It amazes me how differently people can come across in text messages!


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When it comes to texting, some people are all serious and formal, even though you know them to be relaxed and spontaneous.

Other people can come across all 'giddy-as-a-schoolgirl', using all those emoticons and abbreviations, when in real life they are very matter-of-fact!

It’s amazing what different communication methods do! I can seem all mean and bad-cop by letter, but am a big softy in person.

It should make us pause and consider when we get a text that just doesn’t seem right! Assume the best, rather than the worst.

Some people have said that on the radio I sound all smart and intelligent, 'with-it' and 'got-it-all together' (and handsome!), when in fact nothing could be further from the...OK, maybe we need to re-write that last paragraph!

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