Just wondering, how different is your online personal here at LPSG from your everyday self in the real world? In reading some people's posts I wonder if they have the same attitude and communication style online as they do when they talk to people in the "real" world? Are you braver, shyer, more antagonistic, more helpful, etc? For me I find that my online persona matches my real life personality when I'm serious. I've chosen to be slightly more cerebral on this site because, well there seems to be so many people who are constantly cracking jokes and going for people's jugulars, that I wanted to do my best to give reasoned, helpful responses or straight-forward commentary where it applies. In my real life, I've got a pretty cerebral occupation and work environment, by the personality I generally employ when I'm not with clients is a joking, smart-ass personality because I enjoy making people laugh. I supress that part of me online. I also find that I'm shyer and more coy when I discuss sex online but in real life, I'm quite blunt and matter-of-fact. Online I feel like I need to diffuse some of the sexual energy because it can seem to be too overwhelming and in real-life I seem to want to raise sexual energy because it's often too suppressed. How about the rest of you?