Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages.
she likes carrying around random rags for no reason
This is actually a common trait of golden retrievers! They’ll do it with toys, socks, rags, etc. Holding things in their mouths acts kind of like a pacifier to them and is much like a coping mechanism to help them handle their emotions (both good and bad). Our golden usually grabs our socks and carries them around when happy to see us, or when she gets scared or embarrassed.