I am generally very open on this site about my personality and character traits. I like to think it is one of the reasons for my modest success.
Today, I am going to share another personal story. Many years ago I had a girlfriend and she noticed that when i was avoiding doing something important or difficult, I would begin to organise my personal spaces; desk, wardrobe etc. She said I would start to “make boxes” to rearrange things. From that point forward, any time I was procrastinating I was said to be “making boxes”.
I still find myself doing it today and a few days ago, I was playing a map and noticed myself “stacking crates”. Regular readers will know I have a (terrible/interesting/stupid/intelligent/useless/useful) habit of trying to get out of ALL the games, maps and mods I play.
So was this “stacking crates” just a video game version of “making boxes”? Was I avoiding playing the map by doing this? I’m not sure of the answer but it did lead me to wonder whether how you play videos games is the same as how you approach life.
Do you change personalities because generally in-game there are no serious or important consequences of your actions? In life, do you take chances or are you more careful.
Life obviously, doesn’t have save points, either manual or auto, that you can start again from, but life is also an experience and simply avoiding interesting situations or risks because you can’t try again could make our lives boring.
Clearly, it’s not for me to tell you how to play OR live your life, but as Plato would have probably said if he lived today, “A video game life unexamined is not worth living”.
Does your playing style represent your personality?
- No, my gaming personality is nothing like the real me. (12%, 9 Votes)
- Maybe, I generally vary my style. (44%, 32 Votes)
- Yes, if I were in a video game I would be exactly the same (44%, 32 Votes)
Total Voters: 73