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    Default The Chameleon Effect

    So I have a theory (WOW and ENFJ that has a theory?!)

    I believe that there are certain types that tend to have what I've named "the Chameleon Effect"

    meaning:

    Some people change their entire processing routine when surrounded by other people, or like a majority type.
    So basically they adapt to their surroundings so well that it would be almost impossible to tell what type they truly are. Now I've had my own "chameleon effect" moments, because I like to make others happy and I'd rather avoid/resolve conflict by being the bearer of a mask, versus inflict others with unease because of my true intensity. But I'm not like this all the time,
    I know a few people in my daily life who are very much the people who wear many hats, and cloaks, and burlap sacks, you get the drift.

    My questions to you would be;

    Have you been this person?
    If so how do you maintain a false guise all the time?

    Have you come in contact with this person?
    How did you see through the veils, so to speak?

    If you have observed or taken part in this strange but captivating ritual, could you divulge your thoughts on it? I personally think that people are rarely ever themselves, and in this time, it's almost harder to be completely uninhibited by a social standard. Conformity if you will.


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    I do... to some extent. I find myself filling in different roles based on the strengths/weaknesses of the group and the "task" (?) at hand. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head.

    It has become easier for me as I've become more confident/comfortable with myself. I have no idea what's the significance of that...

    It does make me feel at a loss when I do it too much or too long though. And tired.
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    Ok I will play nice
    Have you been this person? I don’t actually become the person I just become like the person when I chameleon. They get a simpatico feeling as if looking into a mirror.
    If so how do you maintain a false guise all the time? I don’t, it burns the introverts battery quickly often employ advanced hiding techniques so the ruse will not be discovered. Often I have little control as it comes on and off. I don’t always recognize when its on but definitely know when it suddenly shuts off or even when the morph begins to wane.

    Have you come in contact with this person? Usually just happen to meader in their location or they suddenly intrude mine.

    How did you see through the veils, so to speak? This is a different super power. Really the eyes don’t have that much to do with the Chameleon effect, rather it feels like the body senses the environmental changes...although the effect can be sharpened with simple mirroring (although that’s kinda cheating).
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    UGH did I not even answer the right question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I do... to some extent. I find myself filling in different roles based on the strengths/weaknesses of the group and the "task" (?) at hand. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head.

    It has become easier for me as I've become more confident/comfortable with myself. I have no idea what's the significance of that...

    It does make me feel at a loss when I do it too much or too long though. And tired.
    That makes perfect sense, and I would sometimes think that it does have to do with confidence levels, although I thought that it might be less confidence, more insecurity in self? but it can be different in every person. Thanks for the input!

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    UGH did I not even answer the right question?
    There is no right and wrong way to answer the questions. Just your opinions if you can relate to what I had posted. So you're good Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    Ok I will play nice
    Have you been this person? I don’t actually become the person I just become like the person when I chameleon. They get a simpatico feeling as if looking into a mirror.
    If so how do you maintain a false guise all the time? I don’t, it burns the introverts battery quickly often employ advanced hiding techniques so the ruse will not be discovered. Often I have little control as it comes on and off. I don’t always recognize when its on but definitely know when it suddenly shuts off or even when the morph begins to wane.

    Have you come in contact with this person? Usually just happen to meader in their location or they suddenly intrude mine.

    How did you see through the veils, so to speak? This is a different super power. Really the eyes don’t have that much to do with the Chameleon effect, rather it feels like the body senses the environmental changes...although the effect can be sharpened with simple mirroring (although that’s kinda cheating).
    This makes sense as well, I would imagine a person would feel drained after exerting so much energy into a character. I've seen people go in and out of this change, but honestly some people can keep it up a lot longer. Some people call this bipolar, I tend to see it compared to some people being able to hold their breath longer than others before getting some much needed fresh air.

    Thanks for the feedback, def insightful! I kind of want to learn your superpower, teach me oh wise one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kymlee View Post
    Some people call this bipolar
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