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kbluebird October 19th, 2013 7:57pm

Do you view people who have different "selves"--i.e. act differently in different contexts (such as dinner with their parents vs. hanging out with friends)--as hypocritical?

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FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
10/19/13 2:18 pm

I don't think that's hypocritical... We all act differently around certain people, I'm not gonna curse like a sailor in front of my 80 year old grandparents, like I would if I was hanging out with friends. It's simply "knowing your audience."

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/19/13 2:48 pm

I call that flexible and discerning. Unless you mean extremes, like if a video surfaced of Mr Luchesse and Susanr twerking.

10/19/13 1:19 pm

If they are totally different people, yes. If they just emphasize certain qualities with some, others with other people, no.

I don't act the same way around my 3 year old as I do around my friends. I'm not a hypocrite for that. But I am still me.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/19/13 1:00 pm

Everyone does it. It's just a matter of degree. Anyone who thinks they don't isn't really that in tune with their actions.

LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
10/19/13 1:37 pm

No I also do this and don't really know anyone who doesn't. We act differently around different people. It's different from being 2 faced, in which case is bad.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/19/13 5:55 pm

Everyone does this. And should.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/19/13 1:49 pm

It depends on how drastic the difference is. If they are completely different people & in one setting bashes the way they behave in another context, then yes. But if the the only difference is something like, having more manners with one group, no.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/19/13 12:59 pm

I think it's more of a respect thing.

Emily33 North Carolina
10/19/13 1:07 pm

I'm going to act differently around my parents at dinner than I would out drinking with friends. Certain situations and people just bring out different sides of me.