Back in school times, our teachers always stressed upon grammar and spellings but most of us didn't care at all at that time. But with passing time, and with personalities developed we now realise that these things matter. Not primarily, but at some point they do.
Back in school times, our teachers always stressed grammar and spelling but most of us didn't care at all at that time. But with passing time, and with personalities developed we now realize that these things matter. Not primarily, but at some point they do.
Although pointing out these mistakes looks ridiculous, in the world of online chatting, comments, views, these things become a big deal for some people. As found out by a paper published in PLOS One in 2016, there is a correlation between a person’s personality traits and how they respond to typos and grammatical errors.
Some of them behave quite ridiculously and make it a joke too. We call them grammar nazis, grammar police, or even jerks. A recent study has revealed that people who feel the urge or point out people’s grammatical mistakes online have less agreeable personalities than those who ignore them.
A study was conducted which included 84 participants who were first passed through a personality test and then the study was done to see how many of them or which group considered these kinds of typos most annoying.
Lead author, Julia Boland, from the University of Michigan, argues that personality decides how you interpret language itself. She had this study done where people were given applications for roommates and the applications were of controlled grammar and spelling mistakes.
Then the people were given the applications and the results showed that mostly extroverts ignored the typos and didn't judge people based on those while introverts did have a keen look. However, the study says those who point out grammar or spelling typos even when they get what it means are jerks and kind of rude too.
Article source: Diply