Does it bother or flatter you when people copy you?

#1 Posted by HipHopBeats (2722 posts) -

I mean like friends, family, your girl / boyfriend, people close to you. I generally despise copycats and people with no sense of originality. It's one of my biggest pet peeves.

#2 Posted by thegerg (16058 posts) -

no

#3 Posted by SOedipus (7024 posts) -

It depends on the person.

#4 Posted by Jd1680a (5956 posts) -

i think it all depends on the situation. If people are learning from you or buys items because they like it too, I don't really see it being a copycat.

#5 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (17567 posts) -

That's part of family life. My youngest kid tends to copy her eldest sister. She also copies me whenever I try to render Jingle Bells with my arm pit. I let her. It's just a phase which she'll outgrow.

#6 Posted by deeliman (3479 posts) -

Inb4 someone copying this thread

#7 Posted by jasean79 (2398 posts) -

Copying, how? Like mannerisms, jokes, stories you tell? I guess I would take that as flattery in that they look up to me enough that they want to be like me. :)

#8 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10357 posts) -

no one copies me.

#9 Posted by GazaAli (23796 posts) -

If its someone I value and respect, which happens virtually never, then I feel quite flattered. Otherwise it bugs the shit out of me.

#10 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -

I feel flattered if it is someone I think is cool and admirable. But if its someone who is doing it to experience the life I'm having and they're stealing it away it will annoy me. I know that's kind of selfish to say that my actions are my own but it kind of feels like someone is taking my work away.

#11 Posted by jasean79 (2398 posts) -

@shadowchronicle said:

I feel flattered if it is someone I think is cool and admirable. But if its someone who is doing it to experience the life I'm having and they're stealing it away it will annoy me. I know that's kind of selfish to say that my actions are my own but it kind of feels like someone is taking my work away.

Can you give an example of what you mean by this?

#12 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@SOedipus said:

It depends on the person.

#13 Edited by ShepardCommandr (3270 posts) -

Nobody copies a loser such as myself

#14 Posted by BranKetra (49905 posts) -

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

#15 Posted by sukraj (23979 posts) -

No nobody copies me.

#16 Posted by Iszdope (11293 posts) -

It mowstly scares me.

Mowstly.

#17 Posted by Mercuria1_King (278 posts) -

A little bit of both.

#18 Posted by comp_atkins (32031 posts) -

eh. i don't care. everyone copies everyone while at the same time everyone thinks they're original.

#19 Edited by -Blasphemy- (3272 posts) -

its flattering and i love it! makes me feel special and makes me want to do more crazy stuff just to see if they will do what i do. i used to love it when this girl i liked did it all the time. man dont think i will ever get over how i messed things up with her. :(