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Online and Off, We Are Drawn Toward Those with Similar Writing Styles

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Online and Off, We Are Drawn Toward Those with Similar Writing Styles
Both online and in-person friendships are more likely to develop between people who have similar linguistic styles, according to a new study co-authored by Balázs Kovács at Yale SOM.

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Like-Minded People

Like-Minded People

There is a natural tendency in us to become friends with people who share some ethnic, religious, or personality-based background with us, which extends to linguistic styles and creates societies that are similar to each other.

New studies that look at online relationships proved that the linguistic similarity also has a higher likelihood of friendships.

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The Level Of Influence Of Similar Linguistic Skills

When people only see the text of the other person, which is what they usually see in online relationships, the linguistic style is the only thing that can attract them to others.

The level of influence is much greater with people who have similar linguistic skills, affecting the flow of ideas and opinions within the group.

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