smiley faces

Emojis, smiley faces, etc. are actually doing you more harm than good when using them in work emails, according to a new study!

In a Social Psychological and Personality Science Journal, researchers wanted to find out whether including smileys in work emails actually have an effect on the message.

What they found was instead of reading a happy face, people thought the sender was less competent.

So next time you think of including “:)” in your email to your boss, you may want to skip it!