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Are Fans Like Their Idols?

I've never thought about this until now but does a particular player attract fans that have similar personalities to them? In other words, do fans behave like their idols? For example:

Maria Sharapova: fans seemed to be the younger bunch, girly, childish, bitchy
Serena: fans with strong personality, obnoxious, tend to make alot of excuses, controlling, wild.
Venus: fans are those who are more mature, reasonable, respectful, more layback
Lindsay: very similiar to Venus fans accept with occasional sarcasm that's subtle but effective
Elena D: fans are sarcastic, funny, not too serious, doesn't have a lot of confident
Justine: fans are boring, down low, quiet, not flashy
Hingis: fans are clever, confident, sarcastic, tend to make bold statements, likes to talk trash.

This is just my analogy, don't take it too seriously
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Re: Are Fans Like Their Idols?

I totally agree!! lol except for the part that sharapova's fans are girly. Not only girls cheer for maria
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*checks ass in mirror*

Sadly, no.

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I've never thought about this until now but does a particular player attract fans that have similar personalities to them? In other words, do fans behave like their idols? For example:

Maria Sharapova: fans seemed to be the younger bunch, girly, childish, bitchy
Serena: fans with strong personality, obnoxious, tend to make alot of excuses, controlling, wild.
Venus: fans are those who are more mature, reasonable, respectful, more layback
Lindsay: very similiar to Venus fans accept with occasional sarcasm that's subtle but effective
Elena D: fans are sarcastic, funny, not too serious, doesn't have a lot of confident
Justine: fans are boring, down low, quiet, not flashy
Hingis: fans are clever, confident, sarcastic, tend to make bold statements, likes to talk trash.

This is just my analogy, don't take it too seriously
And what category are you belong to?
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And what category are you belong to?
all of the above
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Re: Are Fans Like Their Idols?

Yay! I'm:
clever, confident, sarcastic, tend to make bold statements, likes to talk trash!

and yes, I do agree that fans tend to be attracted to players with similar personalities and behaviour.

I ♥ Hingis
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all of the above
Good for you...

me too
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"Lindsay: very similiar to Venus fans accept with occasional sarcasm that's subtle but effective"

Thanks babe.
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Venus: fans are those who are more mature, reasonable, respectful, more laidback
Elena D: fans are sarcastic, funny, not too serious, doesn't have a lot of confidence
Mature? Check. Reasonable? Check. Respectful? Check. Laidback? Check.

Sarcastic? Check. Funny? Depends on whom you ask. Not too serious? Depends. Not much confidence? Check.

Good stuff.
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Sadly, no.


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Imagine the fan who is girly, childish, bitchy, obnoxious, controlling, wild, mature, reasonable, sarcastic, funny, boring, quiet, clever, confident and likes to talk trash.

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I've never thought about this until now but does a particular player attract fans that have similar personalities to them? In other words, do fans behave like their idols? For example:

Maria Sharapova: fans seemed to be the younger bunch, girly, childish, bitchy
Serena: fans with strong personality, obnoxious, tend to make alot of excuses, controlling, wild.
Venus: fans are those who are more mature, reasonable, respectful, more layback
Lindsay: very similiar to Venus fans accept with occasional sarcasm that's subtle but effective
Elena D: fans are sarcastic, funny, not too serious, doesn't have a lot of confident
Justine: fans are boring, down low, quiet, not flashy
Hingis: fans are clever, confident, sarcastic, tend to make bold statements, likes to talk trash.

This is just my analogy, don't take it too seriously
i didn't take it too seriously. i think it is mad funny, yo. you're right about venus fans. we are layback sometimes too layback. i mean if we were anymore layback we'd be sound asleep we so layback. are there any players you think are layback? i can't think of any player as layback as venus. maybe kim clijster is layback like venus is layback. what do you think? is kim clijster layback like venus is layback?
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So I'm young, funny, and bitchy with a strong personality that can be childish and obnoxious. I'm also a bit wild and sarcastic in a totally girly way. I can be controlling at times but never too serious. I also have some confidence issues.

Hmmm.
but if you were a venus fan you'd be layback. c'mon gurl join the layback club.
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Re: Are Fans Like Their Idols?

I know you're just having fun, but I do think a lot of us pick our faves based on what we perceive as similarities.

For example, I'd also add that I share Lena's qualities of shyness and intelligence, as well as a chronically inconsistent serve.

The downside is, of course, that I'm not rich or smokin' hot.

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