on January 28th, 2011 at 07:11 pm
But isn't this just what most of us do most of the time? We might not gussy it up by making it all about a celeb, but most people certainly have some pretty weird ideas about most other people - their ex boyfriend, their ex boyfriend's new girlfriend, their mother, that godawful woman who runs the bookshop and who always looks drunk....
Not to mention the construct that they have about themselves.
Really, I'm amazed that any of us can communicate with anyone else, whether we know them or not. That oneself, as a quasi- public person, is the target of other people's projections shouldn't come as a surprise: you're the target of those projections within the network of family and friends as it is.