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https://www.16personalities.com/ I'm a Mediator (INFP-T.) I think that makes sense in the context of Second Life because I like to assume the identity of different types of avatars and see how people react to them. I may also "Role-play" too.
I mean, under my "Gopi" account I am almost always an alien. I have a slightly different personality from my real life personality and may roleplay as that (as Gopi I try to be more fun loving than I am in real life) but I wouldn't consider what I do "hard roleplay." I try not to act too "weird" (unlike how aliens in sci-fi are usually perceived) and may discuss real life stuff (but not all the time though), however I also mix that with some of my avi's "lore". some aspects of my real life I keep private of course. Basically I do have a persona in Second Life that is somewhat different than my real life, yet I don't do "strict" roleplay. The same is true for most of my other usernames (human or not).
I've been reading a book about brains. It's an engaging read on how they develop, change over time, and recover from injury, rewiring themselves to overcome emergent deficits, or simply shifting their mapping around subtly during one's lifetime. We all came here for our own reasons. We all stayed here for our own reasons. I would be fascinated to see how the brain of someone might have changed over time as they created their first main avatar, the one that, to whatever degree, became the biggest part of themselves. I'd love to see how, when they took this avatar out onto the grid, connecting with it, exploring the world, meeting other people, conversing, playing, and doing all the things we do here, regions of their brain changed and created new connections to other regions. I'd love to see how, when they are driving their avatar through all these activities, their brain lights up differently than when they're interacting in real space, with people and situations both familiar and unfamiliar. I'm curious how their communication skills might have changed, improved and expanded as a result of possibly new methods and routes and combinations thereof of sending and receiving information. My sister had a benign brain tumor (benign... pfft) removed some years ago, in two separate surgeries, the second more successful than the first. It affected a small section of her visual cortex, as well as causing changes to how she reads, how she handles numbers, and how she remembers things. She can't work now. I'd like to see stories about how the use of virtual worlds might have helped people with brain injuries of differing origins.