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Bleed: The Spillover Between Player and Character

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 21, 2017 12:50 AM, last modified Aug 15, 2017 10:25 PM
Participants often engage in role-playing in order to step inside the shoes of another person in a fictional reality that they consider “consequence-free.” However, role-players sometimes experience moments where their real life feelings, thoughts, relationships, and physical states spill over into their characters’ and vice versa. In role-playing studies, we call this phenomenon bleed.[1]
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