Terro Wrote:A lot of it would tend towards mindset. Think of it just in aspects of yourself. When you're driving in your car, you might be using the mindset of you when back in your old driver's ed class, but then someone cuts you off and it's the you who was sitting on the couch angrily running over pedestrians while playing the latest grand theft auto game.
I only have one real aspect that I shift into, and it only happens once in a blue moon. It happens during periods of high emotion or times when I feel in danger and start running on adrenaline. If a person has multiple personas they shift into, they might shift based on what they feel is best. If you had a past life as a shrewd trader with a mastery of haggling, it might come up the next time you're crunched between prices of items in the mall, but it won't come up when you find out a friend of yours just sleighted you.
-nod- I agree. It depends on what aspect is most beneficial. For example, when I am writing part of my novel, I use aspects of myself that were in the forefront when I read all those novels when I was younger, and aspects of myself that have lived on planets similar to the ones I make up. But when I need to think logically and cut myself off from emotions to better evaluate things, I use an aspect that rarely has emotions. Etc.
I think it's a subconcious thing, like a machine that knows what is necessary when. I don't seem to have the same troubles spanky once did, with one aspect elbowing another out of the way. I see myself as a well oiled machine in that way, at least in the way that I act.
I also can pull up an aspect when I want to write things down so I can get a handle on exactly what happened before my Merging. I did that just earlier. When I do so, they come to the forefront/the driver's seat and I get their memories in emotions, images, and thoughts that aren't the way humans tend to think. It's like a single thought engulfs a whole idea/story, and I then have to take it in, organize it, toss out the parts that arent necessary and then figure out a way to put it into english.
I apparently shift a lot when I first meet people. I think it's my aspects way of each getting a feeling for the person, and a way to test if they notice or not, and if they do, if they say anything or if it freaks them out.