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Understanding conversations....?

Luci

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Does anyone else have problems taking in information from what people say? Or getting the wrong message?
Do you have problems with people understanding you or misunderstanding your mood/intention?
 
Urban Hermit

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Yes, when my mind or mood are low, then I can't cope with too much information at once. It may only be a 2 second pause but I find I need extra time to process and reply. Sometimes in IRL conversation I don't say much because I can't keep up ...

Other times I'm fine .

It helps when I'm at my worst to use this type of forum as you can think of a response before sending it X

Hope that makes sense?
 
Fairy Lucretia

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Yes, when my mind or mood are low, then I can't cope with too much information at once. It may only be a 2 second pause but I find I need extra time to process and reply. Sometimes in IRL conversation I don't say much because I can't keep up ...

Other times I'm fine .

It helps when I'm at my worst to use this type of forum as you can think of a response before sending it X

Hope that makes sense?
the exact same thing happens to me ,im much much better on the internet than in RL x
 
Mixxy

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Does anyone else have problems taking in information from what people say? Or getting the wrong message?
Do you have problems with people understanding you or misunderstanding your mood/intention?

Very much so! Some times in a group of people I will sit there silent, over analysing everything. Challenging my self on my thoughts about the conversation and whether I’m right to think it?!?
Thinking of something to say and then choosing not to incase I sound daft.

Gets too much!
 
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It happens to me all the time, even sometimes people think I'm being annoying because I don't seem to pay attention, when in reality I just loose track in the middle of the conversation. :doh:

All I hear is words, but these words don't make sense with each other...

Also, it happens to me the same, people misunderstanding my mood. Most of the times I seem angry or upset, when I'm really not :scratcheshead:
 
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Yeah all the time. I zone out too much and then come back in the conversation and just do yeah. I seem to do this with certain people more than others. Sometimes what’s going in your head is more important than a story someone’s saying that you don’t really care to listen to.
 
Luci

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Thanks for the replies :)

I'm glad other people experience this too and it's not just me, I can take the total wrong information from a conversation and I thought I was losing it, or that people were just lying to me....

Also, it happens to me the same, people misunderstanding my mood. Most of the times I seem angry or upset, when I'm really not :scratcheshead:
This is he most upsetting thing for me, I hate when people assume I'm angry when I'm not :(
 
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