One of the most fascinating subjects to me concerning our SLives is how we see ourselves and how that translates into how we expect others to act towards us. By no means is this a new topic of thought for many of us. Nevertheless, I hope to hear from you about your experiences so I can better understand you and relate to you (“you” meaning all SL avatars and the humans behind them) even better.
Do your clothes and the in-world activities you like best accurately display your personality?
How much do you reveal about yourself?
And who, exactly, are “you” when you reveal these things to me in-world? Are you a human answering as a human? Are you the avatar to whom I am speaking? A character?
What’s real? What’s pretend?
If your avatar falls in love, does that mean the human who made the avatar is also in love?
These are the kinds of questions I ache to have answered by as many people as possible.
I have created a poll to get an idea of how we portray “self” as users of Second Life. If you wouldn’t mind taking a minute to answer (and please explain your answer in the comments), I would appreciate it!
Please take the poll here (WordPress.com does not support inline polls, so I hope it works!)
If you’re interested in the subject of identity and “self” in SL, check out these wonderful articles, blogs, and commentaries that inspired this poll: