Sunday, 13 March 2011

General Discussion ~ What would you do if someone was imitating you?

During the past couple of years I've had friends come up to me asking for advice because they feel as if their friend's/relative's copying them. It's normal that in everyday life there would be someone who would admire you, but then there is a point where they just cross the line and it seems as if you're looking into a mirror. I've had these experiences and I believe I still have so I thought that I might write a blog on how to deal with this kinda thing~

I am not going to go along with the typical and say 'talk to them to tell them how you feel' because in my experience I know that that either a) doesn't work which makes the person angry with you or b) one is too nervous in talking to them. What I'd do instead is *tell* them, but not in the way that it's obvious... I think the best word to use here is to hint it ;D Say something like, "Hey, it's as if we're like twins or something" Because then they'll probably realise that yeah you are starting to look like twins, and then they'll back off a little. I mean, I'd HATE to look/dress/be exactly like someone because I would want to be my own person. I don't want to be a clone. I want to be noticed! I wanna be ME!

If this doesn't work then I'd suggest just acting normal and ignoring it, because then they might just get bored. PLEASE DON'T TRY AND MAKE A HUGE FUSS ABOUT IT! It might work if you get into an argument with them about it but then it could have the completely opposite effect.

So, what are your thoughts? What would you do if someone was copying your style/favourite hobby *thing*/look?

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