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2,590 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by HilaryH

Does the way that people type on the Internet reflect their personality in real life?


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14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/1/07 - 6:20:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I find that people who use netspeak are generally less mature than those who type properly.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/1/07 - 6:24:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/1/07 - 8:50:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I find people who can type in the English language much more interesting people.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/1/07 - 10:34:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I find those who do not type in complete sentences and who do not have at least a mild understanding of spelling and punctuation generally stupid. I don't associate with them.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/1/07 - 11:13:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes.
Exhibit a) I have a very intelligent friend. Let's say his name is Bob. He's very calm about almost everything, and very proper in the way he speaks in real life. He rarely, if ever, uses netspeak, his only uses 'brb' and 'lol'. And neither of those very often. Now, one might say that it's because he's intelligent that he types in completely sentences with good grammar, spelling, etc. And he is smart, but I have a different theory.
Exhibit b) He's a friend of mine, Larry, who uses quite a lot of 'u's and 'r's in his sentences (on their own, of course). He's not stupid, but he is far more excitable than Bob.
Now, my conclusion is that people who are calmer, like Bob, tend to take the time to write in completely sentences. They're the kind who pause a moment in their speech to take a hit, because they know that they can't let it burn down, wasting the weed. Larry, on the other hand, is excitable, and can't focus long enough to write it all out.
<cont>
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/1/07 - 11:15:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
My good friend types like a n00b, but he's actually really a nice person and all.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/1/07 - 11:16:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Now, this does not mean that there are not stupid people who write in netspeak, because a majority of the people who do probably have a lower IQ than your average bear--metaphorically speaking, of course.
I tend to like people who write out in fuller sentences because they are calmer and less apt to say something stupid. They think about what they're going to say before they say it. And they're usually better to smoke with.

Yeah, I could've made that a lot shorter, but I'm really bored, and I don't have anything better to do. You didn't have to read through the whole thing.

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 12:59:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes. Like if 'ur typin lyk dis,' I'd think you were lazy in real life. But then again, I'm the laziest person ever and I type quite fine.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 1:03:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hope not.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 9:18:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
no way. i have been told im quite smart, and i get excellent grades in school, but i very often use "netspeak" on the internet. it has nothing to do with intelligence
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 9:48:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, not in all cases. Usually there is no connection.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 10:13:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's not enough info to go on. You can deduce something about their intelligence based on their writing style.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 10:23:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I find that people who use emoticons more tend to have a more bubly personality.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 10:32:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
People that type everything properly in IMs are usually the most stuck up.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 7/3/07 - 12:23:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. It shows their education, and how they think
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 7/3/07 - 7:02:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah. The loudest and opinionated people on here are probably the shyest person you'd ever met in real life.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 7/5/07 - 4:06:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hell no. Many people who type netspeak, can actually spell, and are just using netspeak for it's purpose. To type faster in chatrooms.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 7/5/07 - 11:24:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/5/2007 4:06:01 AM Flare13 wrote:
Hell no. Many people who type netspeak, can actually spell, and are just using netspeak for it's purpose. To type faster in chatrooms.

I'm going to disagree with you there.

There's a trend of kids who use "netspeak" so frequently, that they end up using it outside situations, where the ability to "actually spell" as you put it is needed. The link shows a clip of a news story a little while back that found students using in papers "words" like b4, dis, da, dat, wat, etc. (However, if you click the link to find the full story, you're sent to an error page.)

http://www.topix.net/city/camilla-ga/200...

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 7/6/07 - 2:37:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/5/2007 11:24:59 AM Map750 wrote:
On 7/5/2007 4:06:01 AM Flare13 wrote: Hell no. Many people who type netspeak, can actually spell, and are just using netspeak for it's purpose. To type faster in chatrooms. I'm going to disagree with you there. There's a trend of kids who use "netspeak" so frequently, that they end up using it outside situations, where the ability to "actually spell" as you put it is needed. The link shows a clip of a news story a little while back that found students using in papers "words" like b4, dis, da, dat, wat, etc. (However, if you click the link to find the full story, you're sent to an error page.) http://www.topix.net/city/camilla-ga/200...

So after that incident, you decide to judge everybody?
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 7/6/07 - 12:15:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't judge a book by a cover, I don't see how a person types as a reflection of their personality.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/9/07 - 1:48:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/5/2007 4:06:01 AM Flare13 wrote:
Hell no. Many people who type netspeak, can actually spell, and are just using netspeak for it's purpose. To type faster in chatrooms.

I AGREE

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/9/07 - 2:04:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, that question kinda reminded me of that story about discovering a person's personality by the way they treat their waiter...
And I really dislike people who "r typin lyk dis" it always takes me a while to decode the message...
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/9/07 - 2:04:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
is "kinda" netspeak? Cause then I might have made an ass of myself, lol ;)
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 7/9/07 - 2:07:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think "kinda" is okay.
13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 2/18/08 - 6:20:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe for some people but not everyone

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