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Curious about Communication | No Response


You’re reading my posts.
How do I know?
I have received several emails from people who thought they might be the “non responders” that I have been lamenting about.  I had to giggle a bit.

When I say that certain people don’t respond, they truly don’t respond.
They most certainly wouldn’t write me to ask if they are the non responders I’ve described.
So…I command you:

Stop feeling guilty.

And sorry if I made people feel guilty.
Not my intent.
I’m just being a sleuth and trying to figure out the mystery of non responders.

I do have one friend who never responds and we live about three miles apart.
Occasionally I bump into her around town and I joke with her about how we should get together, but probably won’t because she doesn’t respond.  And she laughs and says, “yeah…I know…I don’t respond”.

Somehow, I managed — through email — to get this person to agree to be interviewed.
It was revealing!
Turns out this person answers emails all day long for business (emails that involve lots of careful writing since she is in public relations).  She’s a quick responder and gets it done.
When it comes to personal emails, she doesn’t respond because it just feels like more work to her.
Naturally, like everyone, when she’s done with work, she wants her down time.

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