I’m thinking too of the everyday mindreading.
“I know what you’re thinking”. Or when people sit around trying to discern someone’s intent based upon their body language, the look on their face, the intonation of the voice, etc.
It took me a lot of years to understand why I fared so poorly on school tests that asked, “WHAT IS THE AUTHOR’S INTENT?” when I scored so well on everything else.
There’s a whole school of thought about this ‘thing’ called “mindblindness”. And.. it’s wrong.
Everybody’s mindblind. But some people are predictable. The reason I did poorly on those questions is it asked me to predict a stereotypical reason why an author would say such-and-such a thing. Well, I don’t think in stereotypes.
Took 30 years to realize the problem wasn’t “me”. I really thought it was me. It’s not.