There's a reson why you text the way you text.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on April 21, 2020. It has since been updated.
The way we communicate is as important as what we communicate. The way we use our words, the number of words we use to express, and even the associated emotions reveal a lot about the kind of people we are. For example, you may know a few people who are always animated when they talk, they use a lot of hand gestures, they smile a lot, and they are often very friendly people.
The point to note is that communication, through any medium, is about expressing and expressions are the direct manifestation of our thoughts, attitudes, and our personalities. The same fact could be applied to texting as well because that too is communication, albeit through an electronic device. In real lives, we take visual cues to understand the context of the communication by looking at people's faces but that's not possible with texts. Instead, the way we respond to texts or the way we text does reveal a few important aspects of our personalities.
If you text in long sentences and use one text to speak as much as possible then you are the kind of person who understands the value of context in communication. You are someone who believes in deep conversations and meaningful associations. When you express, you wish to put all your thoughts out there and be as straightforward as possible. This is why it's important for you to frame longer texts.
Furthermore, you are the kind of person who is sensitive and takes into account other people's feelings. Why else would you bother with the contextual references in your text? You are, more often than not, someone who is calm, and someone who remains composed even in the most stressful of times. Kudos!
If you send short and multiple texts then you are someone who is filled with energy and vitality. You are an eager person who wants to get things done. You need your communication to reach the other person as soon as you have thought of it and you type fervently so as not to miss out on your train of thought.
This way of texting also reveals that you are a passionate person and once you are gripped with an idea, it is essential that you go through with it. You are ambitious, hard-working, and quite a lovable person in general. In fact, you may be the kind of person that holds a group of friends together and is usually the life of parties.
If your texts are filled with heart symbols, smileys, facepalms, and other emojis then you have a personality that is simple, sweet, and pure. Your emotions are always brimming to the surface and you are not the kind of person to hide them. If you are happy you will show it and if you are sad, you won't hide it. Your emotions are an integral part of your personality and you do not mind revealing them to the world.
Your texts also show that you want the other person to understand the true tone of your message. You want them to visualize your expressions when they read your message, and you want to make sure that there is no ambiguity in communication. This reflects your desire to be truthful and honest in all aspects of your life, and that's just the beauty of who you are. Simply incredible!
If you reply in short curt sentences or in one word like "K," "Sure," "Whatever," etc. then you are someone who is slightly reserved in their thoughts. You may be someone who is not comfortable sharing all aspects of your life with others and there may actually be very few people you like opening up to. And you may be more comfortable opening up in person than over text. You are the sort of person who may incline towards introversion and you like being in your own company. This means that you are someone who is often lost in their own deep thoughts, someone who thinks deeply and with purpose, and you are someone who forms their opinion based on your own reasoning. Your personality is sensitive, logical, and highly independent, and this is what separates you from the crowd.