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    Senior Member Misty_Mountain_Rose's Avatar
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    Question In-The-Head conversations

    For the longest time I found that I was essentially 'having conversations' with people that I knew, trying to figure out what their response would be to something I asked them... all in my head.

    I would run through all of the different possible reactions, (sometimes getting myself so worked up by their responses that I would literally feel sad, angry, etc) and then decide which one they were most likely to give me... AND THEN NEVER ASK THEM THE QUESTION! I would move forward as if we had the conversation

    Crazy-Delusional, or INTJ-ish?

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    I dunno about INTJ-ish,but Definitely seems IN-ish. Meanwhile we IS types go through all the possible things we SHOULD have said in a past conversation.
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    I do this too. Sometimes I'm thinking about something I'm actually going to say, to figure out what will be the best way to put it, but mostly I just create random scenarios in my head and try different ways of saying things just to see the reaction and where it leads.

    I also debate with myself in my head. It can get very intense, since I contradict myself over and over again, until I'm yelling (in my head, not actually yelling ).
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    I do it all the time, usually with people I haven't seen for a long time. Two people in particular though.
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    I guess we'll never know.

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    I do it a lot. It is almost impossible not to do it.

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    Yep, sounds familiar. The trick is to make sure you sort reality versus fantasy, which I seem to keep together pretty well when it comes to anything factually said, but don't sort very well when it comes to knowing someone's mood or emotions regarding something--I may have a conversation in my head with someone I know that may elicit an emotionally heated response (in my head), and the next day/week/whatever when I see them for real have this preconceived notion that they feel that way. That's a little more tricky to sort out.
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    Hmmm, I do this all the time, too, and I am definitely not I-N
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    I do this too. Last night I debated with Bill O'Reily

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    I actually have entire debates in my head and by doing that I want to predict all the possible outcomes and arguments.
    I am doing that so that I could storm the other person in the real world.

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