During my first year at my employer, I found that there was one individual who I had little taste or patience for. We went through an endless onslaught of reciprocal emails that all smacked of attitude (on both our parts).
It took a great deal of time, nearly two years...for us to realize that we are both two very direct people.
You've met our type...we leave no feelings spared and in emails, our emotional exposure dripping with cold evaluation. We're not like this in person, you can see from our gestures that we're good...lending the impression that we're sweet to your face, but wield a dagger for when you turn your back.
I've also come to realize that here on NV, I have the same tendency. I loathe having to type out extended responses in order to spare sounding pretentious or rude.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a very friendly and approachable person. These new forms of communication, in my mind, are too complex if we are to treat them like personal contact. Why are we not recognizing that the value of words in digital communication need not equal superior forms.
How about you? Are you an offender?
Offender or not, do you think it is fair to expect from others the kind of emotional portrayals granted by face-to-face communications?