Communication Crutches

Like-You-KnowWhen you speak, if you pack your sentences with “you know,” “I mean,” and “like” you aren’t being ditzy, you’re being conscientious. A new study (in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology) says “filler words” tend to be used by people who are more thoughtful . They’re using the words to imply rephrase what they’re trying to say in an effort to ‘soften the blow.’ If you’re afraid of how someone will take what you’re going to say, packing 20 likes into it will defiantly make whatever it is you’re going to say a lot less painful to hear than it was listening to you try and get to the point.

About The Author

Brent Lee

QMIX Afternoon Guy, Brent Lee, grew up near Greensburg -- where he started working on the radio at age 14. Growing up as an only child may have been lonely at times, but it led him to be the creative, fun guy we all enjoy on the radio! Brent graduated from North Decatur High School and Ball State University. His first summer during college, Brent actually filled-in as the QMIX Afternoon Guy all summer, when there was a full-time opening on our staff. Little did he know he would return to that job many years later. Brent has worked in radio all over Indiana (and a bit in Illinois too), claiming to never have had a real job. And he’s has been back at QMIX since 2011. We hope he’ll be here for a long time to come! Some of Brent’s favorite things are IndyCar, movies and good food!

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