I’ve been reading a lot about this online game Second Life, and I felt compelled to check it out. I have barely scratched the surface of the game world (I haven’t left “Orientation Island”), but I did spend about two hours customizing my avatar. What do you think? Does it look like me? Their character is extremely flexible, allowing you to change practically every physical attribute, including earlobe attachedness.
I now wonder- what does it say about someone who creates an avatar in their own image? Does this demonstrate my self confidence, and my firm connection to reality? Or is it a sign of narcissism or a lack of creativity?
If you got to design your own avatar, would you make it look like you, or would you make up some fantasy character?