I think this probably happens all the time! At least I know I have “miss read” a text before. Miscommunication from texting has happened to everyone. But can it cause relationships to end? In short, yes.
According to the Independent, a new study of 2,000 adults finds:
- One-third of adults have fallen out with someone after misreading texts.
- Four in ten can spend hours trying to decode the text to see if the person is just kidding or really annoyed.
- One in five assumed someone was in a mood… when they weren’t
When it comes to what types of texts and emails are being overanalyzed, 35% say it’s primarily from work colleagues, 20% say a partner, and 13% say love interest. Because of this, 23% of people waited to respond until they were face-to-face, to avoid any miscommunication. Probably a good idea.
Age also plays a factor, as feelings of anxiety were heightened for 41% of 18-24-year-olds, but only for one in 10 of those over the age of 55. Interesting …