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  •  Well, you did ask (0+ / 0-)

    "is it realistic to expect somebody to correctly guess what someone is feeling just by looking at nonverbals alone... "

    So I was saying "No, it's not realistic".  If it doesn't matter whether I get it exactly right, I don't ask, but if it does, I do.

    -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

    by neroden on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 04:45:32 PM PDT

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    •  And my best friend (0+ / 0-)

      who does pick up emotions and social cues subconsciously, will say outright that one of the things he really appreciates about me is that he can talk, on a pure 'text' level, with me, without having to focus on subtext.  He finds this a relief and finds that it eliminates a lot of confusion and mistakes, and he wishes more people were blunt and straightforward.  

      So I think it's fair to say that expecting people to pick these things up isn't reasonable for anyone.  Despite this, people do expect it.  :-P

      -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

      by neroden on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 05:28:36 PM PDT

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