Why do young people today do not like to make phone calls and focus on texting?

Electronic product retail website BankMyCell once did a survey, researching why young people spend a lot of time using their phones every day, but hate calling.

They surveyed 1,200 Americans aged 22-37. In which, the most strongly agreed opinion is “calling takes time”. They do not like to talk much over the call, but prefer to type and use emoticons to respond more quickly, avoiding all kinds of hassles.

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In addition, the survey also shows that a group of young people strongly dislike calls from close friends and family, but not business partners and colleagues.

What’s even more amazing is that 81% of people surveyed feel nervous every time a call comes in. Nearly one-fifth of people think that they have a “phone panic”, and need to be mentally prepared before picking up the phone.

The survey considers young people as the “quiet generation”. How about you, do you like to listen or make phone calls?

1 minute call, 2 hours psychological preparation

Many people don’t like calls because they put themselves in the group of people who are afraid of society


Yami considers herself to be the typical social phobia. She has been afraid of strangers since childhood, and does not like to call people who are not very close. Recently, Yami is looking for a job, but she is afraid that the employer will call. Even though she knew it wouldn’t hurt to make a call, she still couldn’t control herself.

Even calling a restaurant to reserve a table in advance becomes a huge obstacle.


This guy is different. He does not feel socially afraid, as he still makes friends and socializes with strangers normally. But the only thing is that he is very afraid of the calls. The phone is always in silent mode. But suddenly the screen lit up again, causing him to startle in panic, his hands sweating.

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Some people are worried about privacy

@The sound of birds singing in the plum bushes

She didn’t mind when someone answered the phone in public. But I can’t do this myself. If suddenly a call comes in, and she is in a crowded place but as quiet as a train… then she is extremely afraid to pick up the phone.

She always had the feeling that people around her were eavesdropping on her, guessing who the person on the other end of the line was, what relationship she had to her, even trying to assess her life.

Slow reflexes. This is the reason why they are so afraid of incoming calls

In fact, the call puts a certain amount of pressure on the caller because it requires you to completely focus on the content inside.

Even many reality shows take advantage of this point to present situations such as giving any object to the person on the phone, as a result, they all subconsciously take it with little reaction.

The phone rang, prepared for a few seconds and then picked up. Many modes of expression of emotions and language are limited. For those who lack the ability to communicate, make phone calls like participating in a war, nerves are always tense like a guitar string. But communication by text message can help people hide many things, have more time to think.

Depending on machines, stretching the distance between people

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When he was an intern at a certain company, the instructor told him that when contacting other people, it is necessary to follow the “Message – call” sequence. If you don’t answer the message, then call. This is the common way of socializing. Suddenly calling someone on the phone is a sudden, unpolite thing.

Dislike for phone calls is not only limited to the group of people with social anxiety, but also affects the scope of the era.

Research shows that calls gradually become less frequent. Many people even enter a state of “no call” except in times of emergency.

Of course, this also shows that human communication methods have become more diverse, as texting has gradually replaced phone calls. Human expression becomes more fragmentary and symbolic than before.

Compared to texting on social media, calling is like a serious expression. Since then, the barrier to making calls has increased, and “calling only when it’s important” has become an implicit rule, even an obvious one.

After so much socializing, we always have a desire to take some time for ourselves. Not calling is rooted in our vulnerability, not wanting to disturb others and not wanting to be disturbed either.

We rely on social media. In this way, it seems that we connect with society more easily.

But, if you turn off your phone, will you still be happy?

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American psychologist Shirley Turkle classifies these phenomena as “collective loneliness”. She argues that “half-way communication” has led us to fall deeper into loneliness.

We are no longer confined to a limited social circle of just a few dozen friends, but can have hundreds or even thousands of people, opening up an unprecedented social sphere.

But do you feel that online communication always brings a sense of confusion, not knowing whether the other party is approaching or leaving.

Humans are sensitive and vulnerable species.

We always love to connect with others and can’t wait to share all the little things in life. We often feel lonely, but are afraid of being bound by closeness.

Technology has immense appeal. It can make up for the weak side of human nature.

Source: Thepaper

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