Do the following things in email tone lower status?:
- Exclamation marks
- Saying 'please', or 'it'd be great if'
- Saying 'you don't have to do this, but...'
- Saying 'sorry' (e.g. 'sorry to bother you')
- Signing of with 'Thanks!'
My impression is that they don't, because I haven't seen people who do this as low status. But they've all been people who are clearly high status anyway, due to their professional positions.
It'd be great to get any pointers on this, as I worry I do all these things. Sorry if there's already a discussion of this, I did try looking! Thanks!