This One Text Is Annoying To The Core And You Need To Stop Sending It Right Now (2 of 2)
Alicia Hough, a wellness expert from The Product Analyst advises us against the usage of short responses like “not sure” in texting. She observes that people often read the hidden meaning in the texts and sending someone a simple “not sure” denotes that you aren’t so much interested in the chat.
Therefore, she recommends that you wait until you are actually willing to talk instead of hurriedly saying anything annoying. Late replies are still better for people who understand you may not be available at all times.
Never ever send an apology via text unless meeting the person is not practicable. Most of the time, a text apology feels insincere. This is for the reason that you don’t just apologize with words. It is mostly the tone, body language, and demeanor that shows a person you genuinely mean your words.
Sheryl Turkle, a Social Scientist from MIT notes that a face-to-face apology is a hundred ranks above one that is communicated through text. It is so because in the former we empathize and can tell from the person’s conduct whether or not they are actually sorry.
As David Foley aptly puts, when you reply to someone with just a “K” or “Okay,” you are directly expressing your lack of interest in the conversation and that you eagerly desire for it to end. Therefore, if you don’t intend to quickly wrap up the chat, steer clear of one-word responses.
Moreover, if your texts are always too precise, your close ones won’t find you reliable and someone they can pour their heart out to, adds David. Foley is the founder of Unify Cosmos and teaches mediation.
When you start a text conversation with a single word like “hey” or even “hi,” you come across as unintelligent, disinterested, and bored, says Julian Ilson, the founder of We3, a popular friendship app.
If you are actually interested in having a good conversation with someone, make sure to add some substance to your text in order to make them feel more desirous of responding. If you have nothing particular to discuss, accompany your “hey” with some question or express an opinion.
These are known to be response-triggering messages, i.e. the other person will immediately have something to say and from there you can let the chat take its course. These are all the texting etiquettes that we feel are necessary for everyone to be aware of.