How To

You are about to send a message by email, chatline, or by texting. You’ve used a spell-checker, a grammar checker, so you need to take the next step.

Paste your message into the box on the MercurySays homepage, then press Submit.

The following insights about your message will then appear.

Your message shows you are feeling …

MercurySays focuses first on the top three emotions it detects in your message. Remember, MercurySays probes deeply into the language used in your message, measuring 159 basic and blended emotions. This gives you a profound insight into the feelings your message is presenting.

Your message shows you believe you are …

Diving deeper, MercurySays searches for the top three foundational insights into the personality your message is presenting. Sometimes called the “authorial voice,” this is the character that your reader will “sense” as they read your message.

Knowing this allows you to create a message that presents you in the best possible way to achieve the results you seek.

Your message shows your interest in other opinions is …

Next, MercurySays measures how open you are to different points of view. Are you ready to consider new ideas or have you made up your mind? Often, the more certain you are, the stronger your message will be. On the other hand, you can gain great insight if you are willing to consider other opinions. It all depends on what you want to achieve.

Your message shows your deeper purpose is to …

MercurySays identifies the intent of your message. It typically identifies that you will be performing one of five tasks.

  • looking for facts
  • developing meaning
  • judging against values
  • expressing feelings
  • making a decision or taking an action

Your message shows your sincerity is …

MercurySays measures your message for indications of sincerity. Knowing this information can help you to assess how effective your message will be. A message with high levels of sincerity will be taken more seriously. A message with low levels of sincerity may be ignored.

Your message shows your engagement is …

One of the most powerful aspects of your message relates to your level of engagement with the person and the issue you are addressing. If the reader thinks you are highly focused and interested, they will almost certainly pay very close attention and may react as you would like. If they think you don’t really care, you may be wasting your time.

Welcome to the new world of communication.

Know thyself.