I have serious trouble detecting sarcasm in written word. As a result I tend to use the emoticons/emoji in written communications when I engage. It makes conveying tone in text difficult. Studies—albeit small ones—have shown that ending a sentence with a period conveys a hostile tone—something I rarely intend to do.
My “proper” structure, therefore, comes across as hostile without meaning to.
I therefore use emoticons/emoji to ensure that the proper tone comes through in my written text. But I have received push back for this as well. I was dismissed as “just some memeing girl.”
There are several things wrong with that statement but that’s for another time.
If anyone has a problem with this, it’s on them… Not me. I know me weaknesses. I know how to compensate.