Did you know that others are forming an impression of you by how you answer and send messages?
Whether you use iMessage, WhatsApp, Snapchat, or another service, texting and instant messaging has probably become a part of your relationship with others. Have you ever thought about how you come across? Maybe you look aggressive or rude without meaning to? Here are some dos and don’ts for instant messages:
If the person doesn’t answer, don’t insist
No one has an obligation to pick up the phone when it rings. In the same way, no one is obligated to respond immediately to a WhatsApp message.
Respect their time
Remember that you have no idea what that person is doing when they get your call. Maybe they have time to answer, but maybe they can’t because they’re working, on another call … or getting a manicure! Or maybe they’re in another time zone, and sound asleep. Don’t insist if they don’t respond instantly.