Texting Addiction and Misunderstanding

Texting: Addiction and Misunderstandings

  • Receiving and sending texts triggers dopamine in our brain, an addictive reward hormone.
  • Not receiving an expected text triggers the release of cortisol, a stress hormone.
  • Dopamine and cortisol create a cycle of pleasure and pain.  Addiction. 
  • Even with emojis, text messages create confusion about the meaning and emotion of a message, causing painful misunderstandings and stress. 
  • For anything other than factual data, FaceTime or a phone call is much better than texting. 
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