Psychologists conducted an experiment involving 83 people who have proposed to read the answers in e-mail messages about finding a roommate. The texts could contain typos and grammatical errors. The participants of the experiment was to select those letters, which seemed to them a most friendly and convincing.
The study showed that extroverts were building up their judgments about the text regardless of the presence of typos and grammatical errors, while introverts immediately changed their attitude to “ignorant” to the author of the letter.
“This is the first study that showed that the personality traits of listeners or readers influenced their perception of the language,” said Julie Boland, Professor of linguistics and psychology at the University of Michigan.Related posts: