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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."

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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.

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Arya8
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.

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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.

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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.

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

Everyone does this. And should.

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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.

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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.