Miscommunication Through Texting

With the world constantly advancing we can see a change in the behavior of the younger generations. Phone calls are a rarity and texting is in. Texting has taken over the communication world and has become the driving force for everyday communication. For many, receiving a phone call from someone other than your parents or grandparents seems strange!

Although texting seems to be the most common mode of communication these days, many downfalls come with this. Melissa Ritter, Ph.D., wrote an article for Psychology Today outlining reasons why texting and emailing often leads to miscommunication. Here are a few key points Ritter mentions throughout the article. The absence of facial expression, tone of voice, and the presence of the other person leads to the chances of miscommunication to occur while texting (Ritter, 2015). Ritter also emphasizes how a person’s current mood and connection between the sender and receiver can alter the definition of the text and its true meaning (Ritter,2015).

I highly recommend checking out this article as Ritter also lists ways that we can mitigate this miscommunication while texting. This is something that is important and relevant for all of us!



Ritter, M. (2015, February 15). Why Is There So Much Miscommunication Via Email and Text? Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/contemporary-psychoanalysis-in-action/201502/why-is-there-so-much-miscommunication-email-and

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