Relaying emotions through text ._.
by, 06-13-2012 at 08:09 AM (1340 Views)
Sometimes I really wonder what people look like behind the computer screen, based on how they type! It can be pretty hilarious sometimes x'D
(If you read all of this, you get a cookie x'D It's just random stuff, don't worry about reading it lol)
I try to keep a happy attitude (and show it) while typing, so people feel more welcomed talking to me~! :D I feel that it's a lot easier to talk to someone if they sound like they're enjoying the conversation and not wishing that your fingers would snap off and/or you'd just leave them alone. (Like, if I asked someone how their day was and they just responded with a 'Good.' it's kinda hard to imagine them happy, right?)
Sometimes my awkward might kick in and I feel that some emotion needs to be put in so it doesn't seem upset or whatever, I use a x'D face. I use that one a lot. ._____. I know I can abuse emotions sometimes, but usually I only use them excessively while talking to a close friend, or if I'm just throwing up text like I am now x'D
It's really hard, as either a commissioner or someone working for another, to communicate with someone that shows little to no emotion. I understand if they're trying to keep a professional aura about them (hey, believe it or not I actually minimize emotions too! x'D), but please, SOME emotion would be nice! It's hard to tell if my commissioner is really pleased with my work or not. It's something I strive really hard for - I don't care if I end up doing a lot of extra work for free, I just want them to be pleased! Miscommunication is awful, and I want to make sure that we're both on the same page.
Same thing when I'm asking work from anyone. If I'm pleased or not, I try to be kind. (No one likes to be crushed.) I try to explain in the most friendly way possible that I don't like something, could they please change it? + suggestion ^^ I also point out things I like, even if it is hard sometimes! It really makes working with each other more pleasant on both sides, and people will remember and want to work with you again.
Now when being all business-like and professional, you can use 'aha' and at least the ol' :) here and there. Nothing wrong with that! It's a lot nicer than droning on and on with someone like a robot, waiting for the opportunity to excuse yourself and run away. I've also worked with people that don't use any emotion in their text. It's a lot harder, but there's bits and quirks and little words (how they say them) that I can pick up on to know that they're pleased. It's like learning a different language sometimes x'D
When someone is confused, they can often come off a little harsh, whether it sounds that way or not. If you have a post with no emotion anywhere, you could read it however you want, but it would probably come off either extremely boring, or angry. This is where "Ums" "Hmms" and "...?s" can make a big difference! ^^
Imagine that you've just spent hours on something that you're extremely proud of, and you're about to present it to your commissioner! :D
"What is that" or simply a "..."
:c It's enough to make your heart stop. I worked with someone for a long time that did that, but then seconds later he would jump with excitement. "It's awesome! Good job! :)"
I've also had a friend with an experience where the person working for him.. well, if you thanked them, they wouldn't respond. If you used emotion, they'd ignore it or not respond. If you just talked normal with no happy attitude whatsoever, then they would respond.
I wonder what they're like irl? Would they stare blankly past me if I smiled? If I said it looked nice outside today? x'D
There's also the confusion with some of my friends... in real life, they're really intelligent, have great speaking skills, love to write stories, and everything like that! ^^ "Great! Let's chat online sometime! Let's RP!" I give them my information and I build up so much excitement while I wait for them to come online when I get home. I have a literate RP set up, extremely fancy and such detail and everything... and you won't believe the response I got x'D It clearly did not match what I thought they were. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with people who shorten things, who maybe don't thing as well (it's the Internet, you can afford to be more relaxed too), etc. It was just a little funny to think about how different my friend was online and in the real world.
On a last misc note (look at how much I rambled :'D), a lot of people get annoyed when you use TOO much emotion. (I do too. And... I hope you aren't annoyed at me for using a lot! >_<' ) If you use smilies a lot in a row, like this :D :D :D, or you even use MORE than that... well...
Good luck getting the title 'n00b' off of your back x'D
That's all for today! :'D Please don't glare at me, ignore this blog (oh wait.. yeah you can do that), or call me a n00b! Thanks~!
*Not talking about anyone here in particular! x'D
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