The opinion character steps forward within a moment where the opinion character believes that its information carries weight within the current scenario. The opinion character will then add its 2 cents to the discussion where he will tell those around him what it is, that his opinion of the matter is.
But the opinion character is drawing his information from a database of stored knowledge and information in the mind. Whether this knowledge and information was heard, seen, read or experienced, the opinion character will with absolute conviction state that his opinion carries weight and should be considered within the scenario that is presented.
Secretly though, the opinion character receives his worth through others considering what it is that his opinions are, and will thus continue the cycle by making opinions where and as he can, as the opinion character has only one purpose – “You must listen to the opinions that I have and find the value in them, because when you do, I (the opinion character) believes that you value me (the opinion character).”
The opinion character does not in fact value his own opinions, but seeks validation through others validating his opinions, which is fascinating to watch because the opinion character will actually fight for his own opinions to be validated by others, by others agreeing that his opinions are valid and should be considered, while secretly not being absolutely sure within himself that what he is saying has any value.
The importance of the opinion character is to have the experience within himself of being ‘right’ and he will fight for his opinion to be seen as right by others, but when the opinion character is shown the error in his ways of thinking or seeing or what he heard, the opinion character will immediately change focus so as not to wonder on his own mistakes.
The opinion character has learnt through past experiences that when he makes statements such as “I heard that….” or “What I believe I saw was…” which are mutated mechanisms that the opinion character can use, so as to not seem to be the source of the ‘wrong’ information if the information is rejected by those around him, thus the opinion character is able to reject the information himself when others also reject the information, but stands in a position to claim the benefits of being the source of the information when others accept the opinion of the opinion character.