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    Is it possible for a person with low self-esteem being confident online? (not arrogant or overcompensate something, just reasonably confident, dare to express himself and sure about his ability)

    Or, is there any possible link between these two? For example, the more time you spend online, the lower self-esteem you'll have? Here, "online" is not restricted to online chatting, it also includes working online or playing computer games or just like some technology geeks.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Is it possible for a person with low self-esteem being confident online? (not arrogant or overcompensate something, just reasonably confident, dare to express himself and sure about his ability)

    Or, is there any possible link between these two? For example, the more time you spend online, the lower self-esteem you'll have? Here, "online" is not restricted to online chatting, it also includes working online or playing computer games or just like some technology geeks.
    I think it's certainly possible that someone shy in person could be more confident online. It's just such a different environment - you don't have to think about tone or body language and you can take as much time as you like to write what you want to say.

    With regards to a link, I suspect spending the vast majority of one's time online could cause live situations to seem more pressurised and alien. Really that would be a consequence of spending less time in those situations though. Then again for someone who has serious difficulty socialising, maybe spending a bit of time building up confidence online could be helpful.
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    yeah man my epeen is huge cause i gank n00bs online all day
    im nothing irl tho

    I think it's just the 'protection' the screen that separates us from everyone else provides.
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    Yeah, lots of eHardmen online man
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    (Original post by valori)
    I think it's certainly possible that someone shy in person could be more confident online. It's just such a different environment - you don't have to think about tone or body language and you can take as much time as you like to write what you want to say.

    With regards to a link, I suspect spending the vast majority of one's time online could cause live situations to seem more pressurised and alien. Really that would be a consequence of spending less time in those situations though. Then again for someone who has serious difficulty socialising, maybe spending a bit of time building up confidence online could be helpful.
    Yeah, vicious cycle. I also wonder whether these people are immature in social life whereas they can speak out very mature opinions online...
 
 
 
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