I'm so curious what readers will say! Take what I say with the usual grain of salt, but I think someone who prefers to speak face-to-face is outgoing and gregarious, maybe? Someone who likes to have the full range of responses, both verbal and non-verbal. To me, someone who likes to talk on the phone is confident, because it's a medium that can intrude on people who might be sleeping, deep in the middle of something, and so on.
Email seems more polite -- the receiver can open it when they have time to, respond when they have time, delete if they really don't want to communicate with you, unlike phone or face-to-face. On the other hand, there's no tone or facial expressions to give the reader a clue as to whether you're kidding, or taking a swipe at them or whatever. It can lead to misunderstandings.
Texting . . . well, it seems too personal and casual for communicating with acquaintances or business contacts, right? You have to kind of know someone well to text "I'll b there @ 7 c u," right? It's also pretty intrusive and seems urgent enough to demand an immediate response.
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My preference? Email. Of course I meet people face-to-face, but other than that, I like email. For some reason, I have never liked talking on the telephone that much, and when I have to place a call to someone, I find myself procrastinating for some dumb reason! I only text family, really, and both son and daughter criticize me -- an English professor -- for using all the abbreviations. My response is hey, everyone else gets to use all the shortcuts, why should I have to type everything out?
Tell me which form of communication you prefer! My curiosity is getting the better of me.
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