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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Your text messages = the real you!


Show me your phone inbox and I will tell what kind of a person you really are. And I don't need to be a rocket scientist to do that. Anyone can. Texting is wonderful area to study and helps in understanding what a person is doing or can be doing. I know about some researchers who are interested in this phenomena and that proper studies are being done about the texting habits and how it can influence a person and his/her behaviour but here are certain points that you might find useful and see if it is the same in your life as well. If you are a parent or want to watch out younger ones in your family falling into this trap, think about these.
  • We love love love love and love our text messages
  • Texting is often used as an alibi to look busy, to ward off boredom or to just look cool
  • You tend to say more direct, curt and personal stuff while texting, most of what you would never say in person
  • More people use texts or bullying, sexting and undesired not-so-great things
  • According to a study, 13% of the kids engage in sexting sending suggestive messages and almost the same number have taken part in exchanging nude or explicit photos
  • The same study also showed that sexting can be fun but almost always leads to not so positive experience for those involved
  • Texting can be really addictive and become twice more tough to quit than smoking!
So how can you tame this addiction and get out of situations where you send out a text and feel bad?

Do not send out a hate text or mail in the first place. Save it to drafts and revisit it later. Edit, delete and rephrase all the hate content if you actually want to send. A call is always better than a text. It saves a lot of time and emotional baggage.

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." -- Oscar Wilde.
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