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    breaking out of my cocoon Array SearchingforPeace's Avatar
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    I don't know how I do it. I just do it naturally.

    On many occasions, I have had people tell me I understand them better than they do themselves, even with modest contact.

    Motives and honesty scream at me. Fears and concerns pop out as well.

    I try not to read everyone I meet, but even without trying, I can see into people and figure a way to make their life better.

    It gets overwhelming at times, especially with large groups.

    So, how do I do it? I don't know. Am I right 90+%? Yes.

    Can't all INFJs do this?
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    The fox knows many things--the hedgehog one big one.
    And I am not a hedgehog......


    Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers" not "blessed are the conflict avoiders.....

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    I would see it the same as this:

    I am a hippo. Who can flip backwards into a pond.

    Can't all hippos flip backwards into a pond?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiegfriedSchtauffen View Post
    I do the same, although body language can convey some useful additional information that I've completely ignored a few years ago.

    Some people make use of body language to a much higher extent than some others. People who rely on reading body language too much can easily become confused when meeting a pokerface like me.
    Exactly. People who try to read me that way usually get it wrong. I don't assume my skill will be any better than theirs.
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    Sometimes a thought or phrase will pop into my head and seconds later, the other person will say it. That may be me thinking along the same lines though.

    As for intent, I'm not that good with emotions, particularly with two-faced people who there seem to be a lot of.

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    Wake, See, Sing, Dance Array Cellmold's Avatar
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    Stick your finger in the air and waggle it like you just don't care.

    I have thoughts about people's thoughts and intents, but I try to ignore them in favour of actual evidence.
    "An upsidedown wire heart
    Being sucked into a periscope
    Still the mind is dull
    Like you need another excuse"

    … a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking
    at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is….
    .. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
    different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
    domain in which it is clear and adequate….
    - David Bohm

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    You reas their intentions and thoughts by observing their actions body position and certain words that they are using

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