Frequent teen and young adult texters are found to be more shallow, like totally
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
1. AndresJ (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
You gotta be kidding me, this is the worst article ever, only read 2 sentences and it blew my mind. no really who makes these kinds of studies?
2. christianqwerty (Posts: 456; Member since: 05 May 2011)
I'm a teenager, I love technology and I'm on my cell phone a lot, and i am not shallow
3. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)
or you just don't recognize that you are... ;)
4. andro. (Posts: 1890; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
These are the 'iphone generation'
Pretty pointless study at the same time!
9. stealthd (Posts: 747; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Flawless logic you've got there. Despite market share pointing to these shallow teens being more likely to use Android, and this article having nothing to do with smartphones to begin with, you still find a way to bash the iPhone.
Congrats on being a pathological troll.
13. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
I couldn't agree with you more. I mean, if you look at all the facts in the article, you can easily see that iPhone users make up about 125.67% of the shallow texters, not to mention the part that shows that -24.3% of Android users are shallow. I wholeheartedly thank you for bringing this to the attention of the masses!
5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1429; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
More than 300 messages per day...
That doesn't end here,
Add twitter facebook, it'll be more than 5000 messages per day.
10. BattleBrat (Posts: 853; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
There you have it folks! PROOF that an iPhone will EAT your soul! J/K The heavy texters i know prefer physical keyboards....
12. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
What's next? That the shallow people mostly have Blackberry's? *rolleyes*
15. BattleBrat (Posts: 853; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
No, most of the texters I know use android phones w/ slide out keyboards.....
14. Borrie69 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
No, blackberry users are from a more "wiser and maturer" generation so their "shallowness" might not be the same.
I don't think it has anything to do with a specific OS, i'm pretty sure that the depth shallowness is about the same for users of all Operating Systems. You have mature and shallow people on all OS's.
I find it pretty immature to place the blame on a specific OS, only makes u look shallow for trying to say that most Ipone, Blackberry or Android are shallow.
it's just my 2 cents. knowing how many trolls there r here i doubt it won;t take long for someone to get offended by it lol