How Well Do You Read People’s Thoughts & Feelings?

It’s not rocketry

Dr. Psychology
5 min readAug 6, 2022
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Although it’s never easy to decipher people’s thoughts and feelings, it’s also not that hard that it’s perceived as a superpower. It’s not as rocketry as you think it is.

Another myth I’d like to bust before I start speaking about reading thoughts and feelings — “You have to be telepathic to read people.”

That’s not true people! It’s a lot easier and less complicated. You can do it too.

What Do I Mean When I say “Reading thoughts & Feelings”?

I certainly don’t mean magic. If you’re guessing it’s about hacking minds, well it is, but not line by line.

“Empathic Accuracy” it’s a word that refers to the extent to which people can accurately decipher other people’s feelings and thoughts.

Let me explain this with a relatable example.


A child develops criminal traits. He starts bullying his classmates, starts stealing stuff, and the parent is informed about the child’s actions. The parent now speaks to the child.

The parent only knows that the child’s actions are wrong. But he cannot provide a logical explanation. Most probably the parent would bash the kid…



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