intellectual in writing, I think!

Tbh, still not sure whether I'm an INFJ or INFP :/
Yes, my friends say I have really animated facial expressions as well. See, you brought up a good point just now. I think I might be more consistently friendly online as well. Because with strangers I can even be less expressive than I am online, but with people I know I am much much friendlier. Online, at least, people know what to expect.

I'm not 100% sure of my type either. Animated facial expressions is usually linked to INFJs and Fe in general (so I've heard), so there's a very good chance that's your type if people say that to you. And the problem expressing thoughts is usually a problem getting Ni, Fe, and Ti to all work together well. But don't let this thread sway you one way or the other. Even within types, we're all different.
 

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On the internet I'm a ridiculously insecure yet also boisterous and assholish person who sexually harasses people constantly.

In the real world I'm a largely blank faced (outside of smiling and anger) person with an eccentric personality. They also seem to think that I practice witchcraft whenever I honestly don't.

In both I'm a slacker who doesn't like a lot of things, but will constantly bug people with the things I like. Also I'm both forceful and not at the same time really. I just sort of like to think of my mind as being really open to the point of stupidity yet also having the mentality that nobody is going to stop me...even if this means that I have to turn inward for it. These are of course merely the degrees of what I know of myself and that both sides if even catching more than a tiny glimpse will see that I have elements of both inside of me.
 

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I act like this only with my close friends, others see me as reserved, aloof, sweet, shy...or the automatic go to - snobby because I am quiet.
 

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I'm about the same IRL and online, except I'm usually a bit more expressive and less "scary sounding" online.
I can be a lot more demanding IRL, too.
 

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I think my persona IRL is way different than on here. That's because my Ti is expressed on here, whereas my Ne/Fe is very much engaged outside of here. And this is why people never really get to know the real me.

I don't really come off as cerebral in person at all. I smile and laugh a lot more than I think people on here would think an INTP should. In fact, you would probably have a hard time pegging me as one out in the real world.
 

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In real life I have a very...uh...vibrant and energetic presence, which I don't think can be translated well to internet communication :)

I try to compensate by using a lot of smileys and WRITING TO MY FRIENDS IN CAPS LOCK ALL THE TIME JUST BECAUSE I'M EXCITED :crazy:
 

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I don't really think I come across bubbly online, but can sometimes in real life. Though, I often have had the feeling the way I come off online probably is a lot different than in real life. It's not that I'm acting different; it's just that so much is "missing" online.
^This. My words aren't so different in real life. But my appearances, body language, intonation and facial expressions come off much less harshly. It's less about what you say so much as how you say it in real life.
 
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I'm the same person, on and offline, for the most part.

The only difference would be I'm more talkative online, and a bit more at ease because I can rehearse what I say, type it out, edit it, etc, and not worry about screwing up and saying something stupid or unnecessary.
 

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I can relate to that a lot! I'm more ENFJ-ish online
 

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^This. My words aren't so different in real life. But my appearances, body language, intonation and facial expressions come off much less harshly. It's less about what you say so much as how you say it in real life.
I'd like to think that I'm the same person on/offline, but the stern-looking ISTJ (lack of) expression is not an issue online, so I'm not starting off behind that particular 8-ball.

I'm the same person, on and offline, for the most part. The only difference would be I'm more talkative online, and a bit more at ease because I can rehearse what I say, type it out, edit it, etc
^^THIS... so, so much THIS^^.

IRL, I'm always getting the "c'mon, spit it out" look as I'm going through the same rehearse/edit process, but in my head. This results in the somewhat typical ISTJ slow, halting delivery... or worse, completely missing an opportunity to interject something into a conversation. Online, I can take as long as necessary to write, proof, rewrite, proof again, etc., until it says exactly what I intend it to say.
 
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