What makes you who you are as a person? Your upbringing? Your DNA? The amount of times you say the rużarju per day? Whether you support Joseph or Simon? The books you (don’t) read?
The way you behave online?
We spend a large chunk of our day on the net, so our online habits are bound to tell us something about our personalities. Here are 7 types of Maltese people you will come across on online threads.
1. The verbal diarrhea punctuation evader
We’ve all had the misfortune of coming across one of these comments:
‘int x’minghalik li int @Brandon aa purcinell mhux ahjar ma tindahalx fejn ma jesghakx u tara xissemmihom int it tfal orrajt allahares narak barra ghax gugu ingibulek wiccek minghalik se ddahhaq malajr issib kappell jigik aaa kurnut ‘
(Loose translation: what do you think you are @Brandon you buffoon why don’t you mind your own business and see what you name your own kids okay if i see you out I’ll make your face candy you think you’re going to make people laugh you’ll soon find a hat that fits you)
Such posts leave the reader gasping for air and the writer’s blood pressure at an all-time high. Punctuation evaders tend to be impulsive and just fire out whatever they’re thinking in real time, which means having to type as fast as the formation of their basic thoughts.
2. The dry AF stinger
On the opposite end of the spectrum lie the dry ones, likely to reply to a post with a ‘K.’
Short sentence. Much impact. Boom. Note importance of full stop after said dry comment.
3. The peacekeeper
The peacekeepers avoid conflict, adopt an optimistic approach to life, give people the benefit of the doubt and try to spread peace and harmony wherever they may be, be it IRL or online.
4. The overexcited one
We’ve all, at some point, been unsettled by an unenthusiastic ‘Thanks‘ to a heartfelt birthday message. No smileys. No exclamation marks. ‘Thanks.’ So rude.
However, for every emotionless online person is an overexcited one, using twelve exclamation marks and – why not – throw in a few hundred smileys for good measure.
5. The smart-ass
This breed of online commenters use words like ‘thus‘ and ‘indeed‘ to sound smarter than they really are.
6. The sindikajra
The sindikajra never actually comment, they just like other comments and let everyone else do the work.
7. The joker
The joker typically just posts a meme on a thread and that’s it.
Bonus: The ones who miss the point entirely
…and go on a rant about something totally irrelevant.
The Verbal Diarrhea Punctuation Evader: int x’minghalik li int @Brandon aa purcinell mhux ahjar ma tindahalx fejn ma jesghakx u tara xissemmihom int it tfal orrajt allahares narak barra ghax gugu ingibulek wiccek minghalik se ddahhaq malajr issib kappell jigik aaa kurnut
The Dry AF: …k.
The Peacekeeper: I think what she meant to say was that we shouldn’t judge people’s choice of child names
The Overexcited: You guys are hilarious!!!!!!! U leee!!!!!!!!!!
The Smartass: I find this lack of punctuation absolutely atrocious indeed. One must remember that failure to use it can convey a different meaning entirely.
The Sindikajra: [*Likes Smartass’ comment*]
The Joker: *Brings out the popcorn and scratches nuts*
The Point Misser: I believe children should be taken care of, no matter what.