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Do we become a person by imitating him / her?

It happened with me, not sure with how many others. I tend to get influenced by some people so much that I invariably end up imitating them...! Not sure what makes me think that I have become like him / her by mere imitation..! Well, it did not work with me... I just thought I am good by myself after the influence weakens on my mind. But your theory is rekindling the spirit in me to ask you this...

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  • Oct 11 2012: If I imitate someone's handwriting and talking style, what good am I picking.. That is what I meant by imitating. not habits. I feel that it is mere influence. In fact I feel ridiculous looking back that I have spend so much time imitating people; well, in that time I could have built a beautiful self..!!!
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      Oct 11 2012: Some people gain from trying some of the things their mentors or those they respect most have done. Ultimately, though, you need to choose what sorts of behaviors work best for you.

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