Mind reading also known as: supposition, presupposition, presumption, premise, belief, expectation,conjecture, speculation, suspicion… What they all have in common is a lack of evidence.
Healthy relationships are based in mutual directness. We feel safe and create safety when we say what we mean and we mean what we say. Direct communication saves time and energy, it’s genuine and it lets everyone know where they stand. Direct communication removes game playing and does away with victimhood.
Wasteful questions: “What is (s)he thinking”. “Why did (s)he do that?” “What does (s)he want?” “How does (s)he feel?”
You don’t know. Without a conversation and a bit of reality checking with the person in question, you can’t know.
Mind reading takes us out of the present moment, it preoccupies our attention and removes our power to make healthy, informed, life affirming choices.
You don’t know.