8 sure signs you’re texting way too much / Daily Dot LOL

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I thought we were getting to know each other, but then she admitted to me how she really felt… about my texting.

It wasn’t the first time someone told me that I was a “prolific texter.” The words rolled off her tongue in a combination of both awe and fear, communicating a pointed question: “Do you really have that much to say via text?” I do, girl. I do.

Still, I was startled: “Am I not just an emotionally intelligent and opinionated intellectual who prefers textual one-on-one communication with others to one big #crowdsourcemylife?” Then I was like: “Hey, I am a writer, so what do you expect?” Either way, her comment felt like a put-down. But I’ve gotten used to it. I know what I am: a prolific texter.

Instead of isolating myself, I seek out others like me. And while I do take joy in prolifically texting with a few select individuals, the majority get a brief, transactional replies in which I attempt to match the tone and style of their texts rather than truly express myself to them in this medium I adore.

Read the 8 signs here: http://www.dailydot.com/lol/8-signs-you-text-too-much/