…whenever someone compares me to someone else (especially celebrities). It’s because I’ve been compared more to personalities than faces. I suppose people think they are giving you a compliment.

On that wonderful note… “It’s Doppelgänger week on Facebook; change your profile picture to someone famous (actor, musician, athlete, etc.) you have been told you look like.”

Sure, it’s natural to compare. I figured that this week I would be seeing a lot of Megan Fox’s and Brad Pitt’s, but it was far from that within my Facebook community. It was more of friends mocking themselves, or perhaps they chose doppelgangers that I did not see any resemblance to?

A doppelgänger (däpəlˌga ng ər) is “an apparition or double of a living person”.

It is a borrowed German word. In English, the term doppelganger refers to a look-alike with far less serious connotations. In literature as well as in real life, seeing your doppelganger was generally considered an omen.

My initial reaction to this news worthy trend was that it can give some insight into how a person sees themselves. You’re a Jim Carrey today? Is that because you’re funny or do you have that goofy smile? Megan Fox? Well, not even going to go there. It is definitely a fun idea but if you have to choose your own doppelganger (or generally if you read too much into it), it gets a little wierd.

Pam from “The Office” (left) has never looked like me. In addition, I spent way too much time online sorting through my “face doubles“. After denying that I could possibly look like Janice from Mean Girls or Tilda Swinton, I settled.

What do you think?

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