Well, that’s according to a new study conducted by WebMD after they surveyed more than 2,200 college psychology class students regarding their texting frequency. Rather than focusing on spiritual or moral goals, its looks like teens and young adults that text extensively, like those that dish out more than 300 messages per day, are more likely to exhibit the qualities of being shallow.
University of Winnipeg associate professor of psychology, Paul Trapnell, said, “Heavy texters do seem to be a little more materialistic and less concerned about inward growth.” That’s hardly a surprise to some people out there, as they argue that connected media actually makes them more disconnected than anything else.
Heck, just take a quick look at the hit teen movie “Clueless” from the mid-90s that starred none other than Alicia Silverstone as Miss Superficial herself. Even back then, it seems that the cell phone affected young adults on the verge of full blown adulthood.
Well, if you happen to know someone that fits this category, maybe it’s time you sit down and given them that good old talk? And you never know, you might be able to change them and bring them back to their good-natured ways of yesterday.
source: WebMD via Textually