Sending text messages is a great feature and it can provide you with the ability to communicate when normally calling is not an option. While this is indeed a good thing you should treat your text messages as a real conversation whenever possible even if it takes more time to send them to the person that you are communicating with. A real text message can go a long way and can provide someone with much more info then a simple text message ever could.
So, what do I mean by a real text message? Well, I’m talking about a text message that actually has meaning and is an actual conversation. Too often when people are texting these days they tend to use abbreviations and other teams instead of just typing out the words themselves. When you’re communicating with someone and sending them messages in this manner you are expecting them to understand what you mean and you’re hoping that they get entirely what you’re trying to say. What happens when the person gets your messages and they don’t understand what the abbreviations mean? What happens is the person you sent the messages to then has to spend time asking you what the abbreviations mean instead of taking the time to continue the conversation. This can cause a lot of wasted time that could have been prevented if you just took the little extra time to type out exactly what you meant to say.
The other reason that you should start sending real text messages is that if you start doing that the person you are talking to will automatically know you care to talk to them. If you start sending them abbreviations and short worded answers when they are sending you a conversation they can get the impression that you don’t care to talk to them and they may also get the impression that they are bothering you and you don’t have a whole lot of time on your hands. If you don’t want to give off these impressions then you need to make sure that you continue an actual worded conversation with that person without all the needless abbreviations. It means a lot more to a person when you take the time to type a message to them as opposed to when you try to type it and send it as quickly as possible.
The last reason you shouldn’t use one worded text or short text or even text with abbreviations is that you don’t want to come off as an annoying person. If you text a person “hey” or “good morning” with nothing else it will just seem like spam. If the other person is a conversationalist they will say “hey how’s it going?” or “Good morning, how are you?” but if they aren’t they will just end up sending you a similar message and the conversation will immediately stall. You need to make sure that you send an actual sentence that can carry into a further conversation. In this way even if the other person is not an extreme conversationalist they will want to converse with you and attempt to answer in the best way they can because you took the time to do so. Doing this will eventually make them a better conversationalist as well. Text messaging will never replace an actual phone conversation with someone, but you need to get into the practice of making it as much like a real conversation as possible and take your time as you would if you were actually talking to them.