Topic: A recent study says that we can correctly figure out what a stranger is
thinking 20% of the time…and what a romantic partner is thinking 35% of
the time. In your opinion, what does that indicate about how well we
know our mates?
Posted by: Aly Walansky
I guess this is a matter of half-full/half-empty...an interesting question would be what percentage of the time do we correctly understand ourselves and our own thoughts?
Not nearly all the time. In fact, maybe not even half. This makes the 35% sound pretty darn sweet.
In all seriousness, we can be in a relationship over a course of years, and often still feel not entirely connected - and it's sometimes, I think, based on my initial thought - that we really aren't comfortably connected to ourselves. How can we get anyone else?
I do call into question the guessing 20% of the time correctly about strangers. How can that *possibly* be true?