Saturday December 15, 2018
Home Science & Technology Introverts fi...

Introverts find email errors more annoying

1
//
photo credit :http://articmarketing.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/
Republish
Reprint

New York: Do you become the “grammar police?” when reading emails? If yes, you could be an introvert, suggests new research that established a link between personality traits and reaction of typos and grammatical errors in emails.

Extroverted people are likely to overlook typos and grammatical errors that would cause introverted people to judge the person who makes such errors more negatively, said the study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

“This is the first study to show that the personality traits of listeners/readers have an effect on the interpretation of language,” said the study’s lead author Julie Boland, professor of linguistics and psychology at the University of Michigan in the US.

“In this experiment, we examined the social judgments that readers made about the writers,” Boland noted.

Eighty three participants read email responses to an ad for a housemate that either contained no errors or had been altered to include either typos, such as mkae (make) or abuot (about), or grammar errors, such as to/too, it’s/its or your/you’re.

They rated the email writers in terms of perceived intelligence, friendliness and other attributes, as well as provided information about themselves.

At the end of the experiment, participants were asked if they noticed any grammatical errors in the responses. If they answered “yes,” they indicated how much the errors bothered them.

As expected, participants who reported grammar being important at the beginning of the experiment were more likely to be bothered by grammatical errors at the end, study co-author Robin Queen from the University of Michigan said..

In addition, less agreeable people are more sensitive to grammatical errors, while more conscientious and less open people are sensitive to typos, the researchers said. (IANS)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 NewsGram

  • devika todi

    well, I am introvert and i definitely find errors in the emails annoying. further proof to this research.

Next Story

Disha Patani Calls Herself a Big Introvert

She is grateful to her friends, fan and followers for accepting her in the film industry with open hearts

0
Disha Patani
I am a big introvert, says Disha Patani. (Wikimedia Commons)

Actress Disha Patani, who has featured in films like “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” and “Baaghi 2”, says she is a shy and reserved kind of person in real life.

“I am a big introvert person. Be it walking down the ramp or standing in a huge crowd, I get nervous when I am around a lot of people. Especially during fashion shows, I do feel nervous but I don’t think so much. I just try to focus on my work and give my 100 per cent to everything,” Disha Patani told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

The 26-year-old star on Sunday attended Bombay Times Fashion Week 2018, where she was a showstopper for KALKI’s wedding collection ‘Athena’.

Disha Patani walked the ramp in a melon pink lehenga with layered embroidery in vintage English colours embellished with gold metal threads and resham for the brand, which she likes for its Indo-Western collection.

Disha Patani
Actress Disha Patani. Instagram

The actress is currently preparing for her next film “Bharat”, in which she will share screen space with superstar Salman Khan.

“Salman sir is a great co-star. He helped me a lot in shooting. He is hardworking. I learned so much from him. He shoots with a lot of dedication and always puts his best in each shot. He is one of the most helpful persons I have met,” Disha added.

You May Also Like to Read About- Blockchain-Powered Smartphone Exodus By HTC

She is grateful to her friends, fan and followers for accepting her in the film industry with open hearts.

“I am fortunate that people have liked my work and appreciated me. Their love has inspired me to keep working hard. I hope I keep continuing good work always.” (IANS)