It makes them feel at ease to have their phone extremely close to them. If their phone is dead or forgotten somehwere, they go into depression and/or a "sleepy" state in which they almost stop talking altogether. Anywhere and everywhere they are texting; even at the most awkward places where you would not be texting, (example: a movie theatre) which is EXTREMELY annoying especially knowing the fact that they aren't even paying any attention to the movie.
You may also notice with avid texters that they pay no attention to anything else except writing their message to the other avid texter. Usually it's described as a zombie or brain dead stage and they are only attentive when the phone is closed. The sad thing is, most phone companies offer "Unlimited Texting" which makes all the avid texters out there go nuts. Also, most phones have "T9 Text" which spells out words for them so they can text pages upon pages of nothing but bullcrap.
Does anyone have a clue of what they are texting? No. Can we find out? No, because if you even touch their phone they will freak out and ask you "what the hell are you doing?" and get very defensive like their phone is a precious diamond.
Mike: ".....(click, click, clack, click)"
Mike: *Shuts phone* "What?!"
Mike: (Click, click, clack, click)
Stacy: Thank you! So how was your Biology class? *looking at phone/texting*
Jon: It was good. We actually had a quiz and um -feels awkward because he knows hes not being payed any attention- i uhh aced it.
Stacy: mhmm mhmm thats cool *texting*
-puts phone away-
Jon: how was your English class?
Stacy: hold that thought. *texts* um what did you say?
Jon: Okay you're a textaholic and you need help.
2) Although an addict, is still an amazing person.
"I can't...I'm addicted to texting...I have a problem...I'm a textaholic. Please get me help!"
2) "Wow, she's such a textaholic..."
"Yeah, but she's so amazing..."