Beware the Written Word

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Isn't it a fact that we try and portray the written word with transparency of ‘self' in hopes we are relaying the emotion that may be behind it?  We use signs {{sigh}} with a word in between or a J to show we're being facetious or happy. 

Does the emotion doesn't always come across right?

I get excited when I want to get an oh, so ecstatic moment across.  I'm overjoyed with elation that I voted for Governor Abercrombie and he won!!!  Or how about those exclamation marks we receive when someone else is trying to get their point across.

What do you ‘think' they are saying when they exclaim in writing, "I THINK  YOU'RE WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!!" with capital letters and exclamation marks. Okay, though they didn't really write those exact words their point was that they believe they're right and you're oh, so wrong.

Beware of the written word with CAPITAL LETTERS in BOLD and many, many EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!

Are they yelling or are they just feeling strongly about the topic?

What do CAPITAL letters and exclamation marks mean to you?

Perception is an individuals' belief of what they "think" about a certain situation, thing etc. In this case it is the perception of what another person is saying through their written word. It all boils down to we are human and each human is a unique person with their own thoughts and feelings.  It also depends on how the other person is portraying their written word.

If you have any inkling that the other person's writing is showing that they're  ‘yelling' ......

Make the effort to pick up the phone.

.......If all else fails.....DETACH!!!!!

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Faina Reinhardt
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I find that most important conversation are better had in person.  I have had so many instances when I misread and got myself all worked up over someone's bold font and exclamation marks. :)

Jan 26, 2011 10:47 AM #1
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Faina: lol...I think we all do because we can't see, hear the other person 'talking' through their words.

Jan 26, 2011 10:51 AM #2
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Jeff Belonger
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Sally... I agree with Faina.. it's so easy to misread someone when texting or e-mailing.. or when commenting.. escpecially the exclamation points or those words on capitals... it can sometimes get us in trouble..

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Jan 26, 2011 10:57 AM #3
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Susan Mangigian
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I think enthusiasm is great in caps and lots of exclamations.  Not so with disagreements.  Better to do it in person or on the phone so there are no misunderstandings.  

Jan 26, 2011 11:01 AM #4
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Jeff:  Yeah....it depends on the situation and the comments huh?  Pick up the phone and call me...and I'll debate ...or not...on the phone.

 

Jan 26, 2011 11:06 AM #5
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Nancy Fraser
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Sally, it is so easy to misinterpret what and how someone is speaking with all these email and text options. While it can be a good and easy way to communicate, I believe it also eliminates development of communication skills.

Jan 26, 2011 12:26 PM #6
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I'm with Susan on this... My caps and exclamations is being quite excited or enthusiastic about my topic and quite frankly I just like writing in caps too..Plus, italic and bold. Then, all I worry about is pictures and where to put a period . or questions mark ? People are so uptight these days.... You can even text or type in peace without someone getting all excited! I had a blogger comment on my blog, NOT to the blog itself, but because I had my blog in CAPS and it was sore to his eyes... OMG!

Jan 26, 2011 12:27 PM #7
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Hi Sally...

I often use all caps to emphasis a word, because I am trying to communicate in my writing the same way that I would speak ... and I am VERY animated! ;)

Jan 26, 2011 12:27 PM #8
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Nancy:  We are in a business to serve all generations/types etc. And if it's text, email, blog, website, other forums and so forth...we adapt. 

Lauren: Any punctuation or caps can be okay.....depending on the context it's used in. I've had sore eyes from colorful words but none of this bothers me... I detach. It's much easier. As stated in my post....pick up the phone if one has a problem....

Hi Richard! I am VERY as well :)  It's the way we perceive the written word and how we are not able to hear how one is talking. I think I'd like to switch to all video :) :)  My post has plenty of bold exclamation marks and caps. Am I yelling?

Jan 26, 2011 12:36 PM #9
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Ahhh Sally you have to change up the fonts and colors to help get your emotions across. 

Jan 26, 2011 12:52 PM #10
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Larry: I think I just like my own style...what suits everyone else is up to them. I'm just saying that to portray the written word is hard...and we have to create our own style to cater to the reader...because after all..it's the reader who will be reading :)

Jan 26, 2011 01:01 PM #11
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Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
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Sally, I wish we were not so dependent on email and text -- where, as you say, you can't always read the emotion or mood of the writer.

Jan 26, 2011 02:00 PM #12
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Sally, I often get very passionate and animated... sometimes I go back and change something because I am POSITIVE no one else will be as excited as I am.....

SO THERE! :D

Jan 26, 2011 02:54 PM #13
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Woo Hoo, Great subject and you edified it beautifully. Well done my friend!

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Sally... well, I will be going to be soon... maybe another time.. ;o)   But get a chance, travel over to my most current blog post, regarding AR member pics... it's a blog post that I did 4 yrs ago..  dug one up from the graveyard...

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Jan 26, 2011 03:40 PM #15
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Joyce...that's just the way technology grew and our business along with it. Change with the changing times...and adapt accordingly :)

Andrea: I'm POSITIVE on the POSITIVE points ...I downsize negativity :)   SO THERE TO YOU TOO! hhehe

HI WILLIAM!!!   Now you all notice those bold capitals with exclamation marks!  This is because I so love my dear bestest friend in San Diego, Ca. :) :) Thanks William...I did edify it grandly didn't I?  HUG!

Jeff:  :)  No problem...I didn't mean...NOW. :)

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