History ThirdPersonPerson / RealLife

10th Apr '16 4:36:15 PM BrendanRizzo
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* [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar's]] autobiographical ''Literature/CommentariesOnTheGallicWar'' and ''The Civil War'' are written in this fashion. Despite having an ego roughly the size of the Campus Martius, Caesar chose third person to disguise his heavily biased propaganda efforts as balanced, dispassionate histories.

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* [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar's]] autobiographical ''Literature/CommentariesOnTheGallicWar'' and ''The Civil War'' are written in this fashion. Despite (or perhaps ''because of'') having an ego roughly the size of the Campus Martius, Caesar chose third person to disguise his heavily biased propaganda efforts as balanced, dispassionate histories.
29th Dec '15 8:13:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Texas songwriter/humorist/politician [[KinkyFriedman Richard S. "Kinky" "the Kinkster" Friedman]] is known for referring to himself in the third person, though it's tongue-in-cheek on his part.

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* Texas songwriter/humorist/politician [[KinkyFriedman [[Music/KinkyFriedman Richard S. "Kinky" "the Kinkster" Friedman]] is known for referring to himself in the third person, though it's tongue-in-cheek on his part.
27th Nov '15 5:18:28 PM nombretomado
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** Also spoofed by ''TheSimpsons'' on more than one occasion.

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** Also spoofed by ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' on more than one occasion.



** ''SaturdayNightLive'' made it a RunningGag throughout his presidential campaign in TheNineties.

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** ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' made it a RunningGag throughout his presidential campaign in TheNineties.
4th Sep '15 8:41:20 PM nombretomado
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* [[FollowTheLeader Followed in all these respects]] by ''Les Mémoires'' by NapoleonBonaparte.

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* [[FollowTheLeader Followed in all these respects]] by ''Les Mémoires'' by NapoleonBonaparte.UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte.
28th May '15 7:28:40 AM Glim
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* According to [[https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=336&dat=19580207&id=TBcuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=e0gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7072,1197811&hl=en some sources]], [[Creator/GinaLollobrigida Gina Lollobrigida]] also has this penchant.
21st Apr '15 2:26:47 PM StarTropes
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* Parents do this with their children when saying things like "Mommy's here."
6th Apr '15 10:41:10 AM nombretomado
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* DouglasMacArthur did not simply refer to himself as Doug, oh no. He preferred his [[LastNameBasis last name]], [=MacArthur=].

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* DouglasMacArthur UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur did not simply refer to himself as Doug, oh no. He preferred his [[LastNameBasis last name]], [=MacArthur=].
24th Mar '15 7:45:57 AM dotchan
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* Apparently OdaNobunaga had a habit of doing this--or, at least, he's depicted as doing so in many depictions of him.
14th Jan '15 1:25:45 PM Glim
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* Ma Yoga Laxmi, the secretary of Osho, always referred to herself in the third person for spiritual reasons.

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* Many Indian mystics, including Ma Yoga Laxmi, the secretary of Osho, always Swami Ramdas, and Anandamayi Ma referred to herself themselves in the third person for spiritual reasons.
10th Jan '15 10:02:21 PM UrthWyrm
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* DouglasMacArthur did not simply refer to himself as Doug, oh no. He preferred his last name, [=MacArthur=].

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* DouglasMacArthur did not simply refer to himself as Doug, oh no. He preferred his [[LastNameBasis last name, name]], [=MacArthur=].
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