Visualizing fellow PF members

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Break that sentence down and observe was I can tell about you...
I did not understand that too.
 
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What I mean is that the words you choose says alot about you. Facts. Well structured. Correct spelling. No internal punctuations. Streamlined thinker.
Now come face to face with a person you know some things about and see their facial expessions and body language and so many other minuscule details you have to take in all at once and it could easily cause contradictions and paradoxes in your mind and sensory overload wins and you choke. Social anxiety.
 
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What I mean is that the words you choose says alot about you. Facts. Well structured. Correct spelling. No internal punctuations. Streamlined thinker.
Now come face to face with a person you know some things about and see their facial expessions and body language and so many other minuscule details you have to take in all at once and it could easily cause contradictions and paradoxes in your mind and sensory overload wins and you choke. Social anxiety.
True, I agree with you on that. But once we do meet a person, we can always imagine him/her/other up. Such creativity will certainly die on meeting the person. But till such time, we can always exert our mind to wonder how the person may look.

There is also the fun side to this thread though. Like I'm not really a turtle (fine @Sophia I said it) and I am pretty sure Greg isn't Spiderman. But imagining it exerts my brain in fun ways I like it to and I guess it is a good enough reason to post here (as long as this imagination doesn't hurt someone).
 
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Such creativity will certainly die on meeting the person.
That's what I am saying I do not do. For me face-to-face expands exponentially. Perhaps I just over think everything and essentially diagnose "quirks" which give people unique identities.
 
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The last dozen posts in this thread are instructive to the punishment that has been inflicted upon PF for eradicating the "Relationships" section of the forum...:eek:
You just do the new age thing and skype first. O.M.G. Unfriend. 5 unstars. Best new movie I have ever seen until the new Star Trek just won the max 7 out of 6 stars.

P.S. Since this is the place for the most scientifically up-to-date accurate information, I am inclined to point out that common sense would dictate not having any personally identifiable information in the view of the camera if you choose to retain some type of anonymity while "skyping" with strangers. And that could probably be accompanied by some internet security, but that's not a topic I know very well. My new Icon will be me the last time I "cared" to "skype" as it was back then when Yahoo! and Microsoft were the key players before it was a "thing" really.
 
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Why the creepy one? :oldconfused:
Little late, but I can not help myself. Who in his right mind would be wasting his time in a boring illuminated forest, when he can roam the creepy one, decapitating vile twelve - headed lizards with his trusty valashka and hoping to find this huge gold castle with beautifull imprisoned princess in dire need of some good old curse lifting ?
 
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Who in his right mind would be wasting his time in a boring illuminated forest, when he can roam the creepy one, decapitating vile twelve - headed lizards with his trusty valashka and hoping to find this huge gold castle with beautifull imprisoned princess in dire need of some good old curse lifting ?
It's out there.
a boring illuminated forest,
With streams, with shores, with pebbles, with fossils, metals, crystals and life. One can hold far away lands as planets encased in rings disappearing to far away "corners" of the universe that you couldn't possibly track where it went by it's gravitational ripples with the best fastest simplest "long-range sensors" nor could you truly get a lock on which way it went visually or audibly either if it was right in front of your eyes and ears. Which can all be in a book where you are "at one" with nature as well...
 
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What I mean is that the words you choose says alot about you.
Things like that can be some what misleading also, it certainly is in my case. At an early age I was actually diagnosed with a learning disability. I was put in a remedial learning class and was paired with a mentor. They couldn't figure me out but that was the back in the 70's and early 80's. Eventually I learned I was mildly dyslexic and had a form of ADHD as an adult. My thoughts were faster than my language center could process, I was a highly visual learner, but sometimes id see letters and numbers reversed. I had a teacher in 2 grade that paddled me to the point I had bruises because I kept saying "WAS" was "SAW" she didn't realize my brain was processing information incorrectly. When I was in 3rd grade I was placed in a special class for half a day to work on reading comprehension and a smart teacher realized that I could watch a educational video and complete test without help. She taught me to understand words "by the context" they were used. After a year of this they tested my IQ and it came back as (130) which for the standardized test of the time was well above average. By the time I had learned to read efficiently Id already been held back twice so it went on unnoticed. It wasn't until my first year of college that I realized I even had a problem. I started bringing a tape recorder to class and studying while listening to the instructors lecture. I ended up with the highest 4.0 average in the class and made the presidents list.
 
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Things like that can be some what misleading also, it certainly is in my case. At an early age I was actually diagnosed with a learning disability. I was put in a remedial learning class and was paired with a mentor. They couldn't figure me out but that was the back in the 70's and early 80's. Eventually I learned I was mildly dyslexic and had a form of ADHD as an adult. My thoughts were faster than my language center could process, I was a highly visual learner, but sometimes id see letters and numbers reversed. I had a teacher in 2 grade that paddled me to the point I had bruises because I kept saying "WAS" was "SAW" she didn't realize my brain was processing information incorrectly. When I was in 3rd grade I was placed in a special class for half a day to work on reading comprehension and a smart teacher realized that I could watch a educational video and complete test without help. She taught me to understand words "by the context" they were used. After a year of this they tested my IQ and it came back as (130) which for the standardized test of the time was well above average. By the time I had learned to read efficiently Id already been held back twice so it went on unnoticed. It wasn't until my first year of college that I realized I even had a problem. I started bringing a tape recorder to class and studying while listening to the instructors lecture. I ended up with the highest 4.0 average in the class and made the presidents list.
what an inspirational story!
 
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what an inspirational story!
Thank you, its helped me to realize that you must look at everything from as many points of veiw as you can. It taught me to have a lot of tolerance for people and things I don't quite understand. I would encourage everyone that reads this forum to practice tolerance.
 
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Things like that can be some what misleading also, it certainly is in my case. At an early age I was actually diagnosed with a learning disability. I was put in a remedial learning class and was paired with a mentor. They couldn't figure me out but that was the back in the 70's and early 80's. Eventually I learned I was mildly dyslexic and had a form of ADHD as an adult. My thoughts were faster than my language center could process, I was a highly visual learner, but sometimes id see letters and numbers reversed. I had a teacher in 2 grade that paddled me to the point I had bruises because I kept saying "WAS" was "SAW" she didn't realize my brain was processing information incorrectly. When I was in 3rd grade I was placed in a special class for half a day to work on reading comprehension and a smart teacher realized that I could watch a educational video and complete test without help.
I identify with all that personally, Language was my by far absolute worst subject. That is where we begin to differ my educational experience was horrible and "blew" my physics, math, science, biology and chemistry advancement, as well as hindered social, economic, political and practical knowledge comprehension. Eventually, I gave up caring about school, at a young age, and self educated still to this day, a sponge of knowledge. I'd have to say the most valuable knowledge I've gained here, in this entire forum, is clarity in the visualization of fellow PF members. And I learned a slew of everything I had wrong or not even wrong about physics.
 
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If a member has posted in the PF Member Photo thread, that's how I picture them. Otherwise I usually go by the avatar, even if it isn't of a human being. Don't know how that works, but it makes for some funny associations at times! If they don't have an avatar, I usually associate something visual to how their "voice" comes across in their writing.
 
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i always thought he was more master cheif
His avatar actually looks like a marine character from the old Doom PC game.
 
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I identify with all that personally, Language was my by far absolute worst subject. That is where we begin to differ my educational experience was horrible and "blew" my physics, math, science, biology and chemistry advancement, as well as hindered social, economic, political and practical knowledge comprehension. Eventually, I gave up caring about school
I totally agree, back then students slipped through the cracks, in fact the revelation of my IQ actually hurt me. They (the school system in their infinite wisdom) decided/declared my problem was that I was lazy. So I struggled until 6th grade, a student math mentor(not a teacher) notice I was writing correct answers to math problem backwards. He didn't know what to make of it but he taught me to double check my answers, slow down and re-read everything till I understood it. I still didn't know what was wrong with the way I processed information and nobody had really heard of dyslexia back then.

note: while writing this response I had to change several spelling errors "waht" "nodoby" and "prosseced"
 
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I totally agree, back then students slipped through the cracks, in fact the revelation of my IQ actually hurt me. They (the school system in their infinite wisdom) decided/declared my problem was that I was lazy. So I struggled until 6th grade, a student math mentor(not a teacher) notice I was writing correct answers to math problem backwards. He didn't know what to make of it but he taught me to double check my answers, slow down and re-read everything till I understood it. I still didn't know what was wrong with the way I processed information and nobody had really heard of dyslexia back then.

note: while writing this response I had to change several spelling errors "waht" "nodoby" and "prosseced"
Have you seen a specialist in dyslexia to help you with your problem as an adult?
I know that one famous British actor (don't remember her name but it seemed she is a celebrity in the UK)
went to therapy in her 30s and it helped her a lot.
 
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while writing this response I had to change several spelling errors "waht" "nodoby" and "prosseced"
My problem was much less severe. The toughest time I had that I can remember was simply confusing d/b and q/p as well as 3/E or which way the 5 went. Those were solved by simple association tricks just to memorize them better. The problem I still have is the order of the words in sentences which is more difficult for me learning other languages, because the structure varies and confuses me! Now that I think about it I had a tough time with left and right, also, until I became an auto mechanic where repetitive, crucial importance forced me to memorize it.
 
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the school system in their infinite wisdom decided/declared my problem was that I was lazy.
"Doesn't work up to his potential" was the typical report for me. I was years ahead of my class in some subjects, and I learned to hide it so the work remained easy. I was bumped past third grade and then wound up held back in fourth for reading comprehension and social issues (no one likes a wise-ass).
 
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Have you seen a specialist in dyslexia to help you with your problem as an adult?
I know that one famous British actor (don't remember her name but it seemed she is a celebrity in the UK)
went to therapy in her 30s and it helped her a lot.
Nah, I just re-read everything usually till I get it, most of the time I recognize my mistakes and over the years I have become very good at piecing information together so that when I do read something I understand it. My biggest problem is when I write or type. And thanks to spell check I find the mistakes
very quickly. Something like that may have done me good 35 years ago but now I have it licked. I do a lot of writing and only when I am in a hurry do the mistakes shine through. Most people can decipher what I am trying to say with very little effort. In my case its also very "mild" and it doesn't happen all the time.
 
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Nah, I just re-read everything usually till I get it, most of the time I recognize my mistakes and over the years I have become very good at piecing information together so that when I do read something I understand it. My biggest problem is when I write or type. And thanks to spell check I find the mistakes
very quickly. Something like that may have done me good 35 years ago but now I have it licked. I do a lot of writing and only when I am in a hurry do the mistakes shine through. Most people can decipher what I am trying to say with very little effort. In my case its also very "mild" and it doesn't happen all the time.
Than that's good :-)
 
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Well, I found a video where you can visualize my persona. Here it is, I'm the guy in the cowboy hat with the eye patch on. Love me :kiss:

 
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Well, I found a video where you can visualize my persona. Here it is, I'm the guy in the cowboy hat with the eye patch on. Love me :kiss:
Well, now I'm scared of you. :oldlaugh:
 
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Well, now I'm scared of you.
Don't worry, I'm not gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that. :biggrin:
 
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