When speaking face to face, humans subconsciously mirror each other’s facial expressions. This phenomenon is called emotional contagion and it’s instrumental in the development of interpersonal relationships.
Emotional Machines
Daniel Eckler
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I wonder if this explains why text conversations tend to turn into a string of the same abbreviations.

Haha that’s cool

Haha yeah just got it

Haha you should let me drive it

Lol no way

Lol are you sure

Yeah I don’t want to break it

Yeah your probably right

Haha yeah I am

Haha ok whatever

Unless of course this only happens to me.

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