Not texting someone back is kind of a cruel thing to do, especially in our world where everything is kind of conducted via electronic communication. Okay, not everything, but a lot of things. The idea of texting and not getting a response back can be a really frustrating, confusing experience.
As a man, it’s kind of weird to admit, but I have certainly dealt with this experience.
Being ignored on purpose is a heart-wrenching and horrifying thing that people tend to do to each other when they’re not being considerate of each other’s feelings.
Here are 4 reasons they didn't text you back:
Some people are so obsessed with themselves that the mere act of replying to a text isn’t something they feel is necessary to do. Narcissists live in a self-obsessed world where getting off on the pain of others almost seems like it’s an enjoyable activity rather than something they try to avoid.
A self-obsessed narcissist is going to engage in MIND games in order to increase the chances of someone being obsessed with them - like suddenly stopping texting back.
You know that feeling when you are ignored and continue to check your phone, right? It can often make you feel desperate for the person’s attention. And this desperation leads to continuously texting the person over and over. This showering of attention satisfies the narcissist’s sick desire for non-stop attention.
Some people are plain cruel. It’s a sad truth about humanity.
Like when a person receives a phone number, goes on a fun date and they say they'll keep in touch, then that said person then refuses to contact the other person, does not give a crap about their feelings and simply decides they are indifferent.
I mean, I am not necessarily sure if the non-texter intentionally tries to cause pain but the utter indifference to the other person’s pain and existence is cruel enough!
Come on! No one likes to be ignored! How would they feel if they were the ones being ignored and weren't getting texts back?
The thing is, most of the time, the person who is being ignored is actually the person who is extremely kind. I know this for a fact. I have known so many women who are the kindest, gentlest souls on the planet. They would never ignore someone on purpose. In fact, they go out of their way to make someone feel respected, loved and attended to. They would never ignore a text on purpose. No way.
They would text the person back even if it was a slight inconvenience. They would go out of their way to make the other person smile. They would never play any kind of mind games and try to make someone suffer on purpose.
What is disrespect? Well, here is a perfect example of disrespect:
Disrespect is telling someone you like their company and pretending to be interested and then all of a sudden going cold or all of a sudden, going “silent” and creating something commonly known as “radio silence,” which makes the human being you are ignoring feel like throwing something against a wall, screaming and tearing their hair out.
I am not exaggerating. The act of disrespect by not responding to a text can make someone feel like they are going insane. It’s sad because the person isn’t even crazy but the lack of response can make them feel like they're losing it.
This reason is the most genuine out of all of them; maybe someone is truly unaware of how their lack of texting back is affecting you. It’s not exactly nice, but being ignorant is a possible motive (or lack of a motive) behind why you are not receiving a text back.
Maybe they really aren’t aware of how happy a text back would make you.