This is a pattern I've noticed.
If I send a message such as what I'm up to (something noteworthy), and I'm asking people what they're up to, or what their opinion is about something:
If I send a "mass message", aka sending the same message to several numbers, with no personalization (name, username, inside joke) so I can send it to several people at once to save time...
...I get very noticeably less replies than when I take the extra time to personalize EACH INDIVIDUAL MESSAGE with some sort of personalization (name, username, inside joke).
These are people that actually have me on their contact list in their phones / accounts, not "randoms" who don't recognize my phone # or username.
Imo, sending mass messages is more convenient and time-saving than personalizing each individual message.
Do people seriously feel the narcissistic need to be coddled, and have their message to be personalized, in order to "feel special enough" to reply to an I'm or text message?
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- Most cases, "personalized" or not, I'll reply to the message just the same33% (3)17% (1)27% (4)Vote
- Most cases, if the message isn't "personalized", I'm slightly less likely to reply22% (2)33% (2)27% (4)Vote
- Most cases, if the message isn't "personalized", I'm a lot less likely to reply33% (3)50% (3)40% (6)Vote
- Most cases, if the message isn't personalized, I'll always be ignored12% (1)0% (0)6% (1)Vote
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I voted less likely, but for different reasons that you mention.
The main reason I don't respond to mass messages is that I have an iphone and I can't figure out how to reply just to that person vs. to "reply all." They just changed that recently. I don't know how other phones work, but I often forget to reply back if I have to go all the way into my contacts and send them a response in that way, rather than just hitting a button to reply.
Also, information that you send to more than one person tends to be less likely to have content worth replying to, rather than just taking note of. I only reply to forwards on occasion, for example.
The third reaon is that, if a person is asking a bunch of other people, I figure someone else will answer their question. It's not a "I need to feel important thing" but the opposite, like, "Oh hey, I don't need to type anything in response, someone else will."3