Frequent teen and young adult texters are found to be more shallow, like totally

Frequent teen and young adult texters are found to be more shallow, like totally
As if we need more reassurance about it all, but apparently it seems as though teenagers and young adults who frequently text message are found to be more focus on wealth and image, thus, embodying all of the qualities of someone being shallow.

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: Feb 06, 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?

6. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

WebMD apparently

2. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 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: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

or you just don't recognize that you are... ;)


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

LOL willard soooo true.

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

These are the 'iphone generation' Pretty pointless study at the same time!

9. stealthd unregistered

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: Dec 29, 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: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

More than 300 messages per day... That doesn't end here, Add twitter facebook, it'll be more than 5000 messages per day.

7. G2Noobin

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

LOL Awesome....Shallow a$$ MFs

8. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I'm not surprised

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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: Jan 17, 2011

What's next? That the shallow people mostly have Blackberry's? *rolleyes*

15. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

No, most of the texters I know use android phones w/ slide out keyboards.....

14. Borrie69

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 14, 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

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