Knox faculty studies Email: What Ur Email Style Says About U


What does your email style say about you? Beware, new research is saying that too many typos or excessive punctuation could make you look apathetic or girly.

“This is something that is so new for humans, and it’s a very artificial way to interact when you think about it,” said study researcher Frank McAndrew, of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., referring to the lack of many of the physical signals we take for granted when having a discussion in person….

McAndrew and his colleagues asked 166 undergraduates to read emails with slight tweaks to their style and grammar… Participants were then asked to rate the emotional tone of the email and note what kind of relationship they believed the recipient had with the writer…