Are You Texting Like A Jerk? Here’s How You Know.
Sometimes it's hard to convey the right tone when you're texting. LOL!! It's why I like to use lot's of Emojis and abbreviations. LMFAO!!
You don't want to make someone unintendedly mad with your texts. So here's a tiny detail that can supposedly make a huge difference.
A new study out of Binghamton University, found that when you end your texts with a 'period', people think you're less sincere.
So if you write something like, "Hey, shut your pie hole BIOYA" without any punctuation, you actually come off being thought of better.
Like if you were answering someone and wrote "Sure" or "Those pants don't make your butt look big", and don't use a period the person will assume you actually mean what you are texting.
But let's say you write "Sure." Or "I care about your feelings." And you put a period at the end, somehow you come off sounding insincere.
If you really want to come off like you're telling the truth, use an exclamation point! The researchers found that actually makes people trust you the most. AAMOF!
They say it shows how language is evolving because of texting. We can't rely on social cues, so we're subconsciously looking for any clues about tone and that includes punctuation.
But before you change the way you text, the study was done on college undergrads. Maybe the rest of us aren't so into the hidden meaning of punctuation. BFG