I was thinking about this for a bit and didnt know what part of the forum to post it in, what are the most annoying incidences of mind blindness which you encounter on a regular basis?
I define mind blindness as the opposite of being mindful or possessing a theory of mind, that is being socially conscious, and perhaps conscientious. It is the opposite of what was once called "thoughtfulness", in the sense of being kind rather than introspective or thinking.
I think this is a kind of intellect, its probably more important, for most people or the run of the mill things in life than being an expert in physics or mathematical genius.
Two or three examples which bother me to start the thread.
- People who enter a stream of pedestrians, adopt a fast pace and suddenly stop short, particularly if it is in a doorway or were a lot of people will be "bottle necked" by it.
- People who obstruct door ways, stair wells, lifts or exits. Either by choosing that as a perfect place to strike up a conversation or just not thinking about were they are.
- That "helpful" person who will interceed in any situation were simply removing themselves and permitting an individual to work out whatever it is they are finding challenging on their own.
For instance someone is struggling with luggage off a train through a narrow entrance, they can be most helpful by getting out the way, instead they decide they will help handle the other persons luggage, perhaps ask other commuters to do so aswell, when the last thing said person with the luggage wants is a bunch of strangers touching their stuff.
- People who're not listening and only waiting on their turn to speak.
- People who every time they speak its the same story being told over and over and over. Yet it kind of escapes them that this is the case and they get upset or irrated if they fail to get the reaction they expect for the Nth time.