I dont mind that sort of thing, I usually can tell more about people than they know about themselves.
In those environments you might focus more on the knowledge about people than the experiential aspects of empathy. Those environments feel like a small room stuffed full of balloons squishing in on each other. That's the best metaphor I can use to describe the conflicting perspectives and egos each infringing on the others' boundaries. There is a lot of defensiveness, insecurity, ambition, dishonesty, etc. I think I pick up on the non-verbal cues, and even though most of the information is not useful because it is akin to knowing what shade of color each person "feels" so to speak, it is still too much information for me to process in real time. It has been a source of curiosity to me that it doesn't seem to help me navigate those environments, but it seems to have the opposite effect.
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