Saying, "Um," "Uh," and "Like" a Lot Means You Are a Thoughtful Person
If you tend to use "filler words" such as "you know," "um," "like" or "I mean" when you speak, a new study suggests that's because you're a thoughtful, conscientious person who cares about the truthfulness of your speech. The University of Texas research says that people who use these filler words are letting you know that instead of telling you the exact truth about something, details have been removed either because they can't remember exactly or the details aren't really important.
They also found that the filler words were more common among people who are conscientious, more likely to be empathetic and care about the listener. The researchers believe the reason is that these type of people are, quote, "generally more thoughtful and aware of themselves and their surroundings," and their use of the filler words show they have a, quote, "desire to share or rephrase opinions to recipients."
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