On the Internet it's easier for me to think, IRL I can be more impulsive about things - good and bad.
I've learned to respect the Internet, despite it being so easy to abuse others with. I simply don't wish to take the easy way out and hide behind the Internet and harass people and stuff like that.
Funny thing - many years ago, someone I kept arguing with badly on the Internet actually sat next to me in class. The argues never left the net.
I think it takes more discipline and experience to respect the Internet and not go verbally a-bombin' people. You don't even have to hold back on the Internet. Face to face, you have little choice. So yes, it does reveal your true self in a way...perhaps not completely though.
I'm just as friendly off the tubes as on them. If I like you, I'll be relatively civil when talking to you. If I don't like you, I've got no objection to letting you know. Only difference is that online, I've got a bit more time to think about how best to insult you for whatever stupid thing you might have said or done, or alternatively, to consider the best way in which to agree wholeheartedly with your perfectly valid and well-spoken point.
"Yeah. I ended up backstabbing Scoria's babe. Deployed an Ubercharge, if you will. Erected a dispenser. Finished her up with a headshot." - Jodd