Contrasts, what a wide subject I opened up with that one!
Over the weekend I once again saw the contrast in one person between the sober and drunk versions. What a contrast! The one friendly, loving; the other surly, verging on the dangerous. By the end of that I was disgusted and wanted nothing more to do with them.
I know some pretty quiet people who are suddenly noisy, laughing life-of-the-party when drunk. Which is real? They are both positive, displaying different ‘faces’ of the positive side.
I know some reasonable outgoing types who retreat into apparently morose silence when drunk; do they force their attention when sober and allow it to focus internally only when they are drunk?
Does the real person come out when someone is drunk? Or is the real person the one who behaves as they desire, supressing aspects of themselves they don’t like?