Long emails linked to depression.
James Pennebaker, Psychologist and language analysis expert at the University of Texas at Austin, found that a persons written language changes when they're hiding a secret.
"The researchers saw that the depressed patients keeping their depression a secret sent more and longer emails, hid their negative emotions and accentuated their positive emotions, used more self-reflective words," Business Insider reported.
Virtually everyone that I follow on social websites who revealed that they're suffering from depression posts a ridiculous amount of messages. By "ridiculous," I mean that it's common to see hundredths of messages from those people on my timeline daily.
A second study found that whenever the subject was corresponding with a person relevant to the secret in question, they often attempted to deceive or mislead that person.
I bet you're not going to look at your emails the same again, huh?
- BusinessInsider.com | Your Emails Can Reveal If You Are Keeping A Secret | Jennifer Welsh | August 2, 2013