Joined: Jun 25, 2008
|Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:53 pm Post subject: Understanding how others think, or not
|I've twice in my life had the experience of feeling like I know a singer/songwriter through his music. As in, really know what he's like. In both cases, they tend to be, for me, pretty predicable, so, I think I really do get how they think.
For me, this is something very unusual. One of them I've had the pleasure to meet and know personally, and it's a precious friendship.
The first one, who I never met, it's like, in my adolescent years, it was one person who felt things in the same way I do. It was a comfort, just knowing he was out there. I felt less alone.
I'm guessing most folks here, that experience of understanding someone's thinking like that is unusual, as it is for me.
I'm also curious if for NTs that's more common. That seems to fit with the idea of "mindblindness", and autistics have that. The idea that what for me is an unusual, special experience is more common for others is strange to think about.
Any thoughts, stories, anecdotes?