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Butterfly
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04 Jun 2012, 8:23 am

MindWithoutWalls wrote:
I sometimes seem to over-explain things and say the same things in several different ways, because I'm afraid I won't be understood or that I'll leave out some important part. This has occasionally caused others to complain or otherwise express irritation with me. I find this interesting, in light of the fact that I also sometimes under-explain, as though someone should know what I'm thinking or feeling just because I do.


That's perfectly ME. :)



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04 Jun 2012, 12:43 pm

MindWithoutWalls wrote:
I sometimes seem to over-explain things and say the same things in several different ways, because I'm afraid I won't be understood or that I'll leave out some important part. This has occasionally caused others to complain or otherwise express irritation with me. I find this interesting, in light of the fact that I also sometimes under-explain, as though someone should know what I'm thinking or feeling just because I do.

Is over-explaining a kind of perseveration? Is under-explaining due to a lack of theory of mind?


This is exactly what I do. I have been working on it because of others' irritations or confusions. It actually got me fired,once because they client didn't know what I was saying and complained later, yet never addressed me as to not understanding.


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