Negative people tend to reply to e-mails 36 percent faster than their positive co-workers. The web gremlins at Contactually analyzed over 100 million email conversations and found that individuals who tend to use positive, upbeat language in their messages — like “care” and “amazing” — respond to 47 percent of their emails within 24 hours, whereas those who more frequently use negative words — like “missed” and “stupid” — respond to 64 percent of messages within a day. “Maybe the negative folks are more active online in general. Sort of explains Internet trolls, doesn’t it?” commented Jeff Carbonella of Contactually.
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