It's no mystery that a lot of particular molds are popular and that many of us can find as many as 20 of our same doll within 50 miles of each other, so what makes our dolls genuinely unique? I've seen dozens of box-opening photostories and I've noticed that even if they're the same exact mold, completely unpainted or otherwise 'marked' by their owners yet, they still have very distinct looks and personalities. So what is it about your doll that you think defines its "fingerprint"? I'm talking about something deeper than faceups, clothes, or wigs. I'm talking about that first impression, that first smile, smirk, or frown. How did your doll identify itself? For those of you who bought your doll with the idea of it personifying a character of yours, what drew you to it? If you brought it home with every intention of it being your character and it clearly had other plans, how did the new character develop? If a doll you thought would be perfect "rejected" the identity you tried to give it, how did this hinder/help/change the bonding process? Edit: WOW who dug this one up? xD Such an old thread of mine, but have at it, it still makes for good discussion! I wonder how the answers will change, over a year from when I first posed the question, hmm.. Edit Edit: Oh goodness, dug up again I see. Well, have at it then!