Ending Your Text With A Period Can Make You Appear Insensitive

Texting is tearing apart relationships.

Celia KlinBinghamton University"Texting is lacking many of the social cues used in actual face-to-face conversations. When speaking, people easily convey social and emotional information with eye gaze, facial expressions, tone of voice, pauses, and so on. People obviously can’t use these mechanisms when they are texting. Thus, it makes sense that texters rely on what they have available to them — emoticons, deliberate misspellings that mimic speech sounds and, according to our data, punctuation."

"For example, the messages “Yeah it’s fine” or “Yeah it’s fine!” seem a lot less intense than “Yeah it’s fine.” The period in the second example makes the message seem less relaxed and a lot more final." When it comes to texting be courteous and keep in mind, your punctuation sometimes means just as much as your words.

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