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The More Powerful Email Message

Posted by Michael Dolan on September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Use this simple trick to examine your emails to see what your status is: count the number of “I” word you use and your correspondent uses.  Whoever uses the word more has a lower status, according to James Pennebaker, a psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin.

We tend to be more self conscious when talking to a person of higher status so we emphasize the “I” more.

See more and find the software to help you count words here:

http://io9.com/to-see-who-holds-the-power-in-your-relationships-check-1630619630

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