A research done by psychologists at Binghamton University in New York indicated that text message replies to queries that concluded with a period were evaluated as less honest than those that did not. The study also found that this perception of dishonesty was true even if the periods were included in responses written by human researchers, not automated systems.
Consequently, it is considered rude by some people to end a text message with a period.
In fact, using periods in texts/messages is becoming so common that there are now apps available for smartphones that will substitute them for you. These include TextNow and Circle, which can be used instead of sending normal texts, and LoveMe, which can be used instead of using regular messages. There are also many third-party sites that will allow you to do the same thing.
So, yes, ending a text message with a period is considered rude by some people.
The usage of a period has taken on a similar connotation in the context of texting. So, to guarantee that your words are received and comprehended with the seriousness you intend, leave the period out of the final phrase. You may even use an exclamation mark to emphasize your seriousness. These punctuation marks are called "shorthand" for goodbye.
People are less inclined to believe you if you use periods in your text messages, according to study. Several studies have demonstrated that the simple act of placing a period at the end of your sentences while texting can significantly alter how your receiver sees your message. Researchers believe this is because people assume that unless you include these punctuation marks, what you're saying is important enough to require a response.
Here's how using periods in texts affects listeners:
They make readers stop and think about what you've written. This gives them time to react or ignore you depending on their situation. So if you want your reader to respond, avoid using periods as they may cause them to skip over what you wrote. On the other hand, if you want to send a strong signal that something is not important, use periods rather than ellipses...or simply don't write any more sentences!
Periods are also used when leaving comments on blogs or social networking sites. Since most users don't want to read long essays, they tend to include short phrases in their comments. These phrases might be questions (like "who is your favorite author?"), opinions (“I love music by Lady Gaga”), or facts (“My brother lives in Germany”).
When leaving comments, users will only include those phrases if they're relevant to their comment.
Without any punctuation, the message is neutral. However, closing that message with a period applies the "seriousness signal" to a word that is often thought of as a positive or neutral affirmative answer. As a result, we may interpret the message as passive-aggressive. Punctuating the sentence with an exclamation point would be more acceptable because it gives the reader warning that there is something funny about what was said.
Reading in between the lines Though periods can still be used to indicate the conclusion of a sentence in a text message, many users will leave them out (especially if the message is only one sentence long). This inclination now effects how we view them slightly. As such, reading between the lines means reading words that imply meaning beyond what is stated explicitly in the message. For example, if someone says in a text message, "I'm going to the store," and then later says, "Oh, and by the way, I bought ice cream," we would assume that she is trying to tell us something without directly saying it.
Punctuation marks express tone and meaning in text messages and online in ways that punctuation marks did not in the written word. A hostile-sounding period, on the other hand, may enrage individuals more than any other mark. Although ending a text message with a period is grammatically valid, it might come out as impolite. Consider how your friend would feel if you ended every sentence with a period.
If you were in person and someone said "Good Night," you would naturally answer. The same politeness requirements apply. How you respond is determined by the sign-off. You may, for example, text "sweet dreams" instead of "GN" or "going to bed." Other ways of saying "good night" include "see you tomorrow" and "<3".
If you are sending a message after you both go to sleep, it's okay to say only "good night" or nothing at all. No response is required.
If you want to say more than just "good night" later on, such as "I love you" or "have a great day," then you should send another message soon after he/she has gone to sleep so they don't get confused about what time zone you are in.
The next morning, when your boyfriend or girlfriend wakes up, they will most likely see that you were not online when you went to sleep. If they remember anything from last night, they will probably wonder what you were thinking about them while you were away from your phone. This can be awkward if you have a relationship where you tell each other how much you care about one another. In this case, you should probably say something.
It's best to keep things simple and say only what you mean.
The climax of texting, on the other hand, is the reaction to a text message or sequence of text messages. The more in-depth the discussion develops while texting, the stronger the yearning for climax. This is known as a dopamine loop. Every time you send a text, your'seek' want is met, and the'reward' is receiving a response. This creates an endless cycle that will have you reaching for your phone even when not wanting to type anything.
Texting can be very effective tool for getting people involved in your story line or simply keeping them up to date with what's happening in your life. However, if used inappropriately, it can also be a very harmful device. It is important to know how to balance being accessible with just plain old disappearing acts in order to avoid creating a negative relationship with your texts.