I have a problem with trying to read people’s minds, even when I know I can’t. I think it comes from my desire to please the people I admire and love. I also believe that I have good discernment of others; I don’t know if that is really true, but I believe it nonetheless. I think I have a good motivations, but mind reading is a revealing and bad habit.
My therapist asked me what I thought a certain person was thinking. It was easy for me to spout off thoughts I guessed the person had of me–it was not very nice. Then she said, “Do you think that about other people? (I tilted my head at the question.) She went on, “Many times the thoughts we project on people are thoughts that we have of others.”
Figurative jaw drop for me. What? Me…judgmental and impatient of others? Never!
Like I said, mind reading is a bad habit that does no one any good and usually reveals more about yourself than about others.
My new goal is to mind my own business and be the best version of myself without worrying what others are thinking. I have decided that if someone likes me, their actions will be louder than their words or silent thoughts, anyways.
Say no to mind reading my friends!
Cheers to healthy minds and hearts!
Am I the only one that does this? How do you steer clear of mind reading?