Well I wasn't judging her character, if your post is regarding my comment.
I do respect her as a member, no doubt she got the user of the year last year.
That's probably because the internet serves as another filter between your mind and your mouth. You've got more time to think about whether what you're about to say is a good decision or not on a webforum than in a face to face conversation.
That being said (@ masa), that's really brave to step up and share something so personal. Respect.
One time when i was riding down the road on my bike, I had just eaten and had a pop to go with it, and I had about 50 bucks. I looked ahead of me and thought to myself "How far could I make it?"
I agree with this.
On the internet it is impossible to tell what most people are like IRL, because it is so easy to make yourself seem different.
IRL you have to make decisions in a split second, without having enough time for proper thought. On the internet however, you have much more time to plan your words out carefully, and generally seem like a different person.
People can also behave differently on the internet because it's not a face-to-face conversation, and it's alot eaisier to talk to people via text, rather than an in person conversation.
I find it way easier to communicate with people via internet, chatting applications (MSN, skype etc.) than in real-life, because it's almost as if it's not a real person.
There's a long line of anger issues on my dad's side of the family. Unfortunately, I inheirited them as well. I'm not going to lie. I was not a pleasant child around 9-12 years old. After that, I started to get a slight hold on them, but they were still a big problem. After spending a year alone with my dad and grandma (she's got them too) when I was 15, I realized what it's like to be on the recieving end. I won't go into details, but they made me seem saintly. I knew it'd eventually get that bad, so I stopped it. Now I've got a fairly good hold on my anger, but I have been known to snap, but nothing nearly as bad as it used to be.
I have a horrible time making friends. Easily one of the hardest things for me to do. I've gotten a lot better at it, but it's still pretty hard for me. I'm an extrovert, with introverted tendencies. As in, I'm a normal extrovert, but I've got a thin layer of shyness covering it all. Once I get to know you and the shyness is gone, I'm the loudest person you've ever met. But I'm dead silent around new people.
But thanks guys! I didn't know you guys were going to take it so well =\