BRAIN FOOD: Matters for the mind to chew on - Are you suffering from ... As If personality?

BRAIN FOOD: Matters for the mind to chew on - Are you suffering from ... As If personality? - The As If personality is the clinical term for the social chameleon. The main symptom is a feeling of being detached from oneself (hence the need to describe eve

by HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOR, helen@kirwantaylor.demon.co.uk
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

The As If personality is the clinical term for the social chameleon. The main symptom is a feeling of being detached from oneself (hence the need to describe everything 'as if' it were happening elsewhere). The father of all As If personalities is Woody Allen's Zelig. They have a tendency to mould their opinion to what the social situation demands - which they may think suits them to jobs in top management. Sufferers feel like wandering ghosts, taking on the personality of anyone they bump into. They might vote Tory one year and Labour the next, or profess to love opera even though they hated it last night

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