I tend to answer with the the response they wanted to hear which in turn keeps me a neutral conversationalist just to avoid conflict and hatred. I feel too much sadness and regret to speak the way I should have been able to speak since I was born. Honestly and openly having my own opinions...but I have often come to observe that in this day and age it is better for people like me to never speak. It will only cause people frustration and confusion and sometimes great anger upon one who does not speak like them. But it also has come to my attention that other peoples opinions in conversations must always be heard and understood...so I have dedicated my life instead to understanding and agreeing with everyone's thoughts equally..it makes sense to do so.
Yup. Family expects you to act like them when you are around them. My dads family is humorous and easy-going, my moms family are more closed off and hide their emotions, and my friends are different than both sides of my family. So I find myself behaving differently with each group.
I don't really put on a different personality when I talk to different people - it's just that some traits of my personality are amplified when I talk to certain people and reduced when I talk to others.. which sorta creates the illusion that I'm a different person, but it's still me. It's sorta like how a chameleon changes colors to blend in with its environment.
Oh, yeah. I'm extremely respectful to people I view as worthy of such respect, I avoid those I despise (which the list is relatively few. It takes a lot to piss me off to the point I despise someone...) and depending on the group of lunatics I'm hanging out with at the time all depends on whether I stick to dry humor, sarcasm, or dark humor.
And I'm a very different person offline than online, though I've tried to change that... unfortunately I seem to be changing my online self more.... curses!