August 29, 2017
We know you’re jsut trying to look friendly, but those smileys you keep adding into your emails? They are making you look stupid.
“Our findings provide first-time evidence that, contrary to actual smiles, smileys do not increase perceptions of warmth and actually decrease perceptions of competence,” says Dr Ella Glikson from Ben-Gurion University. Is it better to come off a little cool? Or like an idiot? Probably the former 🙂 .