I actually did have this happen to me when I was a kid, fairly a lot.
I was very awkward looking (my hair was always out of style, I had coke-bottle glasses, braces, acne, etc), extremely clumsy and uncoordinated, my clothing was terribly out of place (my mother had a penchant for haut-couture in a town where everyone wore coveralls), and I was the class brain.
Oh, and I had (and still do) a very distinctive laugh.
It was for all these reasons that I was ripe for the class clown to start imitating some of my mannerisms. And other people would laugh, then join in.
What did I do?
I joined in as well. I hammed it up with them, and made myself even more of a goofball.
Now, people all the time tell me they want to be like me. They say they’re inspired by me.
A former neighbor even told me recently that he missed hearing my laugh every day, because to him it was the sound “pure joy”.
So, I’d say being imitated feels pretty great.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-does-it-feel-when-people-around-you-imitate-you-frequently-and-a-lot
Originally Posted On: 2016-01-18