Celebrity hype is natural. Every popular personality has a circle of fans and admirers. But why are those who admire someone else's work called differently, and how does a fan differ from a fan? Let's try to figure it out.
Fan - a person who relates to the object of adoration with excessive passion, up to frenzy. It should be noted that they are "fanatical" not only from individuals who demonstrate their talent, but also from areas of art (painting, music, etc.), sports teams and much more.
An admirer is one who admires someone or something. In this case, the object of great sympathy can also be an outstanding person, someone's creative achievements, art, any ideas, and so on.
From the definitions it follows that the decisive role in the issue under consideration is played by the degree of a person's emotional attachment, the level of his enthusiasm for someone or something.
For example, fans, being present at the performance of their favorite artist, are charged with positive energy - they rejoice from the heart, sing along, can dance. After the concert, such spectators leave satisfied and grateful for the minutes of happiness presented by the performer. With renewed vigor, they return to their daily activities.
It is common for fans to look at the idol as a deity. From his mere appearance, they are able to enter into ecstasy. You can often watch fans cry, rush to the stage, and try to reach out to the object of passion. Sometimes the emotional intensity is so great that the case is not complete without ambulances.
It is possible to draw a conclusion about the difference between a fan and a fan by analyzing the tendency of each of them to act aggressively. So, the fan is always peaceful. Although he is able to stand for a long time at the entrance of an adored person for the sake of a cherished autograph or a fleeting counter glance, he will never think about causing any harm or treacherous invasion of the privacy of an outstanding person.
At the same time, some fans may want so much love in return and overwhelming attention from an idol so much that they are able to turn their feelings into a dangerous negative direction. Intrusive phone calls, car damage and even serious crimes are the results of unbridled, uncontrollable passion that manifests itself in its extreme degree.
The aggression of fans can make itself felt in another matter: if someone dared to criticize the "ideal". In this case, the unflattering statement is perceived by fans as a personal insult, and they are ready to get even with the offender. Another example of inappropriate behavior is pogroms in stadiums and other riots that are organized by sports fans, rooting for their team.
However, it is not always common for fans to show aggression. Often, passion is expressed only in the fact that a person tries to get as much information as possible about the life and work of an idol, does not miss a single photo of his "favorite", enters a fan club, where he communicates with like-minded people. This behavior does not harm celebrities in any way.
The degree of interest also distinguishes the fan from the fan. It is enough to closely monitor someone's activities, creativity and enthusiastically collect certain materials, and fans can, but nevertheless, personal life and pressing matters are always in the first place for them..