I've noticed that I do this often. Depending on the environment I'm in, different characteristics inherent within me will make an appearance. I've two instances to describe this. One is around one of my best friends. He's an erratic, fun-loving, amusing guy, full of ideas. An ENFP (and an IEE in socionics) 7w6 sx-first. He often almost passes over some of his tense energy to me. He'll ask me to do something, and I'll do it, and then he'll ask me to do something else. He thinks I want to join in his fun and games, so he'll quicken the pace for all those around him. I don't like it, and I feel more pumped when he leaves my presence; I recognise the change within me and begin to calm down once he's left.
Another is on the16types.info. I find that each of the forums I post on has a unique aura or atmosphere. I enjoy this one, because there's some really mature and intelligent discussion that goes on. I find I can actively participate without feeling like I have to be on guard from individuals. This atmosphere is actually the best in my eyes, even though I've only been posting for a month or two. It's relaxed but encourages open discussion and debate. On t16t, there are quite a few individuals who take delight in attacking others. It's a lot more hostile as an environment, and there's more tension. In this atmosphere, I myself become much more aggressive and on guard. I begin to join in on some of the attacks, and take on an almost sadistic approach to the forum.
Does anyone else feel this way in their own environments?
Do you think it's type related?