Do you find that you act differently around your parents and siblings than you do normally?
Yes....well, I wouldn't say it is not normal, as I currently live with them, but I show a different side of my personality. I act differently than I do with non-family.
- Is there a role that you seem to fill?
In some ways, yes. My mom & older sister peg me as the non-sentimental, ornery, critical, moody one. My family thinks I am a bit cold and detached, but I don't think friends see me that way. Strangers often find me aloof though.
I'm not sure what role this is - the bratty little sister?
- How do you act differently than you normally do?
I'm more romantic (I feel a need to hide these sentiments with family), non-critical, and easy-going with non-family. I seem "softer" with non-family. My sister complains I am hiding a mean streak in public. I'm just careful not to impose my bad moods on people I am not close to . I guess I expect my loved ones to take me 100% for who I am, the good and bad. I imagine if I ever live with non-blood family (ie. marriage or room mate), then they may see my other sides also. I guess I take people I live with for granted too much, and I take out my moods on them more. I also have higher standards for them, which is why I trust them.
- Do you find that you exaggerate certain cognitive functions compared to normal?
No. It's really just a different aspect of the same mindset.